GOOSEBALL BROWN – COYOTE, CROW, BUFFALO, BEAVER
“Gooseball Brown is raw man, totally and utterly raw. This Brothers and Sisters release backs up my statement . . . it is a really tumbling affair with danger levels high throughout and with the principles to keep it real maintained. My thoughts are of a stalwart determined to fight his corner and to do it his own way – I can’t argue with that . . . . there is stuff here to contemplate, to see through and to swing to – we all need to cultivate these cracked crooners and make sure they never give in – go on, get Gooseballed” – Fungal Punk, www.fungalpunknature.co.uk
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Here’s a LIVE version of vague mémoire’s “breathe into the pocket” taken from the SYNTH-HENRI event 2014-06-07. It was recorded by DJ Milton Clark. Mastered by Byron.
From May 30, 2014 ….
T-CE! will be available on vinyl at SONIK Records (Montreal), Birdman Records (Ottawa) and online here on the Brothers and Sisters website.
a tough, highly flammable substance . . .
Hey Majesty’s Tom Jarvis:
This album is, in effect, made up of collaborations with a ghostwriter – Montreal film director Brian Barnhart – whose script, ‘Bring Me Flowers’, provided the inspiration for the music.
It is more usual that a musician composes the soundtrack after seeing the movie – or at least some of it. In this instance the music has been composed before a shot of film has been made. I felt that the text could be transposed into music and would then in turn inspire those same words to come to life when creating the images. The film enters full production in Fall 2014, so we will have to wait to see to what extent this idea works!
Many of these pieces are one-take improvisations. The ‘yeah!’ you hear at the end of the opening track is director Barnhart, who sat opposite me as I played banjo, directing my performance like an actor in one of his movies. I’m no Marlon Brando but I’m ok on the banjo.
I have added other pieces I composed for Barnhart’s short film ‘Bad Time Montreal’ which was completed in 2013.
An excerpt from ‘Bad Time Montreal’ is available to view here: vimeo.com/57877857
Album available for free download here:
Released March 6, 2014
vague mémoire, with the world of dreams, is Montreal based producer Byron’s debut solo album. The album’s seven tracks blend warm basslines, distant reverberated guitars, mutated samples and field recordings, pulsing bass drums, hypnotic layers of percussion, melodic effected synthesizers, and sampled manipulated vocals over the course of a shape-shifting, psychedelic and emotive journey.
It was written, performed, and produced by Byron at Happy Accidents Studio. Tom Jarvis (pachyderm/Hey Majesty) performed on ‘bad memories’ (guitar), ‘too old’ (guitar), and ‘permanent phase’ (guitar and bass guitar.)
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DAMO SUZUKI AND HIS SOUND CARRIERS PACHYDERM
(ft. BYRON, WEBB, PETIT): MONTRÉAL, 10 JULY 2013
Last summer pachyderm were honored to play with legendary singer Damo Suzuki (CAN) as his Sound Carriers at Divan Orange, Montreal. Joined by additional Sound Carriers along the way, Byron, Brandon Webb and Felix Felp Petit, together they played two sets, which spanned three-and-a-half hours.
The whole performance was recorded and this album contains highlights from the night.
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“One thing that stands out the most to me on The Problem With Steel is just how amazing the band sounds together. Every song just seems like a different trip, most especially songs such as “Bikini Atoll,” “The Problem With Steel,” and “Jericho.” These tunes have those catchy riffs that get your feet tapping and make you want to jump out of the chair and groove.”
“The musicianship of this band is top notch, it’s catchy, and makes you want to dance anywhere. With a sound that’s very reminiscent to the early days of rock ‘n’ roll; a good first album, which shows a promising future for Dust Bowl Era.” Ryan Milligan Bucketlist
Full review here:
Album available to download here:
“Only the Quebecois can master the art of combining Americana, psychedelic/tribal rock and synthesizers, (and even convince us that the only two things better than a big of doughnuts are this song and video…yes they’re THAT good). If you dig this track (as you should) you can download it for free here“.
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(photos – Shammy Chan)
Damo Suzuki - vocal
Tom Jarvis – guitar/keys/bass
Nico Braesch – drums
Byron (vague mémoire)- 2nd drums
Brandon Webb (Dust Bowl Era) – keys/guitar
Felix Felp Petit – saxophone
Below is a snippet taken from the 3 hour improvised performance at Divan Orange, Montreal (10 July 2013).