First of all, Montreal artist Jasamine White-Gluz, aka No Joy, presents an afternoon performance to be recorded and broadcast at 9pm. Her shoegaze is influenced by the music of the ’90s, particularly trip hop, trance and even nu-metal. Curious, no? The artist will launch Motherhood on August 21, which will include collaborations with her sister Alissa (who sings in the melodic death metal band Arch Enemy) and Kittie’s guitarist Tara McLeod.
Then, to replace Pottery, who were originally scheduled, at 9:45 pm, we’ll hear Nüshu, masters of sound chaos, with Navet Confit on board (the latter recently released no less than 10 albums). The quartet Dead Dog, a refreshing industrial/electro-pop hybrid, continue the show at 10:30 pm. This musical UFO released the single “Ganchito de Papá” last June, with Spanish vocals superimposed on rather martial rhythms.
At 23:15, it’s FET.NAT’s turn. These sound explorers describe their style as a “collage of punk art, free jazz, breakbeat and theatrical poetry”. One can add electro and absurd humor to all that, it seems. The album Le Mal caught the attention of Pitchfork and was selected for the long list of the 2019 Polaris Music Prize.
A little after midnight, Montreal’s Yoo Doo Right conclude the evening with their krautrock and psychedelic shoegaze. Next fall, the band will release the intriguingly titled Don’t Think You Can Escape Your Purpose, following their 2016 EP Nobody Panicked and Everybody Got On. In addition, between shows, experimental short films are screened (including Topographe, Pure Auto, Kabane and Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen). A mental vacation guaranteed!