This album was recorded over two long sessions in the summer of 2016 in a basement jam space turned sauna while using sub-par gear.
As happy as we are putting this out, this is a project that started and ended 3 years ago (except for the ringing… It will resonate forever).
"This recording is of a free improvisation session of a quasi-anonymous quartet of Montreal. A Half with Tinnitus is a strange but fascinating effort full of seemingly nonsensical musical meanderings and complete player synergy. Everyone on board overflows with creativity regarding their respective instrument: saxophone, trumpet, percussion, and electronics all have a designated place and role and they play it to the perfection. A stellar album!"
~ Can This Even Be Called Music?
released June 14, 2019
Recorded in Montreal over the 7th and 8th of August, 2016
Recording by RFC
Mixing and Mastering by CX
Artwork by: Jakob Rehlinger
MB: Drums and Percussions
Many thanks to Arachnidiscs Recordings for putting this out.
Specials thanks to Pierre-Luc Simon and Technical Kidman (rip), Alexein P Oris, Chabanel, Jacob Desjardins, Vicky Mettler (Kee Avil), Zach Scholes, Mark Molnar, Alex St-Onge, Logan Mills, Paige Stewart, Andrew Furlong, Laura Swankey Karen Ng, Elisa Thorn, Sarah Albu, Louis-André Le-brun, Léa Mead, and Emilie Girard-Charest.
Shout-Outs to: Cuchabatta records, Jeunesse Cosmique, HAVN records, Astral Spirits, Tenzier, Rara Avis, atrito-afeito, Black Bough Records, Sono Sordo, Mystery and Wonder, A Giant Fern, iiii records, Mardi Spaghetti (Alex, Emilie, Susana, …) l’Atelier Universel, Atobop Studio, Feu-La Passe (La Salière, Vendencres, Jules Bernier, Manu Mineau, Gabrielle Huot-Foch, Renato Rodriguez Lefebvre, Shelby Co-hen, Myra Hogue, Camille Bernier, Bela Legri, et toutes-tous les autres), N NAO, Heart Ensemble, Darkwinds, Yves Charuest, Philippe Lauzier, Geraldine Eguiluz, Julie Richard, Tamayugé, Eschaton, Colin Fisher, Sam Shalabi, Will Guthrie, Black Givre, Aaron Lumley, Marielle Groven, Emilie Mouchous, Myriam Gendron, Matthias Soly-Letarte, Joe Morris, Sam Weinberg, and Patrick Shiroishi.
Supplementary gratitude for all our friends and families.
We would like to recognize the importance and/or quality of anyone who feels that they deserve additional acknowledgment from us.
Shimmering drones and angular melody lines dance and collapse against hazy ambiance and fractured glass surfaces; ecstatic meditations give way to deep noir melancholy and fiery avant expressionism. Arachnidiscs
"...a real feeling of exploration .... Some are busy with bells. Some are barely there...a very soft, spiritual atmosphere that should be your next soundtrack for falling asleep into lucid dreaming." Arachnidiscs