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Best described as a "contemporary art and
music festival," New Forms has been a staple
in Vancouver counter-culture for 14 years
now. While some things never change — the
festival's lineup is as impressive and diverse
as ever — some things do, including the
decision to host the entirety of this year's New
Forms at Science World.
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With an off-kilter name and a self-deprecating
sense of humour, Other Jesus are just one of
those bands you're immediately drawn to. A
mixture of early punk mixed with haze rock,
the group just wrapped up their first tour and
have big plans for their sophomore follow-up
to 2014's Bachelors of Arts.
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If colourful band names sire all the rage,
then Olympia/Vancouver's Underpass are
the favourable underdog. Since last October,
theyVe been treating our ears to spacey new
wave rock and theyVe upped the ante further
with their sophomore release, Assirmkxtion.
CONTENTS	
39      SUPERMOON
Not to be confused with the astrological
phenomenon already bogarting 2014's
headlines, this local four-piece are as much of
a sight to see. With an emphasis on "super,"
the group snuck onto a couple festival lineups
earlier this year using a deceased band name
(RIP Movieland), but are ready to turn their
focus on creating new music and embracing
their whimsical name.
45      DIGITIZING DISCORDER
Remember that time in the '80s when you
were briefly a writer for Discorder? We sure
do. After 31 years of charting independent
music and culture in Vancouver, the entire
archive of Discorder is ready to make the leap
online
49      ROSIE JUNE
Amongst an undeniably stellar lineup, Rosie
June stands as a must-see at this year's
Rifflandia festival. While 2014's already been
a big year for June — her album, Listening
Post, enjoyed a re-release in, coincidentally,
June — the singer-songwriter is ready to
make her debut at the four-day festival one
to remember.
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Writers: Mariko Adams,
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Dobbs, Kay Gallivan,
Natalie Hoy, Erik Johnson,
Tristan Koster, Erica Leiren,
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EDITORIAL CUTOFF: August 22, 2014
©Discorder 2014 by the Student Radio Society of the University of British Columbia. All rights reserved. Circulation 10,200. Discorder is published almost monthly by CiTR, which
can be heard at 101.9 FM, online at citr.ca, as well as through all major cable systems in the Lower Mainland, except Shaw in White Rock. Call the CiTR DJ line at (604) 822-2487,
CiTR's office at (604) 822-3017, email CiTR at stationmanager@citr.ca, or pick up a pen and write #233-6138 SUB Blvd., Vancouver, B.C., V6T1Z1, Canada. With the end of summer already in sight
— or already come and gone, depending
on when you read this — now seems like
the perfect time for me to gab about how
temporary things can be.
I shouldn't, but I often get jealous of
people who've lived in the Lower Mainland
for most of their lives. It comes with a
degree of credibility that transplants like
myself can't easily replicate, especially
when it comes to the music scene. I
regularly have to explain my blank face
whenever someone talks about places
like Richard's on Richards or the old
Emergency Room; one of the first Apollo
Ghosts shows I ever attended was their
feel-filled send-off; I know Mac Demarco
from his solo stuff rather than Makeout
Videotape. There's a lot of history I'm not
a part of and while the same can really
be said for anyone — no matter how old
at a chance to correct you. (A naive
perspective, I know.) But I've grown to
appreciate the knowledgeability and
worldliness that comes with it.
So what does all this have to do with
Discorder?
I used to have a more permanent-
centric view of the magazine — wanting
to spotlight things that might grow over
time, maybe even become icons — and
even shied away from covering things that
might not be around six months, or two .|j|
weeks, from now. "It makes Discorder
seem so dated, featuring things that are
dead and gone while the issue's still on
stands." But that adds a uniqueness to it.
An issue is a snapshot of Vancouver at a
particular time and it wouldn't be any fun
if that snapshot was the same every time.
In this month's issue, we tackle the
temporary nature of things in several
An issue is a snapshot of Vancouver at at
particular time and it wouldn't be any fun if that
snapshot was the same every time.
you might be, there was a time before
you — it's a bummer to have missed out.
Suppose that's why the more IVe
aged, the more appreciation I have for
history. To kid Jacey, history seemed
like just an excuse for people to throw
a clusterfuck of dates around and jump
ways: Matthew Murray's Discorder debut
shines a light on recent digitization efforts
to make every issue of the magazine
available for viewing online; our Textually
Active column looks at the beginning
and end of Victoria punk-rockers Open
Relationship via their new zine, Open
£D/TOR'S NOTG ILLUSTRATION BY NAOMI NGUYEN
Relationship #IRL; we have a story that
ties together fleeting youth, The Pointed
Sticks, and Dustin Hopper in this month's
Discorder Revisited; and even our feature
on New Forms Festival talks about the
change in venue for this year's festivities
to the all-knowing dome of Science World.
We also have a bunch of other stories that,
while not fitting the theme of change like
the ones above, are nonetheless pretty
great- lit
September also marks a full year
since I took over as Editor-in-chief for
Discorder. It's been a fun/challenging/
rewarding/ time-guzzling/ incredible
experience so far and,, unlike some things
in life, that likely wont change anytime
soon — and I'm looking forward to it.
So it goes,
Jacey Gibb
GO/TOH'S NOTB STRICTLY THE COOLEST HITZ OF AUGUST 2014
CITR 101.9 FM CHARTS
ARTIST
ALBUM
LABEL
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Grow on Ybu
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The Shilohs**-
The Shilohs
Light Organ
3
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The felts Of
Wickwire:
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4
White Lung*+
Deep Fantasy
Domino
5
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Messile Cent® I
¥_tture
6
Monomyth*
Saturnalia Regalia
Mint
Jf:* AlvvayV
8    Sabota*+
9    Sontag**-
Always
Sabota
Sontag
Polyvmyl
Hybridity Music
Self-Released
10
Sean Nicholas
Savage*
Bermuda Waterfall    Arbutus
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Game!
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What's Your
Rupture?
13  ^'Waist*'   hmmm     Twfe
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14  Total Control
Typical System
Self-Released
15   The Flintettes**-     Open Voi||Eyes      Jj$TiDa
16   Ccol*+
tfAustra*
Best New Music       Self-Released
Habitat
18   Mac DeMarco*       Salad Days
Domiil
Captured Tracks
1 q  Shimmering
20   Various*
IfefS^f   Sel§8eleas«d
21   Mi'ens**-
Psych Pop 2
Expefimentalspartdenotsepop
22
Woolworm*+/
Grown Ups*
7" Split
Optical Sounds
Self-Released
Debt Offensive
23  The Mines**-       Opening Ba£FJ&   Hockey Dad
24  Tanya Taqaq"
25   Cold Beat
Animism
Over Me
Six Shooter
Crime on the Moon
ARTIST
•26   LHRDCROY*+
27   Hag Face*
*A   Sex With
29   Various*
11   Ought"
34 IxHex
35 Various**-
36 Frog Eyes*
37 PS I Love You*
38 Eceodek*
41  Renny Wilson"
41   Catholic Girls*
43   Friendly Rich"
44   Fucked Up"
46   Thee Oh Sees
47
Mormon
Crosses**
II  ilfiArBs
49   Pinner*
50
Katie ami The
Lichen***
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LABEL
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Rag Face
Ybu Knaw Something
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Poncho Records
Compilation Vol. 1
Vide
31   Chad VanGaalen*    Shrink Dust
More Than Any
JlKf8ill
33   Flash Palace**      Ceiling All
Fadora Upside
Down
SetMteleased
Self-Released
Wevrd>:$08.
Flemish Eye
ionsteilation
Self-Released
HotandCol^     Merge
Girls Rock Camp
Showcase 2013
.0arey>l@ld.;:
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Paper Bag
For Those Who Stay   Paper Bag
Singing U! Tongues   Self-Released
39  Diamond Version     CI
Mute
Punk Explosion       Value
41   Needles//Pins*+     Shamebirds
Sheila Joined
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Bountiful
Glass Boys
45   Michael Brock**-    Scorpio EP
Drop
Dirtnap
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Pumpkin Pie Corp.
Arts & Crafts
Hybridity Music
Castle Face
2014 Tour Demos     Nite Prison
Nikki Hack
#1 Demo
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Self-Released
Greenbelt
Collective
CiTR's charts reflect what's been played on the air by CiTR's lovely Alt last month. Records with asterisks■(*) are Canadian and those marked (+) are local. Most oi these excellent albums can be found at fine independent music stores across Vancouver. If you can't find
them, give CiTR's music coordinator a shout at (604) 822-8733. Her name is Sarah Cordingley. If you ask nicely she'll tell you how to find them. Check out other great campus/community radio charts at www.earshot-oniine.com.
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CHARTS written by Erica Leiren
We all knew Lynn Canyon was dangerous.
Exhaling swirling curtains of mist into the
Valley, a hundred shades of green, sounds
of rushing water and boiling cauldrons of
hollowed rock throughout the rainforest.
Fern grottos; waterfalls; humans?
^consequential.
Lynn Canyon was always right beside
us, waiting patiently for our next visit.
We always felt safe in the forest, and
sometimes, you could feel it loved you
back. We locals felt immune to the dangers
there. Anytime we heard news of the latest
accidental death, we felt sorry, but smug.
*C*an't be a local. Had to be from Burnaby
or Surrey," we'd mutter reassuringly to
ourselves and each other. Any longer than
a few minutes in the water, a jade-green
vortex, and you'd be paralyzed; even in
a hot June, it's dangerous. The water
runs high with frigid snow-melt.
Stand on the warm rocks and jump
into the swimming hole on the hottest
summer day you can imagine. Plunge
down quickly through the translucent
green and before you begin to rise up
again, feel the instant chill that penetrates
deep into your bones. Bet youVe never
felt your bones inside you before, have
you? Well, you do if you jump into the
water in the Canyon. Once you feel
that true cold, you never forget it.
The knowledge is passed down
from one generation of kids to the
next. Older siblings and friends teach
the younger ones who watch and wait.
Adults don't understand. They forget
that when you're young, you need a
place to be away from the grown ups. It's
always been like that in the Canyon.
If you respect it, and are careful,
you can survive its challenge, and
it will help you to grow up. But the
Canyon is as whimsical as its sparkling
waters. Mostly unforgiving of error,
stupidity, or insolence; sometimes it
protects the foolish, like that drunk
girl who flipped over backwards off the
suspension bridge and lived. Other times
it forgets its code or makes a mistake,
and some innocent's luck runs out.
Like the day Jacquie
died — but that came later.
When we moved up from Pasadena,
my sister Annette made four very good
friends. Marnie was the most serious of
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petite and adorable with a sweet face;
her outgoing, friendly personality made
her everyone's darling. Marion was the
forthright red-head, and a seriously-good
highland dancer. My sister was a spark,
fearless and willing to try anything,
even if it might be dangerous — she
sent me a letter the year I was away in
Quebec with a picture of her new punk
haircut, the first of anyone we knew.
Jacquie was singular; kind and
funny, freckle-faced, friendly and
good-natured. Effortlessly graceful and
athletic.   Golden brown hair with summer
streaks of light.  Beautiful eyes: intense,
very blue, with dark lashes. The way they
looked at you, you could see depths.
All five girls were young and beautiful
and growing up between the ocean
and mountains in North Vancouver.
They romped through school, "All
for one, and one for all!'' When you
forge a bond that early, it's virtually
unbreakable. The Five Musketeers did
everything together, including one of
their greatest adventures: the movie.
Dennis Hopper ended up making
a movie here called Out of the Blue
and he needed some local kids to
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act in a classroom scene; it was the
girls' drama class they used.
The movie adventure was exciting
for a couple of reasons. Our hometown
heroes, singles-band extraordinaire, The
Pointed Sticks, were in it playing a "punk"
band and performing "Somebody's Mom."
But also, being in a movie with all of your
friends was just a big thrill. Nothing like it
had ever happened in Vancouver before.
