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Hiatus

Posted Dec. 12, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

The closing track on electronic musician Hiatus' latest album All the Troubled Hearts immediately catches you off guard. The gravelly voice of an older gentleman speaking Farsi, and then translating the Persian poetry he is reciting into English, is the centrepiece of “Delam”, which contains the simple attribution of "(feat. Dad)". It's an unusual turn for an album laced with delicate electronic waltzes and swirling vocals that rise and collapse into twinkling piano codas and subtle instrumentation. The first time I heard "Delam", it played on my mind for hours. The track features the line, "Life is like a tangled ball of wool, where the beginning starts with nothing and ends with nothing", delivered with a wavering but determined ...

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Big|Brave

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Posted Nov. 23, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Mathieu Ball is one of two guitarists for Montreal’s Big|Brave. The trio does not offer a bass player, however, Mat and the rest ...

Thoughts of Ionesco

Interviews Thoughts of Ionesco

Posted Oct. 22, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

In June of 2006 Seventh Rule Recordings released a collection titled, The Scar is Our Watermark. This was my introduction to Detroit’s Thoughts of ...

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Ipecac Recordings

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

When it comes to record labels, what do you think about? Corporate greed? Artist manipulation? Spoonfed demographics? You cynical fucks. Not everybody's out to fleece the masses. Sure, there's lots of independent labels out there that focus on the music, not the money, but while they might have the heart, you know what so many of them lack? The talent. Founded in 1999 by former Alternative Tentacles manager Greg Werckman and über-accomplished vocalist Mike Patton, Ipecac has become synonymous with quality through all their releases, becoming the musical equivalent to the Criterion Collection. After blessing us with brilliant ...

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Rebecca Foon (Saltland)

Interviews Rebecca Foon (Saltland)

Posted Sept. 3, 2017, 2:11 p.m.

Rebecca Foon is a prominent member of the Montreal experimental music scene. Having participated in acts like Set Fires to ...

Mick Flannery

Interviews Mick Flannery

Posted Sept. 3, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

Last Autumn a rectangular glass box appeared on one of Dublin's busiest streets. Inside, there was a bearded man ...

Jeff Rosenstock and Making Answers for Yourself

Interviews Jeff Rosenstock and Making Answers for Yourself

Posted Aug. 21, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

I’m not getting paid to write this article. This isn’t meant at as a shot at Scene Point ...

Junior Bruce

Interviews Junior Bruce

Posted Aug. 21, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

Junior Bruce thrives on thick riffs: Deep riffs, memorable melodies, and grooves that bang our heads and pump our fists ...

Dodecahedron

Interviews Dodecahedron

Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

After a five year wait, avantgarde black metal outfit Dodecahedron unleashed upon the world their sophomore record, Kwintessens. Catching up ...

Full of Hell

Interviews Full of Hell

Posted July 21, 2017, 8:27 a.m.

Full Of Hell are an active and adventurous band. Scene Point Blank caught up with the group on the heels ...

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