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KWES – Against the Dying of the Light

July 31, 2010

All has been quiet on the Western Front for about a month now.  Sure, there have been sporadic posts, but they have been few and far between.  Well, that’s all about to change.  We’ve got things brewing over here, and it’s only appropriate that we fill you in and keep you abreast of said things.

Enough with the foreplay!  Let’s get right to it, as it were.

First on the docket we have KWES‘ upcoming EP “Against the Dying of the Light”, a seven track tour-de-force produced by none other than James Hancock, the man who brought you the soundscapes of “Talkies Ruined My Life In The Pictures” and Above the Clouds “Cognitive Dissonance”.  The project started back in late December when Hancock sent KWES a handful of loops, and KWES spent the next month writing the songs.  Fast forward to June, when Hancock spirited his studio to Montreal where the duo commandeered a friend’s apartment and recorded all of the songs in a twelve-hour span.  Hancock then made his way back to the outskirts of Ottawa where he spent the remainder of June and the majority of July building the songs from their fetal states into the album which all of you will be able to hear come August 23, 2010.  Also featuring Lao Capone on cuts and Chris Hoskins on guitar and banjo, we are very excited to get this out to all of you.  We can only hope you will enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it.

BUT WAIT!  THERE’S MORE! We also have a few projects in the pipeline which will be popping up in the coming months:

Face Weapons – Live at Carnegie Hall

Starting back in 2008, I believe, Crush Buildings and the Kwiz Massturrz put their collective heads together and began working on a handful of songs in Eimhin Rooney’s apartment.  Alas, the album sat unmixed as  other projects required the focus of the members.  But it shall sit no longer!  With Crush Buildings, James Hancock and KWES on production, and James Romanuk, Owel Five and KWES on vocals, this seven track EP is truly original in sound, and will be sure to turn heads.

Dream Jefferson – Sasquatch Bury Their Dead

Owel Five and Corboe have an almost symbiotic relationship which is evident in their live shows.  Ever since Owel Five uprooted himself from Ottawa and made his way to Toronto and moved in with Corboe, the duo have been tearing down shows and leaving crowds breathless at the sheer energy and intensity of their live shows.  Songs which have been written and have evolved in a live setting are being recorded for posterity, and the resulting album will hit with the impact of a nuclear explosion, and you will have to be living in a bomb shelter to miss it!  Also of note: Corboe and Owel live in an apartment that is not dissimilar to a bomb shelter, so, that should tell you something about what’s coming.

Danny Deleto – Conversation

The duo of Dan Reid and Eimhin Rooney are back to blow your headphones with glitch that should get more press than the iPhone 4 “death grip”.  If you’re unfamiliar with this duo’s work, there really is no excuse.  It’s available for free on their website, and you can just look to your right, scroll to the “Satursnakes” album cover and click it.  BOOM.  You’ve got glitch, assface! It’s currently in the process of being mixed so be forewarned.

Oh, and did I mention that these will all be available for free download through this website?  I didn’t?  Sorry, well, there ye go.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Mathieu permalink
    August 11, 2010 11:33 pm

    Me vehwy excited!!!!!!!!


    Btw, I love the fact that you’re releasing it on my birfday!

    Super knuckle tooth punch high five!!!!!!!

    Math -/+

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