Simon Trottier from Timber Timbre recording with the Ondes Martenot in the NMC gallery. Credit: Tyler Stewart.
Timber Timbre got cozy in the mountain country of Banff and Calgary before heading to Montreal to finish completing their new album set for release April 1, 2014.
Choosing to stay the course with Simon Trottier as co-composer/co-producer is likely a wise move, as their 2011 effort Creep on Creepin’ On earned critical acclaim thanks to many JUNO award nominations, and was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.
Timber Timbre took advantage of the artist-in-residency program at NMC back in April, 2013. The band made use of the synthesizers on-hand, as well as recorded parts of compositions to some of the songs from the new album while on the premises.
Taylor Kirk playing the Arnold Dolmetsch Clavichord during a private tour of the NMC collection. Credit: Tyler Stewart.
NMC staff demonstrating the Acrylic Mellotron M400. Credit: Tyler Stewart.
NMC Electronics Technician, JL, deomonstrating the Roger Luthier Modular Moog. Credit: Tyler Stewart.
Simon Trottier trying out the Ondes Martenot. Credit: Tyler Stewart.
The artist-in-residence program allows musicians the unique experience of exploring and creating music using NMC’s vast collection of instruments and technical equipment. Other former residencies include Shout Out Out Out Out and Gotye.
A wonderful little piece of catch-up with Timber Timbre from The Banff Centre Blog can be read here.
A recently released album trailer produced by Arts & Crafts and directed by Scott Cudmore (NSFW).
Cudmore also directed other Timber Timbre videos including “Demon Host” and “We’ll Find Out” from their 2009 self-titled album.
Timber Timbre will be on tour in the new year, making three stops in Eastern Canada.
January 23 – Halifax, NS – The Marquee Club w/ BasiaBulat
January 24 – St. John's , NL – Cochrane United Church w/ Basia Bulat
February 8 – Guelph, ON – Mitchell Hall, St. George's Church w/ Tanya Tagaq
Tickets are available via Timber Timbre’s official website.
Bonus story: Moist is back! The Vancouver band will reunite to play a show at the Commodore Ballroom and is expected to produce a new album. More information here.
Blast from the past: “Breathe” from their 2000 album Mercedes 5 and Dime.
Happy holidays to you and yours! Music News Monday will pick-up again in the New Year.