Sunday, 23 February 2014

WHOOP-Szo's music from the Canadian Arctic

WHOOP-Szo have released their double album Qallunaat/Odemin - recorded in the Canadian Arctic.

Here at RealSoundsOK we love music made with a story, so we'll let those who made it tell it.

"It's a project that initially started while the members of WHOOP-Szo were running a screen-printing program for Inuit youth. Every record has it's own set of challenges, but this location definitely created a different set of obstacles. 

"When it’s -50 you can’t just go outside to take a break. You can’t run to the nearest music store if your patch chord stops working. Even the swapping of music files can be tedious when an internet connection barely exists. 

"The conditions created a record full of rabbit holes, blasts of noise, and weirdly infectious melodies. The record's strange origins make Qallunaat and Odemin completely unique pieces of music - an album that sounds intermittently like cabin fever."

WHOOP-Szo - who hail from Guelph, Ontario, and Salluit, Quebec - describe the sound as shoegaze plus ambient plus rock n roll all in the same song.

You can have a listen below and download the albums at thenoisymountain.bandcamp.com

For more information on the band visit facebook.com/WHOOPszo or twitter.com/WHOOPszo


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