Feast In The East 60: Mare, Ayahuasca, Raphael Weinroth-Browne, Manticore
FEAST IN THE EAST is a monthly east end music, food, & installation series.
This month features a free Dutch dinner by Borrel TO (Justin Go & Alison Broverman)
Avant metal duo Mare celebrate the re-release of their masterpiece self titled EP and kick off their European tour with a rare Toronto appearance. The ever chameleon like duo moves from brutal drone metal into eruptions to technical fury to something that sounds like The Beach Boys at church. Haunting choral hymns float over gentle tones, soon morph into sludge metal riffage. Semrick-Palmateer's voice moves between jazz influenced coos and piercing hollows. Like some caged animal fighting for life amidst it's death throes it writhes and churns. Calculated guitar work folds in on itself in a clatter for choas and pounding drum patterns. This is the music of fever dreams, housing a plethora of moods, and delusional states. Not to be missed!
Toronto sludge prog metal freaks mine the best of the past to create to create the most ripping jams of the future. Vocals hum like a restless spirit cruising through a past existence. Interwoven angular guitar notes dip into pysch territory while still evoking some rustic prog grandeur. Dynamic coos, explode into some 90's sludge shred infused chaos. Heavy full structures ring out, as the band contorts themselves into something new, always leaving enough space for interplay, and enough tension that you can't let go. A product of a non existent past.
RAPHAEL WEINROTH-BROWNE (https://raphaelweinroth-browne.bandcamp.com/)
Toronto cellist, composer, and 1/2 of The Visit creates sparse foreboding landscapes with rich minimalist influenced romantic phrasing. Borrowing ideas from metal & refurbishing them as part of an avant shred heavy contemporay classical gesture. His forebodding & fraught tones move like wind in the shadows. Haunting movements teetering on the edge of reality.
Zoe Alexis-Abrams & David Jones touch the outer realms of alien communication with their duo Manticore. Haunting guitar tones shriek & twist as if letting go of some captive spirit. Like an unnatural wind meandering through an abandoned factory. Zoe’s voice hovers above these eerie manifestations, some times joining them in an alien chatter, almost creating a dialogue with the wayward phantoms. As captivating as it is versatile, her vocals occupy an adventurous, almost naive territory, as they stretch out their acrobatic routine in a venomous world.
$10 Adv at Circus Books and Music, Cask Music, Soundscapes and Rotate This
$12 at the door
FREE dinner with adv ticket!