» VIEW BLOG CKUT Blog
ckutmusic on 07/09/2014 at 07:16AM
Local duo Le fruit vert have become masters at building intricate sonic worlds. Layers of vocals, effects, and an array of acoustic and electronic instruments weave together, a web of finely-tuned sonic detail stretched out to envelope listeners in sound. We caught them live at Casa del Popolo on June 17th as part of the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival, broadcasting their set over the airwaves for all to hear. Here's the audio for those who missed it -- and those who want to re-live the magic all over again.
ckutmusic on 02/24/2014 at 04:15AM
ckutmusic on 02/05/2014 at 12:30AM
Local artist Charlie Twitch aka ¡FLIST! came in for a live performance on CKUT's The Montreal Sessions—a show that provides a platform for a different community group, label, or artist to curate a month of programming. In January, local booking collective Loose-Fit hosted, and invited ¡FLIST! in for their final show.
Music that is as much Nick Cave as it is Thomas Dolby, what really sets ¡FLIST! apart is the incredibly emphatic live performance, the essence of which being hinted at in Twitch's new video for bug.
ckutmusic on 11/01/2013 at 12:30AM
Former LE FLY PAN AM bassist/Los Discos Enfantasmes founder Jean-Sébastien Truchy plays live on CKUT's If You Got Ears. In the studio, JS' operatic tenor shook the room, inside the headphone mix: lynchian soundscapes, eerie and beautiful.
ckutmusic on 08/02/2013 at 09:00AM
This past Monday, July 29th, Victoria, BC'ers (turned Montreal short-term residency'ers) Babysitter came in to the CKUT Music Dept's new release program New Shit for a live performance. Rare garage soul sighting.
ckutmusic on 05/24/2013 at 12:00AM
After a couple years weaving their magical and haunting sounds through Montreal's underground, Les Momies de Palerme went on hiatus. Needless to say, we were thrilled when the duo agreed to reunite and join us in the CKUT studios and play some music during If You Got Ears. Surrounded by an array of synths, effects, cables, and mixers, the pair conjured some seriously dreamy audio during their live performance. The stunning audio and the fleeting reunion made a truely special set.
ckutmusic on 03/28/2013 at 09:30AM
In the decade that he has called Montreal home, Nick Kuepfer has ventured through a wide range of sonic territory: from playing with infamous noise rockers AIDS Wolf to layering minimal guitar compositions with ambient drones, his contributions to the city's musical community are stunning in both their quality and diversity of sound. Keeping with his tradition of collaging unlikely sonic textures, Nick's live performance during the Constellation Records-curated Montreal Sessions found him alternately plucking and bowing an acoustic guitar over unearthly tape loops. At once rich and subtle, this piece will reward those who listen closely.
ckutmusic on 03/18/2013 at 01:30AM
Just days before the release of their long-awaited debut album, two members of the global drifter trio Jerusalem In My Heart met in the CKUT studios for a rare live performance and interview sent out onto the airwaves. Radwan Ghazi Moumneh is known around these parts for his work at the famed Hotel2Tango as well as for his long history as a performer in the Montreal and Beirut musical communities, and Jérémie Regnier is a composer and producer who'd flown in from his home in France less than 24 hours before this CKUT session. The sheer geographical distance between the members of JIMH mean that any live performances are a rarity, and we were thrilled when the folks at Constellation Records were able to get them in as part of their Montreal Sessions residency.
Combining traditional and contemporary Arabic sounds with electronics, drones, and some improvised live tape echo, Radwan and Jérémie brought forth some truly captivating sounds during their performance. Dual vocals, buzuk, synths, and an array of gadgets ebbed and flowed in the reinterpretations of two tracks from their forthcoming record Mo7it Al-Mo7it.
ckutmusic on 02/12/2013 at 07:15AM
The ring and decay of the bell calls to order, marking the onset on an aural peregrination. Space and place shift in this captivating live performance from CKUT alum Aaron Rosenblum at the now sadly defunct Williamsburg, Brooklyn venue Zebulon.
ckutmusic on 02/01/2013 at 07:00PM
On a very cold January afternoon, CKUT welcomed Montreal's own Babi Audi in the studio to record a live session. There she wove us a sonic tapestry of echoed vocals layered over chopped & screwed samples from some of her fave DJs. One half of the performance art-driven duo Institutional Prostitution, Melissa Gagne has been working solo under the moniker Babi Audi for the past year or two and she's been getting lots of attention from the city's curious ears as of late -- and for good reason.