Stars - Changes The album came out almost a year ago, but this just released video for changes is fantastic. Incredibly beautiful, the video so enhances the content of the song, lifting it up to entirely new levels of relation. Which of course, is exactly what great videos should do. Quite taken. Comments
Before the EP as a project came into being in a more a more tangible sense, there was other music of different kinds. As noted in a pervious entry it was things made and mostly shelved away, or that were leant to the projects of others; these things still had the name ‘A Quiet End’ attached in some fashion, albeit often vaguely, and mostly only in my mind. It had yet to come into being as an...
the other shoe
So local heroes Fucked Up have a new album coming out called David Comes to Life. I’d heard that it’s a concept album, but haven’t yet had a chance to look too far into what it’s about. I’ve always enjoyed concept albums though, Diamond Dogs is probably one of my all-time favourite records. I love the idea of threads of narrative, characters and other such ideas forming the basis of...
(all things always)
A Quiet End - (all things always) by aquietend The first of two smaller instrumentals pieces on the EP that were initially referred to only as Segue I & II — preliminary namesakes that make reference to what the original intent was behind them. At first the EP was only going to be three songs, less material meant it would take less time to make, and also that in being more concise it...
a sunday diversion
Mogwai - San Pedro from Rock Action on Vimeo. Have been enjoying this album immensely over the last while. One of their better records, but if anything, Mogwai are consistent; meticulously tight, pristine production, and always engaging musically. An incredible live act to boot. It also has one of the best titles in recent memory. Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. Well said. ...
an intimate history
Not only the last song on the EP, it was also the last one written, and its inclusion was a bit of a tack-on to what was already largely settled on. Recording was well underway, and the songs had long been decided upon, even if some of them were only in their preliminary stages; even the running order was firmly in place. Indirectly though, it felt like there was something missing. Not that I was...
CBC Radio 3
Just created a CBC Radio 3 profile. They are huge supporters of emerging music, and run a really interesting site that’s well worth checking out. Their radio streaming and user networking is a great place to discover new artists, and there’s a wealth of stuff there canadian and otherwise. The whole EP can be streamed there, and playing the songs or connecting could help in leading to...
some internet related bits and pieces
I’d meant to do this some time ago, but it seemed to make more sense to wait until now. I’m going to post a series of articles over the coming week about the songs on the EP and what it was like to make them from a variety of angles. But in the meantime… There’s not an influx of new followers, but as the site basically acts as a homepage, it seemed like a good idea to...
music out now
So the day has come and the EP is now available for download here via bandcamp. It’s 2$, but if you’d like a free digital copy, please send an email to: email@example.com You can listen to the first track ‘Birthplace St.’ below. Please feel free to pass along and share either the EP or any of the music to anyone at all who might be interested. & thanks for...
The National - Conversation 16 Comments
other backward glances
Last summer, the first A Quiet End show happened, it was a minimal and stripped down affair, hastily organized while in the midst of recording, but despite the little time to prepare, it turned out rather well. It was the saturday of the G20 weekend here in Toronto, and I remember strolling around kensington market about an hour before playing and watching the smoke rise in the distance from...
Leading up to the music being released later this week, I wanted to post some different things that have been a part of the path in getting there over the last while. This was an early consideration for artwork that was made by my friend Laura Moses. Instantly it jumped out as being something that had a lot potential and maybe would be used somewhere. Ultimately, there was something about the...
Papercranes - Blue Jean In love with this. Always...
a dusty biography
So in working on the current web overhaul, and with the release of music finally coming towards the end of this week, I’ve been taking a look at the various bits of ‘bio’ material written up over time to see if any of it is still useful. It’s an interesting process, because new, more concise info blurbs need written, but it leaves you wondering that while what’s old...