Back from their 2015 Eurotour with Earth, Black Spirituals return home in top form on the most auspicious stardate of Zach’s own earthly arrival! Unspool the unseen tendrils of your innermost and attach them to the empathic machine that is Black Spirituals, with Zachary James Watkins on sines, Marshall Trammell on skins.
Interested by pop music, free jazz, contemporary compositions, improvisation and noise, Barabé is able to combine such disparate influences to realize wholly new compositions. His work is a reflection on the emotional scars (in a personal and collective way) and the shadows of the past. Despite rare live performances, he is active in the cassette community and has run the acclaimed cassette label, La Cohu, since 2012. Barabé has written and produced nine feature films, many of them featured at the RVCQ (Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois) as well as numerous short videos to accompany music by several artists. His newest realeases, “Cicatrices, Scar, Éclair” (2am Tapes) and “Stigmates” (905 Tapes) have garnered high praise pushing Barabe into a new, intense, and international spotlight.
“A real eye-popper/exploder. This is one of the more surprising spools to roll through the reels of my deck in some time. […] this crazy ass tape is one of those insatiable intruig-ers that instantly begs further investigations […] synthesizers, no-input noise makers, sampled acoustic instruments, foreign opera voices, modulators, and hand drums… a surrealist macabre theater.” -TinyMixTapes 1/20/15
Truchy’s chaotically textured electoronic and processed-vocal music are derived from textural and color values of objects synaesthized with the aim of destabilising audiences in order to confront the daily concepts that manage, direct and confine waking life. From 2010 to 2015, Truchy ran the label, Los Discos Enfantasmes, alongside Riccardo Lucchesi and Bernardino Femminielli. Now based in Montreal, Truchy’s collaborators include Tim Hecker, Charles Barabe, and his tour mates include Noothgrush, and Godspeed! You Black Emperor.
“…very challenging and bombarding, but there’s something so interesting and precise […] It is in many ways perfect experimental music, featuring both elements of the accessible and inaccessible.” -TheCDCritic 7/4/14
Samuel Bobony combines drum, sampling and synthesizer manipulations to create explosive, real-time compositions. His solo project, Black Givre, won the GAMIQ Award (best new experimental album of the year) for his LP entitled, Autorail (co-released by Beaver Club/Jeunesse Cosmique). An prolific contributor to the Montreal music scene, he has collaborated with Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche (Constellation Records) and Héliodrome (Endemik Music) as well as Jeunesse Cosmique. Bobony’s 2014 releases include Explosion Therapy (Small Scale Music/ Beaver Club), and a new split release with Charles Barabé (La Cohu). His most recent work, a sound art piece called Ruptur in collaboration with artist Nelly-Ève Rajotte was presented at Centre Clark in Montreal.
“the music truly does explode out of my stereo speakers, while at the same time it is also therapeutic. […] Mixed with continual beats are electro whirrs [and] within the hum and the buzz, we experience a bit of synth coming out along the lines of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” -Raised by Gypsies 7/22/14