ckutmusic on 10/16/2011 at 05:58PM
Andrew Zukerman (Gastric Female Reflex, Beniffer Editions) and Emilie Mouchous (Gmackrr) met in 2007 - or was it 2006? Neither of them can remember which it was for certain, however they met in the context of a performance. They liked each others sounds and decided it was imperative that they combine them and collaborate immediately. At a time where everyone's band had chosen the wolf as it's power animal, the duo was set on the name Vagina Wolf, this stuck for about 20 minutes, before opting for an animal whose girth was more suiting to their sound - hence Vagina Bison was formed. They recorded their first cassette release over the period of several years, shuffling between Montreal and Toronto to make it happen. The result: Sagina Bovin on Deirdre O'Sullivan and James Lindsay's label Pleasance Records in 2010.
The duo stopped in to ckut's New Shit Radio during an Ontario-Quebec Tour in October of 2010 for a performance before their show that night. Using a lot of hand made instruments and modified toys and electronics, the resultant set was reminiscent of the electronic tonalities of Louis and Bebe Barron's Forbidden Planet soundtrack, with more dynamic range and syncopation, tortured electic birds and snippets of spoken word on tape, saliva burbling and saturated tone generation.