The fourth album by the Inuit throat singer/experimental composer and her band.
The renowned throat-singer speaks about her hopes for the resolution of this issue and the future of native people in Canada.
A review and photo gallery from the Polaris Prize-winning Inuit throat singer’s sold-out show at the Phi Centre this weekend.
Vancouver’s Gordon Grdina has long been one of Canada’s finest jazz and free improvising guitarists, but his recent projects draw from an increasingly wide palette. His Box Cutter quartet’s two Spool CDs from 2006 and 2007 display an economical compositional wit, dominated by short songs with lightning bolt melodies. His 2010 release, Barrel Fire with guest Mats Gustafson, added a skronking thunder to the storm, while the East Van Strings improvised around textures reminiscent of modern classical composers such as Webern and Bartok. Both of these featured Grdina on oud in addition to guitar, and both betrayed a strong Arabic influence, foreshadowing this most recent release.