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ckutmusic on 01/23/2015 at 07:37PM
A fusion of voice and electronics, ancient songs and modern technology, Hazy Montagne Mystique blends an array of synthesized noises while never losing its lively and deeply human essence. Whether it's the processed rhythms that bear striking resemblance to the human heartbeat or the otherworldly vocal tones that appear and disappear instantly within a song, there is something unique about the way HMM bridges the gap between the organic and the mechanic. You could call it ethereal but that doesn't quite do it justice. Perhaps it's best to just open your ears good and wide and let the music take you where it will.
ckutmusic on 01/16/2015 at 05:13PM
Echo Beach, aka Montreal sound sculptor extraordinaire Julie Matson, is no stranger to CKUT. She's joined us for performances on Venus and Modular Systems in the past, and now she's back with a couple new gems from a live in-studio on experimental program If You Got Ears. Throughout both songs her signature rich tones are omnipresent, buzzing around hushed vocals and hovering suspended yet wholly encompassing. Subtle movements in pitch and timbre create an array of textures cut through by playful synth bleeps. Open your ears and let it wash over you.
ckutmusic on 07/31/2014 at 03:37PM
Steve Jr. make a hell of a lot of noise for a duo. Ever since getting their latest self-released tape here at the ol' CKUT, folks have been going crazy over their heavy psych jams. Together, Corbin and Gleb meld crushing yet infinitely catchy riffs with pounding drums and wailed vocals and the result is a truly impressive wall of sound. We were thrilled to have them join us for an in-studio performance during New Shit, even though their volume shook the room enough to make CDs fall off shelves. We forgive 'em.
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.