Tag: casio

New Canadiana :: Ocular Gymnastics – Vol. 1

Ocular Gymnastics - Vol. 1
Encased in a squeeze box of screen printed palms, Ocular Gymnastics’ debut transmission is as lavishly packaged as it is blissful. Pedal-jammed Casio meditations cast ripples across the mind-pond while the mountain of found-sound percussion clanks and rattles down the cortex. Only Moduli TV could provide suitable visual accompaniment for these C.H.U.D. ravers in a tropical time-warp à la Bamboo For Two.

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/binary/Weird_Canada-Ocular_Gymnastics-Side_A.mp3|titles=Ocular Gymnastics – Side A] Ocular Gymnastics – Side A
[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/binary/Weird_Canada-Ocular_Gymnastics-Side_B.mp3|titles=Ocular Gymnastics – Side B] Ocular Gymnastics – Side B

New Canadiana :: Young Truck // Man Made Hill – Work Stress // Disco Prison

Two sides of basemental groove thread Pleasence Records‘ latest three-three-one-three oblation. Young Truck assaults with vibronic angular disco, littering their rhythmic chaos with atonal shreddery and mystic digitalis. On the flip, wigs get a second pealing after dual doses of Man Made Hill’s tweaked bone. Hypothetical damage and degenerate groove spring Disco Prison into an ultraverse of mutant Prince and casio-Konrad. Heavy grippage.

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Brown-Bag.mp3|titles=Young Truck – Brown Bag] Young Truck – Brown Bag
[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Hard-Breeze-Is-Gonna-Blow.mp3|titles=Man Made Hill – Hard Breeze (Is Gonna Blow)] Man Made Hill – Hard Breeze (Is Gonna Blow)
[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Mouth-Pain.mp3|titles=Young Truck – Mouth Pain] Young Truck – Mouth Pain
[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Serve-Them-Virgins.mp3|titles=Man Made Hill – Serve Them Virgins] Man Made Hill – Serve Them Virgins

New Canadiana :: Géraldine – Baiser avec un Miroir

En novembre 2010, Géraldine, sa voix de poupée et son acolyte Navet Confit ont fait paraître Sold-out Capitalisme un LP instrumenté, intriguant et complexe de gaffer pop ludique et de grunge cagoulé. Cinq mois plus tard, ils sortent leur four-tracks et reviennent avec une cassette sur laquelle ils reprennent et salissent plusieurs des pièces de l’album avec un Casio pis une boîte à rythmes, pour un rendu spontané et encore plus amusé qui va du proto au post tout en gardant les choses assez simples pour faire peur aux enfants et faire danser les artsy kids. (Pis le côté B contient les mêmes tounes que le côté A, mais à l’envers – miroir!)

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/GAcraldine-Baiser-avec-un-miroir-09-Tendance.mp3|titles=Geraldine – Tendance] Géraldine – Tendance
[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/GAcraldine-Baiser-avec-un-miroir-04-Sold-Out.mp3|titles=Geraldine – Sold-Out] Geraldine – Sold-Out
[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/GAcraldine-Baiser-avec-un-miroir-10-Ecnadnet.mp3|titles=Geraldine – Ecnadnet] Geraldine – Ecnadnet

Review :: The Stolen Organ Family Band – Horse Treats

The Stolen Organ Family Band - Horse Treats The Stolen Organ Family Band
Horse Treats
(Babynuts Records)
Vancouver, BC

From the xian-beehive K-Mart closet of Jesse Locke:
It’d be pretty dim to call ’em Proggy, but with their multiple movements, tempo changes and quickly shifting moods, the tweaked, twangy tunes of the Stolen Organ Family Band come across like some backwoods strain of Bohemian Rhapsody. Lyrically, singer, songwriter and six-string slinger Conor Mack shares campfire stories of shitty hometowns, divorce and excitable puppies with syrupy sweet choruses that’ll get wedged in your brainpan and rattle around for weeks. With back-up vocals, blown-out Casio FX and suitcase percussion by the lovely Miss Kelly Badger plus the Zen-like steadiness of bassist Ari Cipes, the Stolen Organs bring to mind Jonathan Richman and his Modern Lovers slumming it as subway buskers. You might also think of the Meat Puppets when you’re listening to these country-fried home-recorded rambles, but the shadow of the almighty Ween looms the largest. Horse Treats is a kind of ‘greatest hits so far’, and the manifesto on the back might just say it best: “Ain’t down with hiss, ain’t down with this.”
[Levin’s Note: Never underestimate the power of Casio.]
[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/binary/Stolen_Organ-Plums.mp3] The Stolen Organ Family – Plums
[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/binary/Stolen_Organ-Baby.mp3] The Stolen Organ Family – Baby, What’s Your Phone Number?