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badpandarecords on 09/08/2011 at 09:21AM

The Parish of Little Clifton – Septemberish 7″

The Parish of Little Clifton is a 19 years-old multi instrumentalist from Canada. Started as an acoustic folk project, within the last year he's been working on electronic-based music, trying to keep the organic elements of real instruments by using samples. After an EP on Cultus Vibes (Teen Daze's label), Septemberish 7'' comes out on Bad Panda Records and it is a taste of the LP - Portia - that will be released this fall and that will feature his sister, Hannah Flom, Teen Daze, Manitoulin (HAHA) and Bank Heist.  

What The Parish of Little Clifton has become now is a way for me to be intimate and honest with myself. I have realized that once a piece of music is heard by another (especially listened to by another) it is no longer mine. For now that song is someone else's to emote to. What "The Parish" is now, in some senses, is a world that i am sharing with other people. The songs that i write (especially in the lyrical ones) have very intimate connections to realities in my own life. So sometimes i will hide the vocals in the mix so that only i know what i am saying. That way when i play a song live or listen to it with friends, everyone else will familiarize themselves with the melody perhaps--or the mystery, all the while i am being reminding of some truth or reality that i have been opened to.

Taking inspiration from the summer-spots, these two songs are dedications to a very-present boyhood. Inspired by two lakes and the countless times i have found joy in their creation. "It's Okay, Roseanne" brings about emotions that i can pinpoint to the very afternoon that i experienced them, jumping off cliffs into a semi-warm lake. "Echo Island" is a beat-heavy wash of hope and mystery that has very often visited me in the last few months as i prepare for the next season in my life.

Where do you live actually? Agassiz, BC, Canada

What is the last thing you ate? Sandwich

Your addiction ? Kissing

What do you collect? Kisses

What is your favorite word? Schnupperwoche

One quote? For the longest way round is the shortest way home

One movie? The Shawshank Redemption

One book? Matthew and Psalms, from the Bible

Which song do you listen when you wake up? The Magic Place by Julianna Barwick

A song you wish you wrote yourself? The Predatory Wasp Of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us! by Sufjan Stevens

The song to be played at your funeral? 40 by U2

A song for relaxing on a beach? Rolling Sea by Vetiver

Your sunday morning track? Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing by Sufjan Stevens

One website? Google

What do you think about music industry? Haha. Controversial.

What about Creative Commons? I'm unfamiliar.

Favorite venue? Dunning's On Ford

Favourite concert? Born Gold (formerly GOBBLE GOBBLE) and Bank Heist.

Favourite place on earth? Friedrichshafen

Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow? In the Garden.



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