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Songs The Night Before

by Black Seas Ensemble

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Black Seas / Ensemble is a reconfigurable group of musicians coming together for specific recording projects and performances associated with the multimedia project, Black Seas, by Steve Bates. The project is influenced by historical and contemporary experiences of auditory hallucination. Here the ensemble features Robin Wattie and Mathieu Ball from Big | Brave.

Thank you:
Timothy Herzog, France Choinière, Jace Lacek, jake moore, Oswaldo Toledano, Virginia Woolf.


released May 1, 2020

Robin Wattie: electric guitar, voice
Mathieu Ball: drums, electric guitar
Steve Bates: electric guitar, synth

Three variations on a theme.

Recorded and mixed by Timothy Herzog
Additional recording and mixing on Shostakovich and Vapours by Steve Bates
Breakglass (Montréal) and Reflected Light Studios (Saskatoon), 2019-2020

Lyrics for Songs the night before adapted from a passage in Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out.

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The Dim Coast Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

the dim coast is a space dedicated to experiments and actions with/in sound. It borrows its name from a line in Dante’s Inferno and relies on a loose collection of individuals, who may also come together on collaborative projects, for its content. We will occasionally release music on CD, vinyl, download, or other formats depending on our desires. We will organize events as we see fit. ... more

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