With a namesake loving taken from a Soft Boys song, you best believe you are dealing with a very unique group of individuals.
Comprised of former Haunter members and one Cannon Bros., Human Music deconstructs the legacy of The Velvet Underground. Using antiquated recording technologies that result in what often sounds like what would have happened to Television or The Feelies in the hands of Rick White circa 1992.
The warble & hiss encased in the digital package are most intentional and are even highlighted on the Dub Ditch Picnic released cassette version of the album.
Itʼs often hard to label any of your releases as your favorite, but this pop gem hits us where we live and hangs long.
This could be one of the best Canadian indie releases of the year.
On CD through Sundowning Sound Recordings and Cassette through Dub Ditch Picnic.
On Tour this Summer!!!!
July 15th, The Burdock, Toronto, ON. *
July 16th, This Ain't Hollywood, Hamilton, ON.*
July 17th, River & Sky Festival, Sudbury(ish), ON.*
July 18th, Left Wing Tatoo, Chatham, ON.*
July 19th, The Phog Lounge, Windsor, ON.*
July 21st, Out Of Sound Haus, London, ON.*
July 22st, The Ebar, Guelph, ON.*
July 23rd, Detour Music Hall, Saint Ctherines, ON.*
July 25th, TBA , Ottawa,ON.*
August 1st, Sappyfest, Sackville NB
August 6th Menz and Mollys, Halifax
August 8th Drones Club, Montreal
*with Shotgun Jimmie Band and Adrian Teacher and the Subs.
Having been a big collector of anything I can find on the wonderful Constellation Tatsu label the artwork alone of this release caught my attention. The cover art reminded me of those sci-fi paperback novels from the 1960's and 1970's that would flood my local 2nd hand book shops growing up that would take me to other worlds. Right from the first listen I was reminded of the mid 70's Virgin Years era Tangerine Dream, Klause Schulze, Jean Michel-Jarre, and Ashra. This is a special release and should be put out on vinyl or CD someday but in the meantime cassette or digital download is the only way to go which is fine with me as I still have several tape players lying around.
This cassette opened up many other doors for me as I started buying other cassettes, vinyl LPs, and CDs by Majeure and lead me to discover Zombi (2) whom he is 1/2 half of (the other member is Steve Moore). I've even picked up a few releases by Steve Moore and I love it all so as you can see this one cassette was a monster of a release for me. Pick up a copy if you are able locate one as this cassette is long out of print with only small amount pressed. You can thank for me later. I like all the tracks equally on this release. Normally on my reviews I will break down favorite tracks but this is a stunner from start to finish.