2017-12-01 07:34:55 UTC
Having produced and played in a Toronto psych band Gitar, Russian-born/Toronto-raised Mikhail Galkin began making home studio solo recordings a few years ago, releasing the debut LP Chagrin Seasons along the way. Clear Customs marks a departure to a heavier sound. The record is about an underlying sense of paranoia about the splintering, polarized society, which at the same time is more globalized and surveilled than ever. The title track, a summation of the record's theme, is about a seeping alienation that seems to be more pervasive in the current cultural and political climate. Feeling as though one is on the outside of history, being rewritten in real-time by strange folks with unfamiliar voices. The track is about mental illness, specifically dealing with a friend with psychosis.
GroundBurst is an instrumental rock trio whose sound strikes for the band’s kaleidoscopic approach and wide-open mindset. The band consists of Phil, Si, and Erik, respectively on guitars, bass & keys, and drums. These three talented musicians set out to create a lush, diverse and textural musical backdrop, borrowing from influences as diverse as electronic music, psychedelia, rock and even jazz with a minimalistic flair. Their recent release, “Triad” is an EP featuring 3 original compositions, as the title of the release might lead you to guess!
These Are Truly The Last Days is a musical project with a driven experimental twist. Their music blurs the lines between various genres, including ambient, electronica, glitch hop, and more. The project’s self-titled studio effort features 11 studio tracks.