Kazoo! #122: Sept. 27th: TASSEOMANCY / DEL BEL @ eBar
Tasseomancy is a continuation of what was a bare bones neo-folk duo. Formerly known as Ghost Bees, Sari and Romy Lightman have found a heavier, more ambient sound, ripe with dreamy, dissonant vocals, influenced by eastern song, drone music, phonography, and myth.
The sisters return to their ancestral side with their second full-length, Ulalume, co-produced and accompanied by Taylor Kirk and Simon Trottier of Timber Timbre and influenced by the work as touring members of the electronic outfit, Austra.
Tasseomancy expands its scope to move beyond earlier acoustic arrangements, combining the rhythmic soundscapes of Popol Vuh and Comus with the dream-like state of Julee Cruise. The outcome is both terse and expansive, haunting and resonant in the manner of early soul music, with a smoke ribbon shape and full peal all its own.
Del Bel began in early 2010 as the recording project of Tyler Belluz. Throughout the 18 months of Oneiric’s development, the contributing musicians agreed that the music should be launched in live form. Experienced and diversified veterans of Toronto’s music scene, each band member brings unique, experimental and earnest musicality.
Del Bel has become a collaborative collective, drawing players from such groups as Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene, Ohbijou, Entire Cities, Sun Parlour Players, Kite Hill, and others. Stylistically, Del Bel embodies an eerie cinematic sound infused with darkened soul and surf rock qualities.
Kazoo! #122: Tuesday September 27th
@ eBar (41 Quebec St)
All Ages / LIC – Doors 9:30, music at 10pm