#HOC presents #ZONES album release party at Izakaya Sushi House on MARCH 13th. W/ special guests Lido Pimienta, Mimico & Mas Aya.
Event info - https://www.facebook.com/events/300525816738591/
poster by Derek McKeon
Here’s a remix we did of Petra Glynt’s WAR CRY. Was first grabbed by the lyrics of this track, which, for me, walk that golden mean between melancholy and elation (part of this work is accomplished by the power and beauty of Alex’s voice):
Since I left the womb I’ve been carving my way
Some carve their own tomb before its over
Some chose to watch the clock wishing they weren’t sober
Blame the system cuz some chase freedom to the grave
Trying new flavours of belief or ways to feel sane
but we’re still enslaved
Does your blood run dry?
This is a war cry
Its whether you know your alive and what you’re made of
Do the rivers run dry? Does the Mother cry?
Its whether you know she’s alive and what you’re made of
You can grab Petra Glynt’s album here: http://petraglynt.bandcamp.com/album/of-this-land-ep
VAPOURS CONCERT SERIES
Modern Fuel is pleased to announce our first Vapours Concert of 2014, taking place over the weekend of February 28 and March 1, 2014. We will welcome into our space four bands over two nights: Lido Pimienta (Columbia/Toronto), Bile Sister (Toronto) Petra Glynt (Toronto) and b0ots (Kingston/Hamilton). Space/seating is limited.
Single Night Tickets: $10 / $8 Modern Fuel members OR Weekend Tickets: $15 / $12 Modern Fuel Members
Friday, February 28, 2014. Doors open at 9, show begins at 9:30pm
Lido Pimienta: Música glamurosa dramática y de terror patético//Dramatic and glamorous music of pathetic terror. Known as “Colombian darling” and “Soundsister”, Lido Pimienta jumps back and forth from electronic beats, analog synths and Afro-Colombian rhythms to out-of-this-world chanting.
Bile Sister aka Julie Reich plays music shrouded in overdriven minimal electronics, effects-laden vox, and left field pop leanings. ”To enter the world of Bile Sister is to enter another realm completely. It is as if you have been taken under the wing of some gentle omniscient mythical being, guiding you through a heart-stopping musical journey of life-changing magnitude.”
Saturday, March 1, 2014. Doors open at 9, show begins at 9:30pm. After party follows, with DJ Paul Vee.
DIY artist-slash-musician Alexandra Mackenzie aka Petra Glynt creates a wormhole into another realm with her blown-out rhythms, scrambled electronics and strange vocal arrangements. Watch her recent video— a colourful post-apocalyptic wasteland here: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/premiere-petra-glynt-sour-paradise
b0ots stream of conciousness, serendipidous sounds will open the night with vivid improvisation. As they say, We r B0Ots & w3 0nlY Sp3ak ThE TruTHintuitive colours and psychedelic wunderz.
Special thanks to Canadian Heritage and the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.
I’d not known a thing before last night. I hadn’t seen light or known warmth. I’d never heard music or chanted on mute. I hadn’t danced, swung or moved quite as strangely in all my days as I had just last night. My mind also had not before felt the powerful hug of mephedrone on every neural twitch and impulse in my body, and I certainly would never have felt as compelled to indulge in these strange whims as I did last night, converting them all frantically into awkward physical expressions of varying subtly, merrily disregarding the embarrassment and confusion they were wreaking on those of sound mind and judgement around me- few of them as they were… it follows that I had also not made as many close friends and enemies in so short a time as I had last night in the back room of a church in this medium town. But last night I went to see Lido Pimienta perform her music in front of a crowd of friendly hippies high on smoke and pink lasers. And today I’m a fundamentally changed person. I am better.
If you’ve not experienced Lido and the rest of the band- included among them a bass clarinetist named Robert if I remember correctly from what I think was a conversation but he might recall better as an aggressively positive confrontation- do so. It’s not enough to listen to Lido in some online fashion… but do that as well after the real thing, of course. This is music you need to SEE and FEEL in a LIVE venue. If not, you’ll never know light or warmth, etc.
Listen on the player at bottom of page!
3. Al Unisono
Lido Pimienta is an experimental artist. She is unafraid to push the boundaries of sound and along with Kvesche Bijons-Ebacher, Blake Macfarlane and Robert Drisdelle that is exactly what they did in the pinball sessions studio. Manipulating sounds through be-jeweled, stickered and glittered boxes, along with vocals and clarinet – Lido Pimienta and co. put on an amazing show whilst recording their session.
Lido came into the studio with an incredible air of confidence and immediately set the stage for what would be going on. Her antics on and off the stage are enrapturing, joyous and most of all entertaining. We sat down for what would end up being a failed video interview but her charm, wit and fierce attitude had us intrigued from the very beginning. We weren’t disappointed as she launched into the intro using loops to playfully create her very distinct intro to the session. This is what Lido does, she mixes, contorts and uses different aspects of a sound, a situation, a moment to create something other and amuse the audience and, perhaps more importantly, herself.
We’re pleased to bring this session as a part of our Wavelength 14 series. You can find all the listings on Wavelength’s website and catch Lido Pimienta at The Garrison, in Toronto, February 16th for the final night of the festival.