The Wake+Mr. Projectile+Leclair+Dntel
Digging thru promos can really mess with your head because you just want to find those collection of songs right away that you’ll listen to forever. So what do you do when you don’t find anything? you go back to old favorites or good suggestions from friends and this song by The Wake was the latest recommendation from 800beloved’s frontman Sean Lynch. You can just tell 30 seconds into the song “Man, these guys were probably great but they were definitely overshadowed by The Cure”. Where do you think John Hughes was when this song came out? this is perfect for one of his teen heartbreak films.
IDM I always felt was just a few steps away from being for really big but the majority of the fan base didn’t like to share or support, its like they wanted to keep their precious music to themselves and make it more obscure and not go to the shows to keep the musicians going. Mr. Projectile might of had a gem on his hands when he put out his album Sinking which featured a vocal by a girl named Amy Turany who I thought might of done more work but it seems like this is the last thing she ever sang on.
Montreal has always had a forward thinking music scene, I remember going to the Mutek Festival years ago and seeing electronic vinyl shops thrive, that definitely put a smile on my face. One man Marc Leclair also known as Akufen put an outstanding record together called Musique Pour 3 Femmes Enceintes which I highly recommend.
For how cold it is in Montreal, I always pictured Marc making this song 236e Jour by a window and he just felt the first perfect weather day of the year where the breeze is heavy and every window needs to be opened.
Grizzly Bear and Dntel on the same track, oh its a music bloggers dream to share with friends that come and visit. I really like the catchiness of this song after the breakdown, Dntel did such good work with the builds and sequencing of the 6+ min track. I couldn’t think of better voices to accompany his music than Grizzly Bear, yes even better than Mr. Gibbard in my opinion.
The Wake – All I Asked You to Do[audio:wake.mp3]
Mr. Projectile – You Need[audio:mr.mp3]
Marc Leclair – 236e Jour[audio:jour.mp3]
Dntel – To A Fault[audio:fault.mp3]
6 Comments Leave A Comment
James says:January 20, 2009 at 5:32 am
Terrific post! It’s great to see a track by Mr. Projectile. At Red Antenna, we put out a compilation back in 2001 with one of his tracks called ‘Barry White My Ass’ – a ridiculously smooth piece of IDM that sounds even better than the title suggests. Nice to see he’s back on the scene.
jeffdoe says:January 20, 2009 at 10:00 am
Yeah all 4 are solid! I’m in love with the Mr.Projectile track!
Drew K. Adams says:January 20, 2009 at 1:50 pm
I love that Mr. Projectile song. He definitely needs to release more music. Oh how I miss Merck!
I’m really diggin’ that Marc Leclair tune as well. It’s got a nice minimal, slightly dub techno, feel to it.
You should all check out Quantec. I can’t help but listen to him every single day. He makes some beautiful repetition with slow changes over long periods of time. You could dance to it and you could go to bed to it. In my eyes you really can’t go wrong with multi-purpose music. So if you’re down with that Basic Channel sound I highly recommend him.
Paul says:January 21, 2009 at 4:29 pm
the dntel / grizzly track is no joke, have they collaborated before?
Jakub says:January 21, 2009 at 4:30 pm
I dont think so, an outstanding one off
Sean says:January 28, 2009 at 12:57 pm
Don’t ever stop posting music, Jakub. Love that track from The Wake. I can’t believe I missed them back in high school. The Quake (KQAK FM 99) let me down.