Back to the Canyon. Just about every
North Van kid spends a summer or two
almost exclusively in the Canyon, and
the Five Musketeers were no exception.
The jumps at the big pools are two levels:
one is scary, while the other higher
jumps are dangerous and truly terrifying.
No one jumps before seeing their older
friends or siblings demonstrate the proper
technique, because there's a risk. You
need coaching from the bigger kids who
have survived. Experience necessary.
A moment's hesitation, the leap,
followed by a timeless freefall and the
sudden, frigid plunge metres deep into
a green abyss. Then hopefully, up again
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bubbles churned up by your torpedo
body on the way down. Burst through
to the surface and you're alive.
Annette used to jump and — not
long ago — she told me about the last
time. It was from the highest jump at the
30-foot pool, never for the faint-hearted.
She'd done it before, so she knew exactly
how far you had to launch yourself, with
an emphatic push as you leapt to clear
the rocks. That day, she must not have
taken the running start she should have,
and she felt the feather-soft whisper of
the rockface brush her spine on the way
down. After that, she figured she had
tempted fate enough and substituted
the safer sports of parachute-jumping
and mountain-climbing instead.
Jacquie hadn't even been jumping
that day. August 20, 1982. She and
Marion had come down to the water
to sunbathe. They lay stretched out in
their bikinis, on the rockpile at the north
side of the pool. Feeling sun-lazy and
relaxed, absorbing the warmth from both
sides — the sun above and warm rocks
underneath their beach towels. Lifting
their heads occasionally, lazily, as the
irregular sound of jumpers entering the
pool roused them back to partial-alertness
It happened almost before Marion
could realize what was going on. Jacquie
must have been dozing in the sun as
Marion noticed a big rock tumbling
from above to where the two girls lay
prone. Vftio knew if Jacquie even heard
or saw it. Marion told Annette later
that it was impossible to see where
the rock was coming from or where it
was going to end up. It was more the
sound of it that you could distinguish,
tumbling closer, and it sounded huge.
Faster than Marion could act, it had
already rolled past and into the water.
But it had struck Jacquie on its way.
Marion, a lifeguard with all of her First AM.
training, rushed to Jacquie's side. Jacquie
was lying where she had been sunbathing
and looked untouched and perfect, but
then Marion noticed that Jacquie had
gone completely white; the rock had
hit Jacquie right in her mid-section.
In the minutes that seemed like
eterniti#|, Marion stayed beside her
<||iend, until the sirens began to wail
outside the Canyon. Someone must
have sprinted up to the suspension
bridge and over to use a phone, but it
was already too late. Jacquie was 19.
I don't know if there is any lesson to
this story, except that it kind of makes
you wonder about the way things all seem
to come together sometimes, for better or
worse, unplanned and unanticipated, then
crystallize, right out of the blue, into one
defining moment to your whole life.
We think of Jacquie every time we
cross the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge.
Kids still use the canyon the way th«j^
always have. The other day, I was walking
my dog on a trail my teenage nephews
showed me. The summer morning was
bright with slanting sunlight, and the
night before had been warm and perfect
for a bush party. I was the first person
on the path that day; I could feel the
cobwebs breaking across my face as I
walked. A hundred metres into the forest,
my eye was drawn right into the forest
by a flash of metal. Wonderingly, I took
in the tableau: a fallen log at the side of
the trail, about a dozen empty beer cans,
a crumpled package of Players, and a
still-smouldering campfire. It was all laid
out, as though waiting in readiness for
the imminent return of the revelers.
I left it exactly as I found it:
perfect. Perfect youth, forever.
Dedicated to Jacquie Whittaker
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VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL
Violent (Canada/Norway, 104 mins)
Best known as the drummer for Vancouver-based
We Are the City, Andrew Huculiak makes his directorial debut with this beautiful, atmospheric
film shot in Norway and inspired by the band's
latest album. It stars newcomer Dagny Backer
Johnsen as a young woman who, after enduring
a catastrophic event, loses herself in memories
of the people who loved her most.
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The Past Is a Grotesque Animal (USA, 79 mins)
As Of Montreal's madcap leader, Kevin Barnes'
creativity stems from chaos, be it outlandish
stage shows, revolving bandmates or hairpin
turns of musical direction. Recognizing that a
definitive portrait of an artist so mercurial simply
isn't possible, Jason Miller instead "evokes the
frantic consciousness of Barnes, his compulsion
to create and move on to the next thing... It's a
splraling kaleidoscope..."—Boston Globe
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illustrations by Dana Kearley
If you go through a breakup and you're in
a pop-punk band, chances are good youll
wind up writing a fun, sentimental song
about it — but what if the breakup is with
your pop-punk band? In the final months
before Victoria's Open Relationship split
up, the band's drummer, Melissa Edwards,
turned to zine-making for an outlet on
dealing with the transition. Chock-full
of band anecdotes, photographs, past
gig posters, and a timeline of every show
the band played during their four years
together, Open Relationship #IRL is one
part scrapbook, another part nostalgic
autobiography.
The 55-page zine contains eight
chapters: one on Open Relationship's
first show at a house party, one about
the several bass players they went
through over the years, four on various
out-of-town shows and tours, one about
their adventures in DIY basement
recording, and a final chapter on w
their encounter with Nardwuar. The
zine reads like a collection of short
stories, but with Open Relationship
as a common thread throughout.
The motive behind Open Relationship
#IRL was largely personal: in the
introduction, Edwards says that this was
her way of processing the band's breakup
as they slowly drew closer to their final
show. Still, even though these stories
are very particular, the observations
Edwards makes could have anyone
imagining themselves as a young person
in a punk band — overcoming fears of
being a novice, growing as an artist, going
on road trips with friends, and quietly
celebrating personal firsts. The zine's
narrative voice has all the simplicity and
charm of a conversation with a good friend
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Of>BN RELATIONSHIP #IRL and, combined with Edwards' emotional
honesty about mourning the end of this
chapter of her life, the result is touching.
As somebody who's never gone on
tour myself, I have had the perpetual
frustration of asking recently returned
friends what it was like. All they ever
do is give me far-away smiles and say
something to the effect of, "It was the
best time I have ever had, but I don't
know what else to tell you." That's
probably why my favourite parts of Open
Relationship #IRL were the ones about
touring. Describing the joys of being on
tour is apparently difficult because it
isn't a single exciting story, so much as
the summation of several little stories:
a weird rock *n' roll bar, a new friend, a
surprisingly well-attended show, and so
on for weeks or months — punctuated by
long drives. Friends always tell me how
addictive touring is, but I understand how
it would be tough to describe exactly why.
Which details are important to the story?
Edwards handles this with a bullet point
list of tour anecdotes ranging from two
lines to half a page. In that three-page
list of broken-down minivans, surprise
sleepovers with old friends, and visits
with favourite family members, you get
that sense of a priceless adventure.
Nearly every aspect of the band is
covered in Open Relationship #IRL, thanks
to Edwards' attention to meticulous
detail. The discography includes
information on every small-run cassette,
including release dates, reissues, and
status as of August 2014 (sold out,
available, offline, unreleased, and so
on); a poster gallery features three pages
of scanned and resized show posters;
and a fan art section features images of
comics, drawings, and even a photo of
an Open Relationship tribute tattoo.
While Open Relationship #IRL serves
as a final posthumous morsel for dedicated
fans of Open Relationship, strangers to the
band will also enjoy it as a well-crafted,
coming-of-age story. Just like pop punk,
Open Relationship #IRL is for anyone who
has ever been to a house party, gone
on a road trip, broken up, grown up,
or felt moody about any of the above.
If you want to read Open Relationship #IRL
yourself, you can order a copy through
st1ckandpokeyourname@gmall.com or borrow a
copy from the zine library at Horses Records in
Vancouver.
OPEN RELATIONSHIP #IRL
13 illustration by Dana Kearley
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written by Jacey Gibb   illustrations by Dana Kearley
Statistically speaking, Wednesday's are
the worst day of the week. Any afterglow of
the previous weekend has long faded away
and you're stuck with a handful of dreaded
days before the next one. Luckily Mark
Richardson, host of the radio show Pop
Drones, is on standby every Wednesday
on CiTR to provide a sweet escape through
"unearthing the depths of contemporary
cassette and vinyl underground."
Someone's never heard of Pop
Drones, What do you tell them to
make them want to listen?
It's for anyone who's interested
in what's going on in modern
music. If you like more adventurous
music — if you want to know what's
happening now, or in the last few
months — then it's worth listening to.
How did Pop Drones come to be?
I had a friend who started his own
show and told me how easy it was to
get going. During that time, I also ran
a mixed tape club, which I had taken
over from a friend. I loved making these
mixed tapes and so that was the idea
behind [Pop Drones] when I started the
show. It was like, "What am I going
to do? What's the focus going to be?"
I wanted to focus on something and
it had to be contemporary music; the
idea is like making a mixed tape every
week. This is the best way to get a mixed
tape out to as many people as possible,
through the podcasts and being on-air.
How was Pop Drones changed over
the five years since it's been on the air?
When I first started, because I play
a lot of styles of contemporary music,
I would try to jam everything into one
episode. I would usually start off with
some garage rock or bedroom pop,
rock-based music and then eventually hit
multiple genres and at the end it would
be ^l drone or noise track. So it would hit
everything in-between. But then I started
to think, "Am I attracting people or am
I turning people off?" There are a lot of
people who are genre-specific and there's
not a lot of crossover between people who
love garage rock and listen to noise music
as well or listen to solo acoustic, finger-
picking stuff. A couple years into the show,
I changed the format to be genre-specific
or at least things that were in a similar
vein. If I want to do noise, I'll do all noise;
if I want to do drone, I'll do all drone.
Why play underground/
bedroom/ pop/ lo-fi/ etc.?
It's what I'm into. That's just a small
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tapes and so that was the
idea behind [Pop Drones]
when I started the show ...
This is the best way to get a
mixed tape out to as many
people as possible."
portion of it. Pop Drones really hits a
lot of different genres and themes every j
week. I honestly play things on the show
that I like and listen to and buy and
support. There's no other agenda. I think
most people run their show like that.
Anything you've always wanted
to do on the show hut haven't yet?
For five years I've been slacking
on making an opening theme for my
show. I have nothing. I literally play a
song when I come on and I announce
that Pop Drones is now on the air. Til
be with you for the next 90 minutes."
I've been putting off doing an ad,
but nothing I've been dying to do.
The apocalypse is happening and
Pop Drones is on-air. What album do you
play to send the world off with a bang?
Wolf Eyes' Stabbed in the Face 12-ihch
What do you have planned
next for Pop Drones?      H
The genre-centric episode format
I have now is pretty great. I could do a
three-hour show of new music every week,
for sure. The future for me might hold a
longer show, late at night, so I could really
pour on the new music and maybe even
give more of a spotlight to someone. Play
some old music that relates to new music.
One of my favourite shows for a while —
that isn't running anymore — was Art for
Spastics. It was like a punk, post-punk,
weirdo-punk show. He played a lot of new
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music and then 30 per cent older stuff, but
it always related. That would be the dream
show somewhere down the line, where I'd
have a two- to three-hour show and I'd
be able to play a little more old and new
music and connect the dots. Having some
sort of reference musically and a lineage is
a lot more interesting to me. I'll eventually
retire the Pop Drones thing and^ maybe do
something that's more along those lines.
Catch Pop Drones every Wednesday from 10:00
to 11:30 a.m. on CITR 101.9 FM. K
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written by Kristian Voveris   illustration by Britta Bacchus
A recipe for Vancouver's New Forms
Festival? Take the overload of visual
stimuli found at a live concert, add the
cavernous ambience of a warehouse
rave, pull a few installations from your
neighbouring contemporary art museum,
and put everything together — and don't
forget the tasty pakora stand parked
outside.
Beyond this sketch lies a festival that
is dynamically evolving, forward-looking,
and coming to a Science World near you.
