Mas Aya + Lea Bertucci + Silent Isle + Hoover Party
MAS AYA (http://masayamasaya.bandcamp.com/)
The solo venture of percussionist Brandon Valdivia (Picastro, Not The Wind, Not The Flag). A haunting assembly of tribal rhythms amidst the clatter of industrial percussive textures. At times trance like in it's density Brandon creates an environment that is almost as repelling as it is inviting. The ringing of metal objects speculating through drawn out tones, propelled franticly by the driving beat.
LEA BERTUCCI (http://www.brokendiorama.com/)
Brooklyn bass clarinetist Lea Bertucci asserts a haunting presence through deep languid tones, that twist and abstract as they release from her grasp. Like spirits escaping from the grave, her notes glide ominously in the aural landscape subtly mingling with their own reverberation & feedback. An invisible dialogue between space and sound. Wavering tones meandering & flourish as they realize their freedom, as delicate and temporary as it may be.
SILENT ISLE (http://silentisle.bandcamp.com/)
Brooklyn based ambient psych duo, maps a textural landscape of spectral guitar & electronics manipulations over meandering drum patterns. The duo communicates like a space traveler & her infinitely expansive cosmic environment. Feeling more like a lost dance as the two entities attempt to reconcile themselves. Vocal hums, almost as insect as the guitar textures, but angelic in their power, explode into the abyss fading & growing as they fill the never ending space.
HOOVER PARTY (http://hooverparty.bandcamp.com/)
Jonathan Adjemian's solo synth/electronic compositions have been floating around Toronto for years. Probably one of our best kept secrets is the subtle beauty & joyful genius of Hoover Party. Sounding like a mix between some dark arcade/NES nightmare score, Wendy Carlos and Germany circa the mid 70's, Adjemian creates something that is his own. A hushed world of bleeps & bloops grow in an etherial garden. Don't miss this master manipulator of the subtle.