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ckutmusic on 04/26/2013 at 09:12PM
Right before the launch of his new solo album, local singer-songwriter Swampwolf - or Ilya, to pals - joined us in the studio armed with a 12-string acoustic to play a couple of songs live on the air. Having slowly worked his way into Montreal's music community after relocating from Vancouver last year, Swampwolf is now fully settled into his new environs and judging by how his two songs had the studio spellbound, it won't be long before the rest of the scene takes notice. At once intricate and haunting, the music felt timeless and although I've heard Ilya pegged as 'freak folk', that title neglects so much of the delicacy of his songs. Or, even better: why don't you listen and decide for yourself?
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.