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Electronic Meditation

Electronic Meditation
Thursday April 7th, 2016 with Sean McFee
Electronic Medit-eh-tion

Electronic meditation, eh? Make sure not to take off for the next two hours, so you can listen to some nice homegrown material!
Red
Glueleg - Heroic Doses - private Canadian
Mrs. Petrie
Glueleg - Clodhopper - EMI Canada Canadian
Paraphonique is the recording name of Nicolas L. from Gatineau/Saguenay. In his own words, "Exploring a miniature mansion filled with wild creatures, cryptic puzzles and strange paintings. I make these tracks in my hidden basement studio in Québec, Canada." He has put out two EPs on the Low Noise Productions label, currently available digitally on Bandcamp as well as in cassette format. There is a good mix of older and newer electronic music influences here.
Scissors
Paraphonique - La traversée du continent - Low Noise Productions Canadian
Paper
Paraphonique - La traversée du continent - Low Noise Productions Canadian
Partie I
Paraphonique - Musique de nuit - Low Noise Productions Canadian New
Partie II
Paraphonique - Musique de nuit - Low Noise Productions Canadian New
Sinoia Caves is a solo project by Jeremy Schmidt of Black Mountain. The soundtrack for Beyond the Black Rainbow was recorded in 2009/2010 but not released until 2014, on a very trendy clear vinyl. I have played material from the first Sinoia Caves but somehow didn't get around to this one yet, so here is the first side!
Forever Dilating Eye
Sinoia Caves - Beyond the Black Rainbow - Jagjaguwar Canadian
Elena's Sound-World
Sinoia Caves - Beyond the Black Rainbow - Jagjaguwar Canadian
Run Program: Sentionauts
Sinoia Caves - Beyond the Black Rainbow - Jagjaguwar Canadian
Arboria Tapes - Award Winning Gardens
Sinoia Caves - Beyond the Black Rainbow - Jagjaguwar Canadian
1983 - Main Titles
Sinoia Caves - Beyond the Black Rainbow - Jagjaguwar Canadian
Sequential Dreams is one of the many project of Kuutana, alter ego of Ron Charron who releases music through the Border's Edge label. Sequential Dreams focuses on electronic-inspired instrumental music and this album is their sixth. Kuutana frequently collaborates with other electronic musicians on different pieces. Here are two tracks from the album. You can get all Border's Edge music at their bandcamp site.
Arrival Point
Sequential Dreams - Lost Dimensions - Border's Edge Canadian New
Distant Signals
Sequential Dreams - Lost Dimensions - Border's Edge Canadian New
Next up is Robert T., a gentleman from New Brunswick who started creating electronic music as a way to deal with anxiety. His material is reminiscent of both ambient and minimalist music, with interesting tones. I'm going to play two of the tree tracks from his Tower EP (released February 2015), which is available on Low Noise Productions.
A 1.1
Robert T - Tower EP - Low Noise Productions Canadian
A 1.2
Robert T - Tower EP - Low Noise Productions Canadian
Now we will move to some more electro-acoustic and avant-garde territory. We'll start with Dionne-Brégent, the combination of Vincent Dionne (percussion) and Michel-Georges Brégent (keys) who released two albums in the 1970s. Their first album is more abstract and imposing than the second ("Deux"), being somewhat closer to Brégent's electro-acoustic classical work at times. I have not played it previously so here are the pieces that make up the l'Eveil de Lieu suite.
Possession / Destination
Dionne-Brégent - Et le troisième jour... - XXI Canadian
Choc
Dionne-Brégent - Et le troisième jour... - XXI Canadian
Temple du Silence
Dionne-Brégent - Et le troisième jour... - XXI Canadian
Des Cycles et des Passions
Dionne-Brégent - Et le troisième jour... - XXI Canadian
We will close off by chilling out with Michael Brook, who has prolifically produced film scores and library music over his career. I picked up this album specifically to play it for you guys and then haven't managed to, so here are the closing tracks. This was recorded live with just a guitar (using his repeating-guitar technique) and synthesizer.
Lakbossa
Michael Brook - Live at the Aquarium - 4AD Canadian
Cascade
Michael Brook - Live at the Aquarium - 4AD Canadian
Red Shift
Michael Brook - Live at the Aquarium - 4AD Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Jason
Thanks for playing some Paraphonique and Low Noise Productions tonight! Sounding good

12:12 AM, April 7th, 2016
Sean McFee (host)
Happy to!

12:13 AM, April 7th, 2016
Jason
Really digging these Sinoia Caves tracks too is this an all Canadian edition of the show?

12:44 AM, April 7th, 2016
Sean McFee (host)
Yes, and mostly newer stuff tonight, although I've got one 70s artist (Dionne-Brégent).

12:44 AM, April 7th, 2016
Jason
This is great! serious stuff :)

12:45 AM, April 7th, 2016
Jordan
I'm in the zone right now! Loving these tunes! :)

1:05 AM, April 7th, 2016
Sean McFee (host)
Cool!

1:10 AM, April 7th, 2016
Jason
loving this dark ambient stuff now. still hooked!

1:41 AM, April 7th, 2016
Sean
This one is pretty challenging!

1:44 AM, April 7th, 2016
Sequential Dreams
Many thanks for supporting Canadian music and for playing Sequential Dreams on your show!

9:42 PM, April 7th, 2016
mark k
this show made me happy

8:32 AM, April 9th, 2016