A platform for artistic and
technological exploration rather than
just a music festival, New Forms has
been conceptually-minded from the very
start. The festival takes a historical and
conceptual look at the artistic movement
it promotes, and this year's opening
ceremonies are set to include guest
speakers whoVe been crucial to the
birth and continuation of this concept.
Among the speakers is Gerd Stern of the
counter-culture arts collective USCO,
which curated the first analogous event in
history — a multimedia arts discotheque
in New York titled "The World" that even
graced the cover of LIFE magazine.
While music, presented both
live and in dance-event form, is an
essential part of the festival, the range ,
of events goes far beyond the music
venue, including presentations, keynote
speeches, workshops, and audio-visual
art installations. To accommodate the
breadth of programming, past years
have seen the festival stretched across
the city of Vancouver, with events
scattered across a smattering of venues:
the Centre for Digital Media, the VIVO
Media Arts Centre and Open Studios,
and even venues that are no more, such
as the W2 Storyeum at Woodward's.
This year, however, the entirety
of the festival will be held under one
iconic geodesic dome: Science World.
"It's going to be great to have
everything under one roof and being
able to effectively accommodate all
that the festival brings, from sit down
contemplative works right up to immersive
dancefloor experiences," says Michael
Red, long-time curator for New Forms.
The setting couldn't be more fitting either,
as he eagerly adds, "A lot of the central
themes of Science World, like exploration
and technology, and even how the place
looks is such a perfect pairing for the fest."
A list of past New Forms guests reads
like a partial anthology of underground
electronic music, featuring luminaries
such as techno wizard/Underground
Resistance co-founder Jeff Mills,
synthesizer inventor and mad scientist
Donald Buchla, and Kraftwerk-ins^pired
German Deutsche elektronische musik
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others. Alongside the historical spotlight,
the festival has continuously spotlighted
highly relevant up-and-comers, bringing
in artists like English ambience
experimenters Lee Gamble and Actress, m
and LA club-lord Delroy Edwards at
breaking points in their careers.
2014's curation takes the trend of
presenting cutting-edge artists a step
further, notably including Oneohtrix Point
Never, Area, and Inga Copeland (formerly
of Hype Williams), all accompanied
with unique visual presentations. If all
those names weren't enticing enough,
Madlib — a.k.a. The Loop Digger, Beat
Konducta, Quasimoto — was recently
added to the New Forms lineup.
Far from capitalizing on big names,
however, the festival strives to place local
artists within an international context.
According to Jaymes Bowman, otherwise
known as rapper Young Braised, "It
is a platform that allows emerging,
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Vancouver-based electronic artists to be
presented on the same plane as often more
established artists from around the world."
This year may seem like a departure
from New Forms' previous lineups — which
leaned towards techno and underground
dance music — but Red says the festival's
direction hasn't shifted and is consistent
with their goal of showcasing emerging
forms of expression. Genres are becoming
less relevant, artists are being encouraged
to experiment and explore, and a genuine
thirst for something different, for both
audiences and artists, has started i
to grow from New Forms Festival.
New Forms Festival runs from September 18 to
21. Festival passes and individual tickets can
be purchased online through the New Forms
website.
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7-Ay£ FICTIONALS IN GOOD HUMOUR
written by Evan Brow
"We perform fast and furious improv. We
want the audience to have as much fun as
we do."
No, this is not Vin Diesel's foray
into improv comedy. Rather, these are
the words of Daniel Chai, co-founder
of The Fictionals, one of Vancouver's
most popular improv companies — and
"fast and furious" is certainly apt in
describing their rise in the comedy scene.
The Fictionals formed in 2010,
officially founded by Chai, Chip Ellis,
and Jennifer Perrin', an independent
comedy entity ready to rain hilarious
improv hellfire on whatever lucky
audience they could find.
"Back then we had an opportunity
to perform a show at a venue called The
Mermaid Cafe, which was a burlesque
club," says Chai. "The first show that
The Fictionals did regularly was a show
called Show Us Your Wits. I came up
with the idea to combine improv and
burlesque, two amazing art forms that
Vancouver is known for, and put them
tbgether into a show. The response was
immediately great. Burlesque was taking
off at that point and we tied in with that."
But as he elaborates, Chai's
connection with The Mermaid Cafe
went even deeper and helped secure
The Fictionals their first show.
"Back in 201:0,1 was also performing
regularly as a burlesque dancer called
'Chai Tea.' I was performing at Kitty Nights
and The Purrrfessor (the club's owner
by the real name of Doug Thorns) said to
me, 'So Chai Tea, when are you going to
come do an improv show at The Mermaid
Cafe?' And that was ourfirst opportunity
to do a regular show. I pitched it to The
Fictionals and we said, 'Let's do a show.1
Unfortunately, that show would
be their last at The Mermaid Cafe, as
the club shut down only days later.
But the group soon found a permanent
home in Cafe Deux Soleils on East
Fifth and Commercial — since then,
The Fictionals have performed at the
vegetarian eatery/performance space
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what if the school trip was ruined by
raptor attacks? Why is it so horrible that
someone's mom acted out the scene of
giving birth every nine months? There are
so many worse cards that I can't mention."
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7-A/£ FICTIONALS Cafe Deux Soleils every Tuesday. And
the rich atmosphere of Commercial Drive
seems to tingle at Chai's creative core.
"There's poets, there's dancers, there's
jugglers, there's musicians, and there's ||
theatre people. All types of artists make
up Commercial Drive and East*Van. So
for The Fictionals to have a home right
in the heart of Commercial Drive at a
venue like Cafe Deux Soleils is fantastic."
The group has turned their Tuesday
show, titled Hot Improv Tuesday, into
an ambitious genre showcase. While
the format of the show remains roughly
the same — a mix of short-form and
long-form improv — the group tackles
such genres and themes as video
games, comic books, slam poetry, and a
soon-to-premiere Firefly-based show.
"Hot Improv Tuesday is a weekly dose
of laughs that I think everyone needs on
a Tuesday, right? You just started work
on Monday, Tuesday rolls around and
you're thinking, *Ugh, four more days
left to go.' But when Tuesday's done
and our show is done, you think *Oh,
okay, only three more days until Friday!'
So we're the shot of caffeine that says
*Keep going! You're going to make it."'
As the group established themselves
at Cafe Deux Soleils, delighting audiences
and cornering the market of vegetarian
improv fans, the group explored a new
idea for a show: Improv Against Humanity,
a show based around Cards Against
Humanity, the foul-mouthed, politically
incorrect, riotously funny party game.
"We did our first [Improv Against
Humanity] in November of 2012," says
Chai. "I never really expected it to be
super huge. I thought it'd be a fun
monthly show at Cafe Deux Soleils. The
very first show sold out. We had a line
down the block. And the next seven
months we sold out every Improv Against
Humanity at Cafe Deux Soleils."
out of Cafe Deux Soleils and into the
400-seat Rio Theatre where the show
continues monthly. And as The Fictionals
revel in their wild success, only four
years after their formation, they can
now sit back and ponder the important
questions and the unique perspectives
that a show like Improv Against Humanity
raises, as Chai goes on to explain.
"I think it's the ability to go, Well,
okay, what if the school trip was ruined
by raptor attacks? Why is it so horrible
that someone's mom acted out the
scene of giving birth every nine months?
There are so many worse cards that I
can't mention. There's ones like 'Flying
Sex Snakes,' or *Being a mother-effing
sorcerer.' And in improv you can think,
Well, what would that be like?'
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Soleils and once a month with Improv Against
Humanity at The Rio Theatre. Check out
thefictionals.com for more info.
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had to move Improv Against Humanity
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"'Post-punk' is an umbrella term. If you
had to define us, we would be somewhere
between the 'Novelty' section and the
World' section in a record store."
An intriguing, though appropriate,
way of describing local three-piece Other
Jesus, considering our interview's location.
While two of the band members are
out retrieving refreshments, I'm left to
browse the caches of Horses Records, a
shop co-owned by Other Jesus' bassist/
singer, Auntie Christ. A chalk sign outside
the recently opened record store reads,
"COME IN - NEW JOHN COLTRANE."
In additipn to Christ, the post-punk
ensemble features Sheik Hardy on guitar
and Jose and Maria — one person — on
drums/vocals. J&M and Christ, both
SFU alumni, met Sheik through their
involvement at the art collective, Red Gate
Arts Society, which offers rehearsal and
recording space for emerging bands. The
organization provides an opportunity for
local artists of any medium to connect
and exchange ideas, fostering a close-knit
creative community in Vancouver.
So hpw did Other Jesus come
together? Christ explains the band's
rather inconspicuous beginnings:
"Sheik and I met at the old Red Gate
when he [started] booking shows and
I was helping organize there ... we met
J&M when she stumbled upon Red
Gate while looking for a washroom."
Like most bands, prior musical
interests run diverse within Other Jesus.
While Hardy cites the prolific Carla
Bozulich and Blixa Bargeld as major
influences to his guitar style, he also mixed
electronic music before joining Other
Jesus. Christ, thanks to influence from her
older brother, grew up listening to "real
hip-hop" while J&M spent her formative
years with Destiny's Child and TLC before
moving on to names like Bauhaus and The
Fall. Despite the array of influences, Other
Jesus sounds completely fresh and exerts
an artistic autonomy from all of the above.
Bachelors of Art, Other Jesus' debut
album, is a laudable effort that reminisces
of the original '80s punk sound, but with
a tongue-in-cheek millennial twist. The
second track, "Modern Art," is a slew of
clever observations of the hypocrisy of
both "those in the local art scene and
in [ourselves]," explains Christ. The
vocals, sardonic and laidback, ooze over
a tight guitar riff, while a whole lot of
name-dropping goes on: "My art's been in
/ Paris / London / New York / Tokyo..."
ad nauseam. Ironically, the result sounds
like something that could be a backing
track for a pop art fashion show.
"I was attending an opening art
exhibit where a photograph of mine was
on display, and the host of the exhibit
said, This is a famous artist who has
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in the show," Christ says, mimicking the
curator's air of snobbery. Her and the rest
of Other Jesus crew left the show early,
but not without stealing a hunk of cheese.
The band is also a pioneer in
the "post-normcore" genre — a joke
on the doomed normcore fashion fad
that the Internet birthed a few months
back. Bachelors of Art was uploaded
to Bandcamp the day after the trend
boom, hence "post-normcore."
"I would say that the overarching
theme is pretension," adds Christ.
"That, and self-deprecating humour."
For being just over a year old, Other
Jesus' creative identity is remarkably
cohesive. They're a familiar face at many
of Vancouver's lesser-known staples, such
as Red Gate and the all-ages Astorino's.
A week prior to our interview, Other
Jesus headlined an evening show for the
DIY feminist festival, Shout Back! By the
| time you're reading this, Other Jesus
will have returned from their first-ever
tour — the summation of a lot of "friends
doing favours for us" and vice versa. Over
the last two weeks in August, the band
plan on hitting a slew of cities throughout
the West Coast, playing at underground
dives from Portland to Pasadena.
After Other Jesus' return from the
"Best Stoned/Most Dressed" debut tour,
they'll be recording a sophomore album,
with plans for a spring 2015 release.
Whereas Bachelors of Art was limited to
cassette only, Other Jesus are hoping for
a vinyl release next time. The members are
hesitant to share too many details about
the new album, but — with a wink and
nod — I am told they may be moving up
the education ladder to Masters of Arts.
The trio also recorded several demos with
Napkin Records, which will be added to
a compilation cassette later this month.
"A big thing about our band is that
we're fun, and we're not afraid to make
fun of other people and ourselves. That's
not going to change," explains Christ. "But
if you're asking about musical direction,
we might delve into a more Sub Pop style,
or grunge — whatever the label wants."
If you want to hear Bachelors of Arts for yourself
or purchase the limited-edition cassette, check
out Other Jesus' Bandcamp. They'll also be
performing on September 6 at Red Gate for the
Napkin Records compilation tape release, which
features two of their songs.
