My concert at the Music Gallery’s X-Avant Festival was really quite fun. My set felt pretty clear-headed, and I really enjoyed hearing and meeting Shigeto, whose agile live sound manipulation was really striking and inspiring to me. The latter half of the night held at the Drake Hotel Underground was equally exciting featuring the lopsided magic of Elaquent‘s beats, a truly fun set from young Montrealer Kaytradamus/ Kaytranada and the thick humid bass of Pursuit Grooves filling the whole venue. I had never had the chance to see her live before, and it was really fantastic.
Speaking of music journalism, my very first front-cover story is about to appear on/ in Musicworks’ issue 114. It’s an article on Tim Hecker, who is known for his beautifully mysterious abstract electronica. I’m a fan of his work, and I’m really pleased with how the article came out. You can preview it here on Issu!