Kazoo! #131: Feb 2nd: BOCCE (album release) / PARADISE ANIMALS / NICK STORRING @ eBAr
Waterloo, Ontario based electronic-rock band Bocce have a new album and live performance. The self-produced kraut-rock inspired album (entitled Future 1.0) takes a look into the future according to yesterday. Visions of flying cars, jet packs and silver jumpsuits that once brought hope and excitement are revisited through Bocce’s synthesizer based music. The live show is an audio/visual multimedia experience. Bocce is Tony Salomone, Nik Must, Mike Bond and Ben Ong. They have toured throughout Canada and played several music festivals including Pop Montreal, Hillside Inside, LOLA and Canadian Music Week. Future 1.0 will be released in February 2012 as a free or “pay what you can” digital download.
Venture back to the late 70?s and early 80?s where music was raw and emotional; this is where Paradise Animals exists. In between writing and recording his sophomore album with Toronto/Guelph based Indie-Disco-House outfit Green Go, multi-instrumentalist Mark Andrade opted to take some time for himself. With what was a shoebox of unfinished ideas and sounds, Andrade tied up his musical & emotional loose ends, added infinite layers and textures, and released them as songs under the guise of Paradise Animals. He then called on some friends to help actualize his new project. Paradise Animals is a chameleon; a band that frequently sheds its skin. What might first appear in shades of grey as ambience set against spastic noise can swiftly transition into a soulful dance party of red, yellow and shimmering blue.
Nick Storring is a Toronto based composer, cellist and improviser with a wide palette of interests, ranging from warped dance music to electroacoustic music, experimental pop to chamber music, and even collaborations within various “non-Western” traditions. His work regularly accompanies theatre, film and intermedia projects. Apart from making regular solo appearances with cello, voice and electronics, he also plays in Picastro (Polyvinyl Records), and Toronto-based Son Jarocho (Mexican folk music) group Café Con Pan. He has collaborated live and in the studio with Nadja, Sandro Perri, Daniel Johnston, Araz Salek, Laura Barrett, Rhys Chatham, Wyrd Visions, Andrew Timar, Castlemusic, Eddie Prévost, Diane Labrosse, and Damo Suzuki (of Can). Expect his live set to be a weird blend of processed beat-boxing, swooping cello soloing, and layered vocals.
Thursday February 2nd
@ eBar (41 Quebec St)
All Ages / LIC