Tape 2 is the second release of Winnipeg-based artist Megumi Kimata, who goes by French Class. Upon first listen, this project is difficult to pin down. Does it make you want to dance? To dream? To laugh? After each listen, it becomes increasingly clear that the answer is D: all of the above.
I first became acquainted with the music of Canadian composer Michael Conway Baker many years ago after reading an interesting magazine article about him. In this article, they described his music as tonal, melodic and romantic. The article so piqued my interest that I had to hear this music for myself, and upon first listen, I became a devoted fan. His music was beautiful, melodious, evocative and passionate — elements of a true master of classical music.
Above all other emotions, Leith Ross is feeling curious. Tomorrow, they’ll release their first-ever single “Everyone I’ve Never Met” on Winnipeg-based label Birthday Cake ahead of their debut album in October.
On Richard Inman’s latest release Faded Love Better Days, he uses sincerity, passion, and poetry to transport the audience from passive listeners to an active participant in a rich tale of classic country motifs: love, loss, loneliness, and family. These themes can be dangerous territories to tread. If overused and underdeveloped, they can make for music that is frankly underwhelming. Inman, on the other hand, recognizes the everyday nature of ordinary experiences and translates them into ardent songs that lift beyond the familiar.
After years of demos and high energy performances, REALiTY GROUP now releases into the wild a pure animalistic album, Music For Fools Vol. 1. Containing a certain level of abrasiveness that will bring your blood to a boil and enough animation to demand attention. This album will bring you into a familiar, yet contemporary form of punk.