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On a
hazy,
muggy
summer
afternoon,
the
members of
Underpass
and I sit on |9
some rocks
in a courtyard.
The Western Front sits next door,
and a cool breeze struggles through
the thick fug. There's a metaphor for
Underpass's music in here somewhere:
passionately frost-bitten, alternately
murky and clear. Reminiscent of early
Cure and its post-punk contemporaries,
Underpass nonetheless has none of
the icy detachment that has become
associated with the genre. They're also
very nice people. |
Named in reference to the Leeside
Skatepark, which rests beneath an
underpass, and after the John Foxx
song, the band started life as a two-piece
last October with current frontman Alex
Miranda and Celina Kurz. Shortly after,
Underpass recorded a demo tape, About
Violence, and went on a cross-border
tour of the West Coast. After staying
in San Diego for the winter, Miranda
put together the current lineup, which
includes members of Lunchlady,
Menopause, and Cascadia — all well-
established in the Vancouver scene
and are housemates/good friends.
"They're hardened, and they're all
ready," Miranda says of his bandmates.
Influenced by Pacific Northwestern
winters, Underpass' songwriting
sensibilities also spring from Ivjjranda's
travels up and down the West Coast.
Growing up in the small Southern
Californian community of Lake Elsinore,
Miranda moved to Seattle and is now
based in Olympia, WA. He also spends
much of his time in Vancouver.
"I think driving by yourself is a
pretty cool time to reflect and stuff,"
Miranda says. "When I go down the
coast, I think about a lot of different
things and a lot of different scenarios
always play out in my mind."
In writing the lyrics to Underpass'
music, Miranda, who is of mixed
Native American descent, also touches
on big issues like gentrification and
race — issues that find reference even
in the title of Underpass" latest EP,
Assimilation. As political as the subject
matter of the lyrics is, they're filtered
through the lens of personal experience.
"I don't want to be this blatant, 'I am
an Indian, I am assimilated' thing," says
Miranda. "I find if you have a hardline
message [sometimes], that's cool; but
for this project, that wasn't really the
goal... I wanted something that you
have to think about a little more."
Originally Miranda had planned to
self-release Assimilation under his own
imprint, No Sun Recordings, but he was
unexpectedly approached by French label
Desire Records. Label head Jerome Mestre
had bought Underpass's About Violence
tape after some online endorsement of
Underpass' material from Toby Grave (of
Blessure Grave and Soft Kill infamy).
But as much as they appreciate
international attention from labels and
the like, Underpass was even more
impressed from the grassroots response —
Sri Lankan fans offered to trade tapes to
skateboarders in Costa Rica emblazoning
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UNDERPASS their skateboards with Underpass's logo.
"I'd much rather have a kid in Costa
Rica try to draw the logo on his grip
tape than a review on Pitchfork," says
Miranda. As a life-long skateboarder, he
was duly impressed by the gesture. "I
think it's way sicker ... it's fucking tight."
Skateboarding was one of the things
the rest of Underpass bonded over, too.
DL, Underpass' keyboardist, skated and
worked for RDS Skate Supply for a time.
Together with Miranda, NC and MW (who
would become Underpass's drummer), he
formed a skate crew called the Butterflies.
"Everyone was super gung-ho
about skating for a minute," says
Miranda, to which DL adds, "it got me
excited about skateboarding again."
And as one might expect, there's
another set of connections here: that
between Underpass and the Vancouver,
Seattle, and Olympia music scenes.
From being interviewed for a
recent episode of Calvin Johnson's
Pink Elephant's Graveyard podcast to
organizing Vancouver's Shout Back Fest,
it goes without saying the four have
their feet in both places all at once.
The recording of Assimilation reflects
these border-spanning relationships.
With the help of Spring's Joe Hirabayashi,
Underpass recorded the EP in two days
and sent the recordings to be mastered
by engineer Mell Dettmer in Seattle.
"We love Joe," said Miranda
of Hirabayashi, holding forth on
his generosity and helpfulness.
"Some of the first times I came to
Vancouver, I didn't really know Joe
and he let us stay at his house."
Of Hirabayashi's role during
Assimilation's recording, Miranda said, "[He
was] super easy, really friendly.:, he was
really helpful with everything. He wasn't
like, 'I think you should do this.' He didn't
have his own agenda, which was nice."
As for the final product, which enjoyed
an official release last month, Miranda is
quite happy with how things turned out.
"I feel like a lot of times when post-punk
stuff gets mastered, it's not as thick as it
could be. But I feel like she did a really
good job, really a lot of low ends, it's nice."
With two EPs completed and
an American tour engulfing much
of September, it's all just a taste of
what's to come from Underpass.
Underpass' second EP, Assimilation, is now
available through Desire Records
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If you're lucky enough to have been in
the right place at the right time this year,
you know how much fun Supermoon js.
Locally, the band has only graced a few
Music Waste-related stages, but the hype
around this adorably red-headed group —
increasingly known for their short, catchy
pop songs — is immense. And while
there's understandably pressure to live
up to their good name, thriving under
pressure is something Supermoon have
gotten really good at.
Formed out of the ashes of also-fun
Movieland, the four-piece — consisting
of drummer Selina Crammond, bassist
Adrienne LaBelle, and guitarists Katie
Gravestock and Alie Lynch — has
been enjoying an astrological amount
of success over the course of their
to-date brief orbit of the Vancouver
music scene. The stars aligned and
all four women found their way to
my backyard to eat hamburgers
and veggie dogs and chat about the
"superhero origins" of Supermoon.
"It was right before midnight," on
New Year's Eve of last year, they tell
me — and yes, sometimes the chorus
of information is so emphatic that it's
impossible to credit a quote to just one
woman — that Supermoon became a
band. Crammond and LaBelle, long-time
roommates, "accidentally hosted a
party," at which they spent some time
bemoaning the demise of Movieland
on the couch next to Gravestock.
"Normally I wouldn't say anything,
because I'm really shy," recounts
Gravestock, "but I was really drunk, and
I was like, 'Oh man, I've always wanted
to be in Movieland. That's the band I
want to be in!' And then I was like, 'Oh
no, did I just say that out loud?"*
She did, and her outburst was met
with enthusiasm. One of Gravestock's
other bands, the pop trio Pups, had
released a split cassette with Movieland
on Green Burrito tapes in 2012.
Gravestock jokes that she only listens
to the Movieland side, and the others
are quick to assert that they've all
almost worn through the Pups side. This
mutual musical appreciation helped
solidify intoxicated plans. An hour later,
Lynch had already cooked up a quirky
name for the group that she knew
everyone would flip for: Supermoon.
As topical as the name might feel
to anyone who's spent a good portion
of this spring and summer standing
outside, staring up at the night sky,
"The concept of a supermoon didn't
even exist last year," says LaBelle.
Lyjich just found the name funny.
Initially, the band benefited from
the momentum that Movieland had
generated; the band's energetic live
shows and recorded songs earned
Supermoon easy spots at Music
Waste and Sled Island. They're quick
to note, however, that Supermoon is
not just Movieland redux. "A lot has
40
SUPBRKlOON    changed," explains LaBelle. "We've
kept a couple of the songs, but we've
changed them quite a bit." Gravestone
writes "all the hooks," according to her
bandmates and biggest fans, and has
helped the band to find its new sound.
The band is "still pop, through
and through," according to LaBelle,
but "the combination of styles works
really well. It's a little bit darker than
Movieland. It's got a bit of an edge to
it," with Gravestock bringing something
atonal to the mix. Dressed all in
black today, she is the band's "dark
side of the moon," Lynch jokes.
"We were having a really hard time
trying to rework these old Movieland
songs that we never recorded, and then,
one fateful practice, it clicked. Katie had
these amazing catchy guitar riffs that
sounded so good. I had these crappy songs
that I wrote on the ukulele that I was so
embarrassed about, but we needed to have
songs. We tricked our way into getting
booked for festivals and then we realized
we needed to be a band with new songs!"
LaBelle's "weird ukulele songs" that she
had penned under the name Lazy Bear
were filled out by the group, some just
hours before the first Supermoon show
at the Toast Collective in early June.
As the group worked that day to
bulk up their repertoire, "Alie wrote a
riff to this little ditty that I came up
with," recounts Crammond. "I play
drums, so I don't know how to play guitar
or anything. I had these notes, a little
poem that I wrote or something when
Adrienne and I shared an attic apartment.
They all forced it into becoming a real
song, which was kind of a crazy process.
That's the first song that I've ever
written — you guys brought it to life."
LaBelle had "one or two lines,
20-seconds long, and then we wrote an
instrumental part all out of desperation."
All, four joke about the notion that their
music is fueled by impending shows,
but it seems to work, as, according to
Gravestock, "We're all on the same wavelength in terms of how we want our band
to sound, so it all just [comes] together."
LaBelle adds gleefully, "It's
an experiment in how last-minute
and scrappy you can be."
After a frantic June, the summer has
been a quiet one for the band, but all four
members have kept busy. LaBelle travelled,
turning a two-week vacation into a month-
long adventure that led her to quit her job;
Lynch finished up her degree at SFU, and
has sadly discovered that, "It turns out no
one gives a shit about [higher] education!";
Gravestock has been working away, solo,
at her contributions to the band and
as a member of the Safe Amp Society;
and Crammond has been busy with an
organizing role in the Shout Back! festival.
Right now, Supermoon is working to
flesh out a set that breaks the 20-minute
mark for the Victory Square Block Party on
August 31. Next steps include recording a
couple of songs for a seven-inch release.
"We had this great plan to do it
ourselves. It would be a fun thing to
record ourselves and put it out, but
we're all way too busy and we don't
have the gear," says LaBelle. "There are
a couple of our friends who are around
and have the gear and the time."
Crammond adds, "We recorded
Movieland with Jay Arner, and I
just recorded my Other band with Jo
Hirabayashi, so we've got folks who
know what they're doinjg around us, and
who've offered to record us ... WeVe
worked really hard in other bands."
"People have faith in us,"
LaBelle completes her thought.
It's true. Supermoon is a band
built on faith and good vibes, and it's
impossible to imagine a more exciting
group of women to see together on stage,
helping each other to "play out [their]
pop fantasies," according to Gravestock.
Something about these four friends,
building instantly catchy pop songs out
of tiny snippets, fostering each others'
creativity, finding ways to be positive,
active members of the community; it's no
wonder it's the year of the Supermoon.
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DISCORDER:
PRESERVING
THE HISTORY OF
VANCOUVER'S MUSIC
AND ARTS SCENE
by Matthew Murray
illustrations by Alls ha Davidson (on page 45)
For over 30 years , Vancouver's music
scene has been captured and catalogued
through the pages of Discorder magazine.
Now, some 350 issues later, a project
between CiTR and the UBC Library
Digitization Centre plans to make the
entirety of Discordefs library available to
read online. 1|
In the basement of the Irving K.
Barber Learning Centre, the walls of   H
the Digitization Centre are covered
in printouts of previously scanned
materials: photos, maps, magazines,
advertisements, illustrations, and more.
While it's easy to be distracted by the
worldly collection on the walls, the
room's main feature is the scanners.
The scanner that's being used to
digitize Discorder isn't your standard
desktop model. Taller than most of those
who work in the office and requiring at
least three people to move, the TTI scanner
with its vacuum table and two sets of
lights can be a fairly imposing machine.
Imposing or not, the employees of
the Digitization Centre use the machine
a lot — in addition to Discorder, they're
currently using the TTI to digitize a series
of epigraphic squeezes (paper impressions
of ancient Greek inscriptions), dozens of
photo albums from the late 19th- and
early 20th-century that are part of the Uno
Langmann collection, and many other large
format books, maps, or materials too big
or awkward to fit into a regular scanner.
Each project using the TTI has
its own specifications; watching the
setup required to ready the machine for
Discorder, you can see the amount of
effort put in by the Digitization Centre.
