New Canadiana :: First Nations – Wand
From the bed smokes of Aaron Levin
Stewing in the northern isolation of Grand Prairie
, First Nations’ popular brew sharply morphed into an ambitious platter of cross-provincial musicalia after lead singer Derek Janzen darted westward. Derek’s dark velvet vocals are layered over ambitious mountains of rural mystics and sprawling piano pop while a dense harmonium and brooding kick hold Wand
‘s ritual to pace. The album is a highly imaginative journey through Alberta’s north, British Columbia’s vacant island, and Canada’s penchant for immortalizing creative brilliance on crisp discs of plastic-wrapped digital mirrors. This really should have come out of Calgary.
[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/binary/firstnations-bells.mp3|titles=First Nations – Cathedral Bells] First Nations – Cathedral Bells
[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/05-Skeletundra-II.mp3|titles=First Nations – Skeletundra II] First Nations – Skeletundra II