Bad Panda Records
About Bad Panda Records
badpandarecords on 09/08/2011 at 09:21AM
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.