Once the images have been scanned,
they're processed using Photoshop to
ensure that everything is in the correct
order and of a high enough quality.
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DIGITIZING DISCORDER For Rose the biggest challenge has been
not reading every issue along the way.
Interviews with bands both small and
large, initial reviews of albums that are
now known as classics, and plenty of
comics — including several from the '80s
that feature Ronald Reagan. Even just
skimming through headlines and photos,
Rose has been able to see the history and
evolution of Vancouver's independent
music scene. S_f.  .'■ ,:  11'  :';.';.'
The files are then run through optical
character recognition software that
pulls text from the image making them
searchable. Overall, it takes up to an
hour to scan and process a single issue.
Cecilia Rose, a Master of Library
and Information Studies student at
UBC's School of Library, Information &
Archival Studies, is the lead digitizer for
this project, doing the majority of the
hands-on work. She's also been involved
with the* music scene in Vancouver
since she moved here in the late *90s.
Rose says that any one issue of
Discorder can act as a time capsule for the
Vancouver music scene in that nionth,
featuring bands, venues, and businesses
that might have existed only long enough
to get into that one issue. Taken as a
whole, she hopes that the project will
create a fairly comprehensive history of
the local music scene, tracking bands
and musicians throughout their careers.
Of course not everything has gone .
perfectly, and there are challenges to
projects like this. Some of the issues
DIGITIZING DISCORDER
47 were harder to track down than others,
and even though many have been well
preserved, we're talking about 30-year-old
newsprint, which can be delicate. There
are also issues concerning presentation
as Discorder has changed size and format
many times throughout its history, while
foldouts and backwards issues are just
two of the problems faced when trying to
portray a physical object in digital form.
PI However, for Rose the biggest challenge
has been not reading every issue along
the way. Interviews with bands both small
and large, initial reviews of albums that
are now known as classics, and plenty of
comics — including several from the '80s that
feature Ronald Reagan. Even just skimming
through headlines and photos, Rose has
been able to see the history and evolution
of Vancouver's independent music scene.
Starting with issues from the mid *90s,
Rose has started to see mentions of the
Internet and email in ads and other content.
One record label even had a bulletin board
system (BBS) that you could dial up and
connect to in order to get more information.
As of this article's writing, the digitization
project is in the late *90s, which is the era
Rose first became involved with the local
music scene. IVe started recognizing friends
and bands, from when they were younger,"
she says, and while she hasn't digitized
! anything relating to herself yet, Rose says
she's "waiting for mentions" of her old bands
and, eventually, her more recent ones.
The entire collection should be scanned
by the end of the year, after which it will
be made available online with full-text
search. Welt let you know once it goes
live so that you can take a trip down
memory lane and find that album review
you wrote back in 1994 or what your
favourite band was doing 20 years ago.
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DIGITIZING DISCORDER  written by Natalie Hoy
illustration by Kim Pringle (on page 49)
photo by Natalie Hoy
"I think it's all I have ever loved, and all I
have ever really wanted to do."
Rosie June, the Ontario-born, BC
raised singer-songwriter, is fast making a
name for herself in the local music scene:
2014 has already seen the re-release of
her debut album, Listening Post, and a
string of supporting tour dates with Hey
Ocean!. June will also be taking the stage
at Rifflandia this month -^ a first, which
she considers "a complete honour."
Though soft-spoken in demeanor,
June proves able to speak lengths through
her lush take on indie pop which is, as I
soon find, a genre that suits her perfectly.
June was born in Ottawa and
relocated with her family to Lantzville,
a small community on Vancouver
Island, at a young age. "There are a
lot of talented musicians around there,
so it was easy to find likerminded
friends and people to grow with."
After taking the "standard" piano and
guitar lessons growing up, June ventured
back to Ontario for a one-year certificate
program in jazz music at Humber College.
Though she maintains a love for the genre
itself, the program did not align with what
June was hoping to accomplish musically.
"I wanted to do my own thing more than
anything else," she admits. "It was difficult
to do that in an academic-like setting." Il
Fast forward a few years, and
June's decision to stay true to herself
has been nothing but advantageous in
her blossoming career. Her debut effort,
penned with friend and collaborator
Jonathan Evans, was originally released
in 2013. "It was [nice] when we started
working together, as we quickly realized
that we like the same things," June
says of their partnership. Their mutual
love for English alternative rock acts
like Talk Talk and The Sundays allowed
for a cohesive, dream pop foundation
on Listening Post — its layered synth
and ethereal vocals provided by June
elevating the sound to another level.
"My favourite kind of lyrics are more
whimsical, because you can fit into it how
you like and connect with it." Despite
the somewhat ambiguous lyrical themes,
personal experience did play a large role
in June's writing process. "It's funny
when people say, 'Oh, her lyrics sound
so vague,' because they actually mean
a lot to me," she says with a smile.
Having spent an extended period of
time in multiple cities, June singles out
her hometown of Lantzville, and Toronto,
as major influences on her work. Lantzville
is "a nice place to grow up and daydream,"
she tells — the latter being an experience
that evidently occurred a lot from the
transcendent imagery present in her
music. "But I can't really sit still," June
admits with a laugh, noting that she is
contemplating relocation to another city
(possibly Vancouver) in the near future.
It was during her time in Toronto
that she first met Brendan Canning, a
founding member of Broken Social Scene
and proprietor of his own label, Draper
Street Records. June would frequent his
DJ sets while in the city, and ended up
handing him a copy of Listening Post after
one of his shows. "I said, Take a listen,'
or something along those lines," shares
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flOS/£ JUNE June. "I didn't think he would actually
talk to me again!" Canning emailed her
a couple days later, and liked the album
so much that he wanted to re-release
it on his own label: Listening Post 2.0
was unleashed to the masses in June.
"It's kind of nice to do a reissue at the
beginning of your career because you get
a second chance at a first impression,"
says June. "I felt really lucky.that Brendan
wanted to release it; he's a great guy."
Surprisingly, this month marks
not only the first time June is playing
Rifflandia, but also .the first time she sets
foot on the festival grounds. "I have always
been a fan of it; I've just been too poor to
go until now," she laughs. "This is my in!"
June is hoping to go back on the road this
fall after nothing but positive experiences
from her short, yet unforgettable run with
Hey Ocean! in June. "They are some of the
kindest people. I learned a lot from them."
Between a potential tour, tentative
move, and plans for her next release,
one thing is certain: June is serious
about music. But how does she spend
her downtime when not focussed on
her career? "I love listening to records
on the floor," grins June. "That's my
favourite thing in the world." As long
as the songstress continues to hone
the classic sounds of her predecessors
with a whimsical, modernized twist,
she should have no difficulty keeping
listeners captivated for years to come.
Don't forget to catch Rosie June's set at this
month's Rifflandia in Victoria! She plays Studio
CMCT on September 13 at 11:30 p.m.
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ftO$/£ JUNE  Woods / Quilt / Three Wolf Moon
Fox Cabaret / August 1
In the socio-political turbulence of the
1960s, challenging traditional ways of
taking in information was often realized
through an intake of mind-altering
substances. On August 1, a night of
psychedelics similarly began inside the
feverishly hot Fox Cabaret. Multiple-part
harmonics, rippling reverb, winding jams,
and tempo transformations themed the
evening. At their best, the effective use
of acid rock aesthetics offered blissful
escapism; at their worst, they flickered
briefly into a bad trip.
First up was Three Wolf Moon, a
last-minute fill-in for local band Flyin'.
The four-piece began unabashedly, amid
some pre-determined disappointment
from Flyin' fans. Weaving out a thick
wall of sound, Three Wolf Moon's second
tune, "Joe Walsh," stomped forward with
jam band indulgence. Its various musical
components were largely indecipherable,
aside from an airy mist of synth keys.
Lead singer Adam Grant's
vocals were mostly hidden in noise,
which didn't appear detrimental to
the instrument-heavy songs.
Preferring to shift tempo rather than
start a fresh tune, Three Wolf Moon's
four songs were prolonged numbers
that probably could have been cut in
half, An attribute of their stoner-rock
motif, their set's particular stimulus
was swampier and less accessible
than the two bands to follow.
The guitar chords on "Utopian
Canyon" fell against each other in chiming
contact as Boston band Quilt began
their set. Anna Rochinski's vocals were
a soft offering and a winsome contrast
with the tune's warbly guitar riff. As
"Utopian Canyon"'s first chapter flipped
into the next, it was clear Quilt would
be continuing the tempo jumping motif
established by Three Wolf Moon.
Performing "Arctic Shark" next,
Quilt quickly demonstrated their
aptitude for complex harmonics. In a
three-part effort, Shane Butler and Keven
Lareau's vocals spun a hazy platform
for Rochinski's words to stand on top
of. The song's soft-hued pigment turned
pastel as Rochinski sang dreamily:
"Everything regenerates as love."
Beneath the flowery purple and
orange stage lights, "Milo" unrolled
with a steady and simple melody.
Rochinski and Butler repeated the
chorus in synch as the song progressed
evenly before being shaken into an
incline. Like their namesake, Quilt's
melody was a rearranging pattern
of distinct patches interwoven.
The crowd continued to perspire as
Brooklyn five-piece Woods embarked on
a tediously long soundcheck. Rewarding
the wait, the band began with a cohesive
rendition of "Leaves Like Glass." "Cali
in a Cup" came soon after, followed by
"Shining." Connected by a thin riff thread,
the last notes of "Shining" lingered and
morphed into the first droning chords
of "Bend Beyond." The succession of
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53 Shimmering Stars photo by Missy Martin
tunes was seamlessly superimposed.
Guitarist Jarvis Taveniere's use
pf the delay pedal was another notable
feature in the set's series of transitions.
He routinely lapped surrealist ripples
against even the most sober ballads. "It
Ain't Easy," for example, was bookmarked
by a distorted, echoing aesthetic.
When reverb and warble didn't
dominate, guitar strings seemed to
twang. Once eight miles high, Woods
periodically took the audience down
country trails. The meandering intro to
"Shepherd" sounded like it had strayed
from some far off, sun-filled porch.
The remainder of the set was more
determinedly psychedelic. An alliance
between lead singer Jeremy Earl's high
falsetto and the luminary stringing of
synth keys combined sweetly with the
delayed, drugged-out guitar melodies on
"Moving to the Left." As Woods performed
their final, winding tune, they jammed,
altered tempo, and distorted their own
chords. "With Light and With Love" ended
the set in a flawless delivery of multi-
laceted psych rock, breaking what had
become a very blissful trip.
—Alex de Boer «   J
Shout Back! Festival, Day Two
VARIOUS VENUES / AUGUST 8
The guy sitting next to me on the bus ride
to Shout Back!—an anti-capitalist, DIY,
feminist, punk festival—was falling all over
me, boozily asking if I had ever been to the
nude beach and insisting that I should be
a little open-minded.and accompany him
down there at that very moment. Naturally
I took the close-minded bitch approach of
sticking to my pre-existing plans, but I do
have to hand it to the guy: he really got me
in the mood for an anti-oppressive dance j
party.
When I arrived at Rainbow
Connection, it was a bit like going
through a portal: the crowd was one of
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ft£~U LIVE ACTION the most diverse I had ever seen at a
punk show, and the festival organizers
had carefully arranged informative zines
about appropriation, political patches
and buttons, and brightly coloured,
declarative signs stating the terms of
this temporary space: "no pipelines," "no
macho bullshit," "riots not diets," and
so on. Throughout the night, a member
of the festival's "safer spaces team"
would take over the mic and inform
attendees of the festival's sophisticated
harm-reduction program, the likes of
which I have only ever seen at raves.
I arrived midway through the set of
East Vancouver-based Felonious Parker,
who alternately rapped and sang over
eclectically selected pop hooks. (Did I hear
some dubstep in there?) I couldn't help
but be impressed by the vulnerability
of this solo act; it takes gumption to
enthusiastically belt out karaoke-diva
vocals with nothing between you and the
audience but a very minimal setup.
