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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.