I was listening to KEXP on a Sunday morning.
They have this great show called Pacific Notions which showcases modern classical and ambient music.
The DJ played this wonderful tune by Vancouver’s Nathan Shubert.
The title track When You Take Off Your Shoes just grasped me.
Very melodic that mixes field records and classical music.
It is like walking in the woods on a nice sunny morning.
Think of Nathan Shubert as the West Coast version of Jean-Michel Blais.
When You Take Off Your Shoes is a very soothing and moody album that mixes field recordings and classical music to make wonderful ambient soundscapes.
The album is out on Bigo & Twigetti.
- A Beacon, a Pulse
- When You Take Off Your Shoes
- A Thought, Persisted
- A Breath
Flying Hórses is Canadian composer Jade Bergeron.
Reverie released back in February 22, 2019 is the sophomore release by the Ottawa/Montreal artist and signed to Bonsound.
As the artist states:
“This is a heartbreak record, everyone has one. If popstars can have them, so can composers.”
Tragic as its sound, it is a lovely and beautiful album that fills up full of texture, using layered vintage musical ornamentation including a giant turn-of-the-century music box, horns, vibraphone and double-bass, and held down with piano.
An exceptional album to listen to when you are very stressed out.
Flying Hórses dropped the music video for Isolation.
Shot in the Canadian Rockies and in upstate New York, Isolation is the latest music video from Canadian composer Flying Hórses, whose upcoming album Reverie is due out on February 22, 2019, via Bonsound.
The atmosphere of the video successfully captures the feeling of loneliness after a break-up, while the majesty of the landscape conveys that isolation can always be overcome, in the end.
For the Isolation video, Jade Bergeron (the musician behind the Flying Hórses moniker) worked with director Dylan Toombs.
Nika Cantabile is a Montreal violinist and today she dropped Naked Soul Opus 2.
It is an interpretation album of originals covers from Anime shows/movies and video games.
The one I recognized is Neon Genesis Evangelion’s opening theme song Cruel Angel Thesis.
Take away from the vocals and do it in a way you can just listen to it in a classical-rock sense.
There is a passion by Nika when she plays the songs.
This is an album for those who are fans of Anime and video games who totally remember these songs.
Also if you are fans of Lindsey Stirling too.
Kimi wo nosete from Laputa The Castle in the Sky
Naked Soul Opus 2 gets:
This has to be one of the most powerful records by Jeremy Dutcher I have heard so far in 2018.
While I am not familiar with the Wolastoqey language.
Music is definitely a global language.
Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa which translate to Our Maliseet Songs.
11 tracks filled with raw emotional and very beautiful music and booming operatic vocals.
Haunting at times with the clips of Wolastoq songs from 1907 wax cylinders.
With so much going on in the world.
We need to pause, think and treat others with respect and kindness.
This is what the album trying to do with healing and reconciling.
Definitely a sure-shot to be on the Polaris Music Prize shortlist and the Junos.
- Mehcinut (Death Chant)
- Essuwonike (Trading Song)
- Ultestakon (Shaker Lullaby)
- Sakomawit (Chief’s Installation)
- Pomok naka Poktoinskwes (Fisher and the Water Spirit)
I’d give this album: