Skip to main content

CD Sneak Peek - ROAM's Fracture & Light Dec 11 2012 in Toronto

From a media release:

ROAM - CD Sneak Peek -- Fracture and Light
Musideum, 401 Richmond St W, Toronto
Tues Dec 11, 2012 - 8pm

• INFO/TIX: $20 / pwyc for (un)der-employed & youth  416-599-7323 info@musideum.com
Have a listen here

[Toronto ON] 
Even a band with a name like ROAM must eventually come to rest, which luckily gives Toronto audiences an opportunity for a Sneak Peek of their new, shimmering CD, On Fracture and Light on December 11th at Musideum, 8pm.

The Ontario Arts Council-supported disc - to be released Spring 2013 - features 11 originals and single cover (Hymn To Her, The Pretenders) masterfully captured and crafted by JUNO award-winning engineer/producer Michel Phillip Wojewoda (Barenaked Ladies, Great Big Sea, Rheostatics).

ROAM is all about musical adventure and top-drawer songwriting, and they deliver with this new release. Driven by a need for cross-pollination of musical ideas, ROAM has arrived at their authentic global amalgam of musical styles through a commitment to cultural exchange with artists across the globe.

At home base, everything starts with key composer Lisa Patterson, who writes on piano, adding significant spin as the songs materialize around a host of supporting collaborators. Anita Katakkar (tabla, percussion, voice), Alex McMaster (cello, clarinet, voice), and Justin Abedin (guitar) while Patterson adds accordion and duduk (a distinctive-sounding, double-reeded woodwind instrument traditional to Armenia).

Enticing vocals transform mere words into something far more mystical and intriguing. Lyrics are king and each instrument is employed based on the textures they provide to a composition and to the direction of each song. If you appreciate that world music instruments, alone, do not a world music make, then you'll appreciate ROAM's organic perspective and approach to their craft.

Indeed, this appreciation has been far-reaching. Invitations to appear at NXNE and Canadian Music Week and a showcase gig at Roy Thompson reception following a Measha Brueggergosman classical concert, have helped shower the band with the attention they deserve. The band was also summoned to Holland to represent our country at the Canadian Connections Fair, presented in South India concert series by Alliance Francaise, and asked to provide the soundtrack to a silent Charlie Chaplin film - a demonstration of their sheer flexibility and unflinching resolve.

This is due in no small part to ROAM's unshakable foundation - a friendship-based chemistry often described as close friends in intimate dialogue, where players are driven by an undeniable universal pulse. As a result, theirs is a powerful, socially-driven form of acoustic roots with the power to bewitch, mesmerize and captivate.

Discover this for yourself on December 11th.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Film News - imagineNATIVE Embargo Collective at the Berlin Film Fest

Hot Off the Presses:
(and gosh, doesn't that expression sound quaint these days?)

imagineNATIVE’s EMBARGO COLLECTIVE
to have its European Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010
(Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 11.-21.02.10)

(Toronto, February 3rd, 2010) The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the official selection of the festival’s Embargo Collective programme for the Forum Expanded section of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. This programme of works was commissioned by the imagineNATIVE festival for its 10th anniversary and will have its European premiere Monday, February 15th, 8.30pm at Cinema Arsenal 2 and a repeat screening Wednesday, February 17th, 4pm at CinemaxX 6.

Curated by imagineNATIVE’s Artistic Director Danis Goulet, the Embargo Collective is an international group of seven Indigenous artists at the forefront of the changing global landscape of Indigenous cinema. Inspired by Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructi…

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Spring 2013 Toronto Performances

From a media release:

The new season brings
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
to new heights and new audiences

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
April 25-28, 2013 - Annual Toronto Season - World Premiere of Portales

TORONTO : Following on the heels of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company's (EESDC) 30th anniversary year where its production Aguas/Waters was named one of the top five dance shows of 2012 by NOW Magazine, the early months of 2013 are full of excitement and possibility for Esmeralda and the company, which brings the finest flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance to Toronto stages.

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
Company dancers Esmeralda Enrique and Paloma Cortés perform Spanish Classical dance with the celebrated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for A Night in Madrid featuring the Iberian flavoured music of composer Luigi Boccherini who made his home in Spain. His work is infused with the sounds of Spanish and gypsy folk music.

March 20-24 …

Guitar Rock | Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds Independent: May 31, 2019

Guitar Rock
Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds
Independent: May 31, 2019
Stream/Buy on Bandcamp
Stream it on Spotify

With tight musicians and intriguing lyrics, Happy Freuds delivers high energy guitar rock with stylistic flair on Echo Of Sounds, their debut release. Produced with a minimum of overdubs or fixes, the album consists of a mix of original material, rearrangements of works from others and selected, less known, classic rock.

A kinetic rhythm section is the bones of the music, offering interesting patterns that augment sometimes unexpected harmonic changes. It's brainy rock, in other words, meant for music lovers who can appreciate the quality. Teo's vocals are raspy and expressive, growly when necessary - perfect for the musical mode. Teo also covers lead guitar, adapt at ear worm leads, with a tone that can be clean or dirty as required

Their sound ranges from straight up hard rock in tracks like The Mountain to the pop-flavoured acoustic Background Noise and folky To …