Lowfish Grows Innerfish with Frozen & Broken
This Saturday, what better way to celebrate the crappy winter than with the long awaited CD release from Toronto's electronic champion Lowfish and its very suiting title Frozen and Broken.
Gregory de Rocher aka Lowfish is a veteran when it comes to the electronic scene in Toronto. Him and friend Jason Amm aka Solvent, through their own releases and those from their label Suction Records, have shaped a unique robot sound locally and internationally, made-up of analogue synths, drum machines and rusty old glitches.
In Frozen and Broken, Lowfish continues to build on his distinctive electro sound but this time adding a little bit more of an introspective vision, making this album a great winter companion.
I remember when I purchased my first Lowfish album Eliminator at Penguin Records on McCaul (now downstairs at Blackmarket). I asked the guy at the store if he had any recommendations and he passed it to me. I didn't even listened to it on the spot - I trusted his opinion and just bought it.
When I got home, I feIt like Lowfish had taken off where Depeche Mode had left off, and I became an instant fan. Then later on, when I found out he was from Toronto I pretty much became an un-official promoter, giving copies to all my friends and dragging them to Kensington 56 to see him DJ with Solvent.
I'm looking forward to this event at the Rivoli, since I haven't seen Lowfish live in a REALLY long time, and it's great that a lot of the Noise Factory Records/Suction Records family will also showcase some of their talents. Can't wait to see some of the new toys Lowfish might have in hand!
Here are my two favourite tracks from the album for preview... hope you enjoy!
Frozen and Broken
Lowfish CD release party and Noise Factory Records showcase.
Lowfish (Noise Factory, Suction Records, Satamile)
NAW, The Sales Department (aka Beef Terminal)
Djs Solvent and Unknown
Saturday, February 7, 2009
The Rivoli, 334 Queen Street West
$10 in advance, $15 at the door.
The Unofficial Set Times
8:30 - DJ's Solvent/Unknown
9:15 - The Sales Dept.
10:00 - DJ's Solvent/Unknown
10:15 - NAW
11:00 - DJ's Solvent/Unknown
11:30 - LOWFISH
12:15+- DJ's Solvent/Unknown
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