Friday, June 9, 2017

Recording: Manticore

Artist: Manticore

Song: Universal Time

Recorded at the basement auditorium of Toronto Public Library – Parkdale Branch (SHHHH! – Year 2, Show 2), May 6, 2017.

Manticore - Universal Time

Kudos to Kyle Knapp (of the band Deliluh and the Raw Materials label/collective) for keeping going the community initiative he started a year ago, bringing strange and wonderful sounds to the library's Parkdale branch. I missed the previous evening's show up in the stacks, but made it down for this Saturday matinée, mixing up a variety of artists to entice patrons and passers-by to join the crowd in the wonderfully-retro basement auditorium. This tune is rather "pop" by Manticore's standards — a relatively concise statement of all the band's best qualities, including David Jones' shimmering guitar and some nifty vocal-loop trickery from Zoë Alexis-Abrams.

* Thanks to zoeabra for passing along the title to this one!

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