Next up were Fakes, a noisy punk
band from Montreal. Their pared-down,
rock *n' roll instrumental style allowed the
vocalist to take centre stage with Penis
Envy-inspired squeals, chants, and growls.
This was followed by my favourite set of
the night, Violent Vickie, a San Francisco-
based multimedia electro-punk DJ.
Violent Vickie curated a set of
extremely danceable electro-pop with vocal
hooks that hit a perfect combination of
sexy and intelligent. This was the only
act of the night that decidedly favoured
melodic singing over something more
aggressive. The vocals were reminiscent
of Deee-Lite, and somehow Violent
Vickie made that feat look easy as she
danced around in a sultry gas attendant
uniform with video projections spilling
all over the stage. Despite this obvious
opportunity for a saucy dance party,
nobody was dancing save for two
girls at the front. Here's to them!
Local punk band Bushtit were
clearly an audience favourite, with
multiple vocalists shouting and singing
at once over surf-y riffs. Next up were
Oakland-based band No Babies, who
were much heavier, faster, and artier
than the earlier performers. Blasts of
screaming and mayhem were juxtaposed
against quiet interludes carried only by a
bass drum heartbeat and soft singing.
By the final act of the night, the venue
had quieted down and a festival organizer
made an announcement that everyone
should "Go home and go to sleep" after
the final band. Local#fchannels 3 & 4
didn't seem to mind, and they kept the
party going with dark, minimal synth
tunes reminiscent of the boss level on
your favourite video game accompanied
by frantic, noisy drumming. I went home
satisfied with my choice to skip the nude
beach. i§|
—Kay Gallivan
Limbs of the Stars / Dirty Spells /
Selina Koop
MERGE /AUGUST 8 •#• ;;
"Three-chord simplicity had no place in
the Dirty Spells' songbook as southpaw
drummer Ryan Betts kept his cymbals
piled on the left, allowing him to pummel
the open kit through songs like "Hyperbol,"
taken from their latest EP Teeth. Then
there was the dramatic instrumental
post-rock of "Causeway Cannibal" that
stretched for nearly 10 minutes as violinist
Emily Bach's subtle finger plucking
evolved into a calculated cacophonous
climax by the trio. By the end it was clear
that amidst a sea of pop and post-punk
outfits that dominate the local music
scene, the Spells' recent decision to trim
over half the troupe's original members
has shown to have paid off in the mastery
of those who remain."
—Robert Catherall
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Indigenous People of Colour (IPOC)
Showcase at Shout Backt Festival
ASTORINO'S / AUGUST 9
"The noise and gloom in the room was
building as I waited for the start of SBSM's
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55 set. Three femmes of colour filling the room
with harsh static noise, scattered with a fast,
galloping drum beat, made my heart sing.
I felt like the room was collapsing, the roof
falling in, our souls imploding as Rola yelled
about the colonization and fetishization of
Asian bodies, and the impact, 69 years later,
of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima."
—Sves Yeung
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Badbadnotgood / Sabota
VENUE / AUGUST 12 ;       ,|fe
"Every generation can claim something
from music. For the current one, it's all are
Dads the original hipsters? and cultural
appropriation and other such chicken-egg
discussions about who ripped off who first.
But there is inevitably something that
comes completely out of left field and derails
conversations like these .by doing something
like placing a tenor sax centre stage, and
thanking promoters, and turning the spotlight
on the audience until we all say "cheese"
before wylin'-the-fuck-out."
—Robert Catherall
Tough Age / Other Jesus / Mormon
Crosses / Quitting
PSEUDONYM / AUGUST 14
"Auntie Christ was a relaxed master on
her bass, which was, though oversized against
her small frame, putty in her hands. Her
vocals were ear candy, ringing out through
the fuzz in unison alongside the voice of
drummer Jose and Maria, who hit her sticks
with vehement conviction. Missing a mic was
guitarist Sheik Hardy, but he didn't really
need one — his ferocious guitar shreds and
rainbow leggings screamed just as loud as his
bandmates."
—Yasmine Shemesh
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Independent)
Beyond the city, hidden deep beneath
the Fraser Valley's patchwork of cow
pastures and berry fields, there has long
smouldered a hot bed of rock 'n' roll.
Every few years, this hotbed sparks into a
prolific blaze, vibrant enough to catch the
attention of distant Vancouverites. Cheap
High is one of those glowing embers, ready
to ignite a fresh fire.
Cheap High's premiere release,
Ego Wholesale, consists of only two
tracks. Despite its size, the songs on
Ego Wholesale are well devised and are
diverse enough to stimulate curiosity.
Hailing from Abbotsford, the quartet
is comprised of two sets of brothers
who, despite being in their early 20s,
have already been working hard on their
rock 'n' roll resumes. Nicolas Mendonca
(Random Dander, Tables Ladders &
Chairs) is a proven beat keeper; his
dynamic, heavy-hitting style is perfect for
the post-punk genre Cheap High falls into.
Bandmate Carlos Mendonca
(Warre Wounds) makes his debut as
a vocalist on Ego Wholesale. Carlos'
clever, image-heavy lyrics and charisma
immediately distinguish him as a
natural frontman for the band.
The other duo of brothers bring just
as much to the table. Justin Goyer's
(TRI 5) dynamic riffs are at once urgent
arid buoyant. They add melody to the
mix while brother, Derek Goyer's (TRI
5) deep, unwavering baselines paste
together Cheap High's post-punk collage.
Keeping true to their close-knit
ethos, the two sets of brothers enlisted
friend Cory Myers (Warre Wounds) to
record the tracks on Ego Wholesale,
while another friend, Tyler Corbett,
was commissioned to do the art. The
resulting album is testament to a fast
developing scene that burns hot with
hope for the future of local punk rock.
—Mark PaulHus
B-Lines
Opening Band fSSS^jK^
(Hockey Dad Records)
Tour de force. There is no other way
to describe B-Line's fantastic Opening
58
UNDER REVIEW Band than to fall back on anglicized
French phrases: it's just that good. The
remarkable follow-up to 201 Ts self-titled
LP debut, this new nine-track offering
is a smashing success of a melee for the
punk-rockers
Following in the footsteps of Canadian
art-core giants Fucked Up, Opening Band
seems aimed squarely at the Polaris crowd.
Yes, the rapid-fire punk delivery is still
present on songs like long-time crowd
favourite, "Do You Know Who I Am," but
each song breathes with such intelligence
and literacy that it's hard to imagine
the record not getting a nod from the
Prize's long-list this year. Frontman Ryan
Dyck's gentle crooning fits perfectly with
B-Lines' expanded sound, especially as he
delivers the cobweb-wrapped metaphors
in "I Vibrate." Age-old punk fans won't be
disappointed with the breadth of material
covered under Opening Band, which
gyrates between classically-infused '80s
hardcore and contemporary influences.
Naysayers will be quick to point
to the collection of sub-two-minute
songs as "dense" when packed so full of
philosophical musings and sociopolitical
commentary, but these high-impact,
low-on-time musical packages are exactly
what Canadian art-rock has sorely
needed. It would be no huge stretch to
call B-Lines the Arcade Fire of the West
Coast — albeit, trading piano, violin, viola,
cello, double bass (etc.) for false teeth and
copious amounts of spittle. Fortunately,
Opening Band hardly suffers for lack of
orchestral arrangement — instead, B-Lines
have crafted a superbly high — concept
rock-opera-esque soliloquy that is pushing
Canadian hardcore into the 21st-century.
—Fraser Dobbs
Temple Volant
Daydream Drawings
(1080p)    ^ jSL-.
If you find yourself in the mood to sit
down and pay careful attention to a whole
album, it's hard to beat this one in terms
of depth and sheer intensity; most albums
produced with such maximalist attention
to detail lose the cohesiveness that
minimalistic works find easier to maintain.
Daydream Drawings creates something
beyond that spect_rum. As an album, it
uses sonic complexity to add, rather than
distract from the overall theme. Temple
Volant's mastery of this musical tactic is
an impressive indicator of skill.
Daydream Drawings is always in
flux. Each track evolves into something
entirely new as it runs its course. The
spaces between some of the tracks
seem jarring at first, but in retrospect
are a welcome source of respite from
an overly rich sensory experience.
Released
on cassette by
1080p, Daydream
Drawings has
a suitable
production quality.
The album was
recorded in a way
that brings out as
much of the warmth of the tape as is
possible.. Each track is so rich with detail
that it demands a listener's undivided
attention. Any interruption would distract
from the full breadth of the album.
If I ever end up trying a sensory
deprivation tank, I'd much rather listen
to this album than the boring noise
generator usually provided. Daydream
Drawings' dense, pulsing beats and
ever-shifting synth lines are a welcome
alternative to any white noise.
—Erik Johnson
NEEDLES//PINS
Needles//Pins
Shamebirds
(Dirt Cult Records)
UNDER REVIEW
59 It's been two years since East Van trio,
Needles//Pins, released their first full LP
12:34. In those same two years, Needles//
Pins have refined their power pop punk
sound while keeping their down-and-dirty,
low-class charms intact.
Shamebirds covers a lot of the
same territory as before: bad exes and
bad decisions. The record is, however,
a little older, wiser, and maybe a touch
more sober than 12:34. Songs like
"Polaroid" and "High & Waiting //
Cheap Cigarettes" reflect upon life's
trials and errors while contrasting those
motifs with catchy, light-hearted riffs.
Songs like, "You Only Call Me
When You're Drunk" and "What's His
Face?" have the potential to become
catchy singles, but their playfulness is
challenged by the album's predominantly
melancholic tone. Subtle but apparent,
Shamebirds* thematic depth reveals
how Needles//Pins has grown and
changed since their last album release.
Shamebirds sums itself up nicely
on its final track,"I'm a Drag." Here lead
vocalist Adam Ess sings: "Sometimes it
takes a lot to feel normal / Sometimes
it takes a lot to feel right / It's stupid
I know / But sometimes it gets tough
like tonight." These lyrics typify how
the album is self-aware and a little
sad without taking itself too seriously.
Needles//Pins definitely have the art of
zen, booze, and cigarettes down pat.
The general production value on
Shamebirds seems to have improved since
12:34, without sounding overproduced.
Adam Ess' vocals are notably clearer, while
still endearingly scratchy and rough.
On the whole, Shamebirds is
catchy, well-structured, and tightly knit
together. It's 10 terse tracks are an ideal
summer release, perfect for being enjoyed
during a hazy and hot August sunset.
—Tristan Koster
Smash Boom Pow
Do You Feel?
(Independent)
There's something to be said for keeping
things simple. Smash Boom Pow has
proved just how great simple can be
with their newest album, Do You Feet?
By limiting their lineup to drums, bass,
guitar, and vocals, the band — originally
from Victoria but now Vancouver based —
has created a record that speaks for itself.
Their sound is effective arid easily lends
itself the band's heavier rock foundation.
IfDo You FeeZ?'s first track, "A Girl," |§
wastes no time in setting the mood for
the album. Starting off with in-your-face
riffs and an insistent melody, "A Girl"
stands out because of its haunting, drawn
out vocals.
Continuing
in much in
the same
direction, "Do
You Feel" and
"Hastings
Funk"contain
moody,
heavy hitting
drums and
guitar chords that are a force
to be reckoned with.
"I Told You," starts off by showcasing
the acapella talent of lead singer Ulysses
Coppard. His high notes are balanced
out by guitar riffs and reverb, giving the
track a pleasing final effect. Coppard's
vocals continue in the same fashion on
"High Board." His words are crooning
as they proclaim: "This is what you
were made for / Don't stop now."
The rest of the album doesn't quite
return to the heights the first-half reached.
Noteworthy tracks include "Losers," with
its catchy, danceable riffs and "Problem,"
with its angsty lyrics: "Can I be your
problem / I wanna be your problem."
