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ckutmusic on 04/10/2015 at 06:44PM
Longtime CKUT favourite Nick Kuepfer works his magic yet again, summoning a whole range of otherworldly sounds out of tape loops and effects. While he's graced CKUT ears with in-studio performances in the past, this one is extra special -- it comes to us courtesy of the curatorial genius behing the Island Frequencies concert series, who took over the Montreal Sessions for the month of October 2014. While the whole month was a stunner, this performance in particular stood out to us: the warbly sped-up loops pitted against jittery electronics left us disoriented in the best way possible. It's not for the faint of heart, but what good music is these days?
ckutmusic on 03/05/2015 at 07:38PM
Making her recording debut with the words of Dorothy Parker set to acoustic guitar, Myriam Gendron explores the depths of what can be done with strings and voice. It is honest and disarming, varying between light-hearted strums and melancholic folk influences that mirror the bittersweet wit of Parker's own works. Gendron falls squarely into a tradition of earnest folk songwriters: her music is unassuming yet heartfelt, possessing a quiet beauty that reveals itself to listeners over repeated plays. We have the feeling Parker would be just as satisfied with Gendron's work as we are.