Esmerine was co-founded in early 2000s by percussionist Bruce Cawdron (Godpseed You! Black Emperor) and cellist Rebecca Foon (Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Saltland) soon after the two met while recording the first Set Fire To Flames record Signs Reign Rebuilder (2001) at the old brothel at 10 rue Ontario Est in Montreal. Esmerine released two critically-acclaimed albums of modern chamber music in the first half of that decade: If Only a Sweet Surrender to the Nights to Come Be True (2003) and Aurora (2005). These albums have have one foot in the new music/experimental terrain of contemporaries like Rachel's or Town And Country and the other in a more visceral and lyrical landscape populated by the likes of Dirty Three (and GY!BE themselves).
Community radio station CKLN is holding a party and sale of its vinyl library on Saturday August 27. Toronto's first campus-community radio station is moving from Ryerson University and must sell its collection for space reasons.
Thousands of hip hop, house, funk and indie rock and punk vinyl records, music books and other collectibles accumulated over three decades will be on sale along with CKLN swag.
Deejays will be on hand throughout the event spinning everything from boogie funk to hip hop. You can listen live via http://ckln.fm.
For those interested in early entrance, doors open for a special preview from 9-11:00 am for a $10 cover. General Admission is $5 after 11:00 am.
Library Voices is an eight piece pop collective from Regina, Saskatchewan. Blending tremolo soaked guitars with analog synths, vintage organs, circuit bent electronics, accordion, saxophone, strings, theremin, Tenori-on, and glockenspiel, their songs play out like an AM radio jingle; mixing the best of the 60's, 70's, 80's, and today.
To learn more about the band and their new album Denim on Denim, check out libraryvoices.ca.