All in all, Do You Feet? doesn't try
to be anything more than what it is; this
being a solid rock effort that will have you
jamming along as soon as the first riffs hit.
—Natalie Dee
Surprise Party
Heart of Love
(Shake! Records)
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UNDER RE VIEW Like other bands on the Shake! Records
roster, Winnipeg's Surprise Party offers
a fun, fuzzed-out sound that never tires.
On Heart of Love, this self-described
"homoerotic goth-psych college rock boy
band" offers a sublime combination of
tongue-in-cheek lyrics, surf-rock riffs,
and psychedelic organs that avoid being
formulaic.
Part of this triumph can be attributed
to Surprise Party's humorous lyrics. In
"Super Cool Girlfriend," for example,
frontman Mischa Decter sings, "I love
my girlfriend so much she's super
young / She's only 13 and she's so
much fun" — here's hoping this isn't
based off Decter's actual experiences.
While their lyrics often make you
question
whether the
band takes
their music
seriously or
not, it's clear
that Surprise
Party has
put thought
into Heart of
Love. The
soaring guitars on "Cut Me" are effectively
grungy while the pulsing structure of
"It's Okay" is equally as engaging.
Sorry to ruin the surprise,
but Surprise Party's Heart of
Love demonstrates that you don't
need to be good at surfing to be
good at making surf-rock.
—Mariko Adams St
of Surfer Blood and No Age, the sound on
this release is equal parts psychedelic,
equal parts surf rock.
The tape's first track, "Because of
You," is wonderfully West Coast. It's
complete with clap-along drumbeats
and reverb so wet you can practically
hear the guitar dripping. Hot on its
heels is the dangerously danceable
"Semitones, Half-truths," which could
compel the most rigid of wallflowers
to shake their hips to the beat.
The second half of this self titled
release is best saved for when the sun sets
and the cooler is
running low. "Ian
on the Wall" and
"Ativan" provide
the grit and growl
component of
the EP. They give
credence to the
band's talent as
garage rockers.
So finish off your Summer right—pack up
the car, stock up the brews, and load up
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finest and fuzziest releases of the season.
—Elijah Teed
Zen Mystery Fogg
Zen Mystery Fogg
(Shake! Records)
Ripe with bouncy bass lines and hazy
vocals, Zen Mystery Fogg's summer 2014
seven-inch release pairs perfectly with
lounging dockside or drinking at the lake.
This group's four track EP is available on
a wonderfully nostalgic cassette medium
or digitally via Bandcamp. Like a love child
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INSOMNIA Bepi Crespan Presents... SUN 7am
Bepi Crespan Presents... CiTR's 24 Hours Of Radio Art in a snack size format! Difficult music, harsh electronics, spoken word, cut-up/collage and.
general Crespan© weirdness. Twitter: ©bepicrespan. Blog: bepicrespan.
blogspot.ca
Classical Chaos SUN 9am
From the Ancient World to the 21st century, join host Marguerite in exploring
and celebrating classical music from around the world.
Terry Project Podcast Alternating Thursdays 1pm
There once was a project named Terry, That wanted to make people wary,
Of things going on In the world that are wrong without making it all seem
too scary.
All Ears Alternating Wednesdays 6pm
(Alternating with UBC Arts On Air.) All Ears is an advice radio program tar-
getted to the UBC community. We try to answer your questions and address
topics sent via social media and over the phone. Interviews and segments
relating to campus life will be featured, all in our attempt to better our community and supply positive feedback.
Extraenvironmentalist WED 2pm
Exploring the mindset of an outsider looking in on Earth. Featuring interviews with leading thinkers in the area of sustainable economics and our
global ecological crisis.
4'33" 1/3 MON 6pm
This program showcases "new music"-contemporary classical and experimental music, especially highlighting Vancouver's local performers and	
composers of new music, to uncover a new musical niche to the broader Arts Report   .                                                  WED 5pm
public in a friendly and accessible manner. Reviews, interviews and coverage of local arts (film, theatre, dance, visual and performance art, comedy, and more) by host Maegan Thomas and
the Arts Reporters.
Alphabet Soup               Alternating Wednesdays 11:30am UBC Arts On Air                                               WED 6pm
Alphabet Soup is a tafk show which focuses on the writing of MFA Creative (Alternating with All Ears.) on break from June-September 2014.
Writing students at UBC. Topics include events happening in the program	
and the Vancouver art scene while promoting the writers and the genre Sexy In Van City                                             WED 10pm
which they are working in. Your weekly dose of education and entertainment in the realm of relation-
 - ••••••  shipsandsexuality.sexyinvancity.com/category/sexy-in-vancity-radio.
AstroTalk THU 3pm     ' f	
Space is an interesting place. Marco slices up the night sky with a new topic End of the World News                                      THU 8am
every week. Death Stars, Black Hales, Big Bangs, Red Giants, the Milky Way, End of the World News is-grooves and news from around the world, mashed
G-Bands, Syzygy's, Pulsars, Super Stars... and crashed against the wall. Lauren, Adam and Graeme talk trash about
  international events with caffeinated cartoon voices from the world press
The Sector                                          |||         FRI 8am and the dark net. The Big World Love Vibe: Roots & Beats, Funk & Soul,
A showcase about different non profits and the work they do, with in-depth Dubbed Vibes & Dyslexic Drum & Bass. The antidote to The Corporation,
interviews with non-profit representatives about social justice, charities Call in and we will put you on.
and causes. Website.- http://sectorpodcast.wordpress.com. Facebook.com/
SectorPodcast.Twitter.com/SectorPodcast
Synchronicity MON 12pm
Join host Marie B and discuss spirituality, health and feeling good. Tune
in and tap into good vibrations that help you remember why you're here:
to have fun!
News 101 FRI 5pm
Vancouver's only live, volunteer-produced, student and community newscast.
Every week, we take a look back at the week's local, national and international news, as seen from a fully independent media perspective.
Queer FM Vancouver: Reloaded TUE 8am
Dedicated to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transexual communities of
Vancouver. Lots of human interest features, background on current issues
and great music.queerfmradio@gmail.com
Radio Free Thinker TUE 3pm
Promoting skepticism, critical thinking and science, we examine popular extraordinary claims and subject them to critical analysis.
The Rockers Show
Reggae inna all styles and fashion.
SUN 12pm
ROOTS / FOLK/ BLUES
Blood On The Saddle Alternating Sundays 3pm
Real cowshit-caught-in-yer-boots country.
Pacific Pickin' -fil TUE 6am
Bluegrass, old-time music, and its derivatives with Arthur and the lovely
Andrea Berman. Email: pacificpickin@yahoo.com
Folk Oasis WED 8pm
Two hours of eclectic folk/roots music, with a big emphasis on our local
scene. C'mon in! A kumbaya-free zone since 1997.
Email: folkoasis@gmail.com
The Saturday Edge
SAT 8am
CITR 1Q1.9 PM PROGRAM GUIDE
67 A personal guide to world and roots music—with African, Latin, and
European music in the first half, followed by Celtic, blues, songwriters,
Cajun, and whatever else fits! Email: steveedge3@mac.com.
       I :mm La Fiesta Alternating Sundays 3pm
Code Blue SAT 3pm Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Latin House, and Reggaeton with your host Gspot DJ.
From backwoods delta low-down slide to urban harp honks, blues, and •• |§P|§ •"$ S	
blues roots with your hosts Jim, Andy, and Paul. Shookshookta SUN 10am
Email: wcodeblue@buddy-system.org. A program targeted to Ethiopian people that encourages education and per-
— 1  sonal development.
SOUL / R&B       	
 1 j  Radio Nezate FRI 10pm
Soulship Enterprise SAT 7pm A mix show with music and discussion in Tigrinya the language of Eritrea.
A thematically oriented blend of classic funk, soul, r&b, jazz, and afrobeat  	
tunes, The Happy Hour has received great renown as the world's foremost Asian Wave m THU 4pm
funky, jazzy, soulful, and delightfully awkward radio show hosted by people Tune in to Asian Wave 101 to listen to some of the best music from the
named Robert Gorwa and/or Christopher Mylett Gordon Patrick Hunter III. Chinese language and Korean music industries, as well the latest news com-
.__——j—* „ J „—„—| „ •  jng from tne tw0 entertainment powerhouses of the Asian pop scene. The
ELECTRO / HIP  HOP latest hits from established artists, rookies only just debuted, independent
_—__ .__—.___.__..„ ....—I 1 1 .«,.. artjSts ancj cjassjc SOf1gS from 50th industries, can all be heard on Asian
Vibes and Stuff WED 1pm Wave 101, as well as commentary, talk and artist spotlights of unsigned
Feeling nostalgic? Vibes and Stuff has you covered, bringing you some of the Canadian talent. Only on CiTR 101.9 FM.
best 90s to early 2000s Wp-hop artist all in one segment. All the way from --—r- r.	
New Jersey and New York City, DJ Bmatt and DJ Jewels will be bringing the G4E Alternating Tuesdays 12-2am
east coast to the west coast throughout the show. We will have you remi- Vinyl mixes, exclusive local tunes, good vibes from -around the world, a
niscing about the good ol' times with Vibes and Stuff every Wednesday af- thought and a dream or two. Reggae, House, Techno, Ambient, Dance Hall,
temoon from l:00pm-2:00pm PST. E-mail: vibesandstuffhiphop@gmail.com Hip Hop, African, Psychedelic, Noise, Experimental, Eclectic.
Beaver Hour TUE 11pm Nasha Volna SAT 6pm
Dance music from local scenes, particularly underground music by African News, arts, entertainment and music for the Russian community, local and
Americans, with a strong focus on music from ghettos. abroad. Website: nashavolna.ca.
Bootlegs &.B-Sides SUN 9pm Radio No Jikan Every last Friday of Month 7am
Hosted by Doe Ran, tune in for the finest remixes from soul to dubstep and We will be talking about anything and everything Japanese, accompanied
ghetto funk to electro swing. Nominated finalist for 'Canadian college radio by well, Japanese music (no duh!).
show of the year 2012'Pioneer DJStylusAwards.Soundcloud.com/doe-ran	
and search "Doe-Ran" on Facebook. African Rhyhms   j|||| FRI 7:30pm
 :  Website.-www.africanrhythmsradio.com
Grimes & Treasons TUE 9pm  -M-	
Uncensored Hip-Hop & Trill ish. Hosted by Jamal Steeles, Trinidad Rhythmsindia Alternating Sundays 8pm
Jules & DJ Relly Rels. Website: http://crimesandtreasons.blogspot.ca. Featuring a wide range of music from India, including popular music from
Email: dj@crimesandtreasons.com. the 1930s to the present; Ghazals and Bhajans, Qawwalis, pop and re-
 ;••;  gional language numbers.
So Salacious MON 3pm •'•-:	
Skadz and Sprocket Doyle bring you Electro Swing, Alternative Hip Hop, The Leo Ramirez Show MON 4pm
Dubstep, Acid Jazz, Trip Hop, Local and Canadian Content—good and dirty The best of mix of Latin American music. Email: leoramirez@canada.com
beats.  ;•;•-; ;-. .;;.-	
 —  Give Em The Boot TUE 2pm
EXPERIMEN TA L Sample the various flavours of Italian music from north to south, traditional
  to modern on this bilingual show. Folk, singer-songwriter, jazz and much
More Than Human SUN 7pm more. Un programma bilingue che esplora il mondo delta musica italiana.
Strange and wonderful electronic sounds from the past, present, and future Website: http://giveemtheboot.wordpress.com. facebook.com/givetheboot.
with host Gareth Moses. Music from parallel worlds'.  ••■••'
 ■:■■■ .-.■•, Mantra SAT 5pm
Pop Drones WED 10am An electic mix of electronic and acoustic beats and layers, chants and med-
Unearthing the depths of contemporary cassette and vinyl underground. icine song. Exploring the diversity of the worlds sacred sounds - traditional,
Ranging from DIY bedroom pop and garage rock all the way to harsh noise contemporary and futuristic. Email: mantraradioshow@gmail.com
and, of course, drone.
68  1 CITR 101.9 Pkl PROGRAM GUIDE .  DANCE / ELECTRONIC
The Copyright Experiment
THU 11pm
Techno Progressivo                    Alternating Sundays 8pm
A mix of the latest house music, tech-house, prog-house and techno.
Trancendance SUN 10pm
Hosted by DJ Smiley Mike and DJ Caddyshack, Trancendance has been
broadcasting from Vancouver, B.C. since 2001. We favour Psytrance,
Hard Trance and Epic Trance, but also play Acid Trance, Deep Trance,
Hard Dance and even some Breakbeat. We also love a good Classic
Trance Anthem, especially if it's remixed. Current influences include Sander van Doom, Gareth Emery, Nick Sentience, Ovnimoon, Ace
Ventura, Save the Robot, Liquid Soul and Astrix. Older influences include
Union Jack, Carl Cox, Christopher Lawrence, Whoop! Records, Tidy Trax,
Platipus Records and Nukleuz. Email: djsmileymike ©trancendance.net.
Website: www.trancendance.net.
Inside Out
We play dance music!
TUE8pm
Radio Zero FRI 2pm
An international mix of super-fresh weekend party jams from New Wave to
foreign electro, baile, Bollywood, and whatever else.
Website: www.radiozero.com[
Synaptic Sandwich SAT 9pm
If you like everything from electro/techno/trance/8-bit music/retro '80s, this
is the show for you! Website: synapticsandwich.net
Samsquantch's Hideaway Alternating Wednesdays 6:30pm
All-Canadian music with a focus on indie-rock/pop.
Email: anitabinder@hotmail.com.
Parts Unknown MON 1pm
An indie pop show since 1999, it's like a marshmallow sandwich: soft and
sweet and best enjoyed when poked with a stick and held close to a fire.
The Cat's Pajams FRI 10am
The cat's pajamas: a phrase to describe something/someone super awesome or cool. The Cat's Pajams: a super awesome and cool radio show featuring the latest and greatest indie pop, rock, lofi and more from Vancouver
and beyond! |||
Chips 'n Dip Alternating Thursdays 1pm
Dip in every second Thursday afternoon with host Hanna Fazio forthe freshest local indie pop tracks and upcoming shows.
A Deeper Reverb SAT 8pm
Bringing you the chillout world of the heavy reverb genres: shoegaze, post
rock, dream pop, space rock, trip hop and everything in between, including
new tracks and old favorites. Online: facebook.com/adeeperreverb. Contact:
adeeperrever_@gmail.com.
Transition State MON 12am
High quality music with a special guest interview from the
Pharmaceutical Sciences. Frank discussions and music that
can save the world
  - Soul Sandwich MON 5pm
The Late Night Show FRI midnight A myriad of your favourite music tastes all cooked into one show. From Hip
The Late Night Show features music from the underground Jungle and Drum Hop to Indie rock to African jams, Ola will play through a whirlwind of dif-
& Bass scene, which progresses to Industrial, Noise and Alternative No Beat ferent genres, each sandwiched between another. This perfect layering of
into the early morning. Following the music, we then play TZM broadcasts, yummy goodness will blow your mind. AND, it beats subway.
beginning at 6 a.m. ||| fi|  •'•	
 j — The Shakespeare Show WED 12pm
ROCK /POP /  INDIE Dan Shakespeare is here with music for your ear. Kick back with gems of
 j  the previous years.
Canada Post-Rock Alternating Wednesdays 6:30pm	
Formerly on CKXU, Canada-Post Rock now resides on the west coast but it's Up on the Roof FRI 9am
still committed to the best in post-rock, drone, ambient, experimental, noise Friday Mornings got you down? Climb Up On the Roof and wake up with
and basically anything your host Pbone can put the word "post" infront of. Robin and Jake! Weekly segments include improvised crime-noir radio dra-
  mas, trivia contents, on-air calls to Jake's older bnrtfer and MORE! We'll be
Dave Radio with Radio Dave ;||| FRI 12pm spinning old classics, new favourites, and lots of ultra-fresh local bands!
Your noon-hour guide to what's happening in Music and Theatre in 	
Vancouver. Lots of tunes and talk. Breakfast With The Browns MON Sam
   Your favourite Brownsters, James and Peter, offer a savoury blend of the fa-
Discorder Radio TUE 4pm miliar and exotic in a blend of aural delights.
Discorder Magazine now has its own radio show! Join us to hear excerpts of Email.- breakfastwtththebrowns@hotmail.com.
interviews, reviews and more! 	
 |  Chthonic Boom! Alternating Sundays 5pm
Duncan's Donuts THU 12pm A show dedicated to playing psychedelic music from parts of the spectrum
Sweet treats from the pop underground. Hosted by Duncan, sponsored by (rock, pop, electronic) as well as garage and noise rock.
donuts. http://duncansdonots.wordpress.com.	
CITR 101.9 PM PROGRAM GUIDE
69 WORLD
A personal guide to world and roots music—with African, Latin, and      	
European music in the first half, followed by Celtic, blues, songwriters,
Cajun, and whatever else fits! Email: steveedge3@mac.com. 	
      La Fiesta                                 Alternating Sundays 3pm
Code Blue                                                       SAT 3pm Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Latin House, and Reggaeton with your hos! Gspot DJ.
From backwoods delta low-down slide to urban harp honks, blues, and     1 1	
blues roots with your hosts Jim, Andy, and Paul. Shookshookta                                               SUN 10am
Email: wcodeblue@buddy-system.org. A program targeted to Ethiopian people that encourages education and personal development.
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Radio Nezate FRI 10pm
Soulship Enterprise                                          SAT 7pm A mix show with music and discussion in Tigrinya the language of Eritrea.
A thematically oriented blend of classic funk, soul, r&b, jazz, and afrobeat          	
tunes, The Happy Hour has received great renown as the world's foremost Asian Wave                                                     THU 4pm
funky, jazzy, soulful, and delightfully awkward radio show hosted by people Tune in to Asian Wave 101 to listen to some of the best music from the
named Robert Gorwa and/or Christopher Mylett Gordon Patrick Hunter III. Chinese language and Korean music industries, as well the latest news com-
—I—„.—™—._„._—j—,„__, _-—p|——~— — ing from the two entertainment powerhouses of the Asian pop scene. The
E L ECT RO / HIP  HOP latest hits from established artists, rookies only just debuted, independent
—. 1 ... „™ „_. —____  artists and classic songs from both industries, can all be heard on Asian
Vibes and Stuff                                             WED 1pm Wave 101, as well as commentary, talk and artist spotlights of unsigned
Feeling nostalgic? Vibes and Stuff has you covered bringing you some of the Canadian talent. Only on CiTR 101.9 FM.
best 90s to early 2000s hip-hop artist all in one segment. All the way from	
New Jersey and New York City, DJ Bmatt and DJ Jewels will be bringing the G4E                                   Alternating Tuesdays 12-2am
east coast to the west coast throughout the show. We will have you remi- Vinyl mixes, exclusive local tunes, good vibes from around the world, a
niscing about the good ol' times with Vibes and Stuff every Wednesday at- thought and a dream or two. Reggae, House, Techno, Ambient, Dance Hall,
ternoon from l:00pm-2:00pm PST. E-mail: vibesandstuffhiphop@gmail.com Hip Hop, African, Psychedelic, Noise, Experimental, Eclectic.
Beaver Hour TUE 11pm      NashaVolna SAT 6pm
Dance music from local scenes, particularly underground music by African      News, arts, entertainment and music for the Russian community, local and
Americans, with a strong focus on music from ghettos. abroad. Website: nashavolna.ca.
Bootlegs & B-Sides SUN 9pm      Radio No Jikan Every last Friday of Month 7am
Hosted by Doe Ran, tune in for the finest remixes from soul to dubstep and      We will be talking about anything and everything Japanese, accompanied
ghetto funk to electro swing. Nominated finalist for 'Canadian college radio      by well, Japanese music (no duh!).
show of the year 2012' Pioneer DJ Stylus Awards. Soundcloud.com/doe-ran* j	
and search "Doe-Ran" on Facebook. African Rhyhms FRI 7:30pm
       Website: www.afrbanrhythmsradio.com
Crimes & Treasons TUE 9pm       jj :;	
Uncensored Hip-Hop & Trill ish. Hosted by Jamal Steeles, Trinidad      Rhythmsindia Alternating Sundays 8pm
Jules & DJ Relly Rels. Website: http://crimesandtreasons.blogspot.ca..    Featuring a wide range of music from India, including popular music from
Email: dj@crimesandtreasons.com. the 1930s to the present; Ghazals and Bhajans, Qawwalis, pop and re-
       gional language numbers.
So Salacious MON 3pm       |	
Skadz and Sprocket Doyle bring you Electro Swing, Alternative Hip Hop,      The Leo Ramirez Show MON 4pm
Dubstep, Acid Jazz, Trip Hop, Local and Canadian Content—good and dirty      The best of mix of Latin American music. Email: teoramirez@canada.com
beats.  ;	
Give Em The Boot TUE 2pm
Sample the various flavours of Italian music from north to south, traditional
to modem on this bilingual show. Folk, singer-songwriter, jazz and much
more. Un programma bilingue che esplora il mondo della musica italiana.
Website: http://giveemtheboot.wordpress.com. facebook.com/givetheboot.
Mantra SAT 5pm
An electic mix of electronic and acoustic beats and- layers, chants and medicine song. Exploring the diversity of the worlds sacred sounds - traditional,
contemporary and futuristic. Email: mantraradioshow@gmail.com
More Than Human SUN 7pm
Strange and wonderful electronic sounds from the past, present, and future
with host Gareth Moses. Music from parallel worlds.
Pop Drones WED 10am
Unearthing the depths of contemporary cassette and vinyl underground.
Ranging from DIY bedroom pop and garage rock all the way to harsh noise
and, of course, drone.
70
C77*/? 101.9 FKl PROGRAM GUIDE sustainability evolving within cultural and social literacy. Simorgh the mythological multiplicity of tale-figures, lands-in as your mythological narrator
in the storyland; the contingent space of beings, connecting Persian peoples within and to Indigenous peoples.
Language to Language
Encouraging language fluency and cultural awareness.
MON 11am
Skald's Hall FRI 9pm
Skald's Hall entertains with the spoken word via story readings, poetry recitals, and drama. Established and upcoming artists join host
Brian MacDonald. Interested in performing on air? Contact us on Twitter:
©Skalds Halt.
SPORTS
Thunderbird Eye THU 3:30pm
Your weekly roundup of UBC Thunderbird sports action from on campus and
off with your host Wilson Wong.
Rocket from Russia THU 10am
Hello hello hello! I interview bands and play new, international and local
punk rock music. Great Success! P.S. Broadcasted in brokenish English.
Hosted by Russian Tim. Website: http://rocketfromrussia.tumbir.com. Email:
rocketfrom russiacitr@gmail.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com-
RocketFromRussia. Twitter: http://twitter.com/tima_tzar.
Generation Annihilation SAT 12pm
On the air since 2002, playing old and new punk on the non-commercial side
of the spectrum. Hosts: Aaron Brown, Jeff "The Foat" Kraft. Website: gen-
erationannihilation.com. Facebook: facebook.com/generationannihilation..
Power Chord SAT 1pm
Vancouver's longest running metal show. If you're into music that's on the
heavier/darker side of the spectrum, then you'll like it. Sonic assault provided by Geoff, Marcia, and Andy.
Flex Your Head TUE 6pm
Punk rock and hardcore since 1989. Bands and guests from around the world.
The Absolute Value of Insomnia SAT 2am
Four solid hours of fresh generative music c/o the Absolute Value of Noise
and its world famous Generator. Ideal for enhancing your dreams or, if sleep
is not on your agenda, your reveries.
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