All hail New Chance! We’re always thrilled to hear new sounds from electronic adventurer Victoria Cheong, and this time we’re blessed with news of a brand new mixtape, featuring remixes, instrumental experiments and collaborations with some names familiar to the astute music fan. (Romy Lightman! Jonathan Adjemian! Evan Cartwright!)
For now, dip into the welcoming world of “Luck be a Lady,” a floating ambient warble that could be the sound of a descending, welcoming spaceship. It’s paired with a video by Zoe Solomon, a mix of footage of Cheong and translucent anime, fading in and out with the static. Otherworldy indeed!
If you’re in Toronto on Sunday (May 7), you should absolutely spend your afternoon at her tape release show, a joint venture with Doom Tickler.
Toronto electronic explorer Victoria Cheong aka New Chance is always ready to take her deconstructionist electro-pop to far out places, and her latest single is no exception. A pulsing synth, first hard-hitting, then playful, underlies the experimental “its not a problem its a situation”, a 7″ that was released at Long Winter in Toronto this past December. The track is a pretty different vibe from Ear Rationelle, her more ambient LP from last year, but it’s equally engrossing.
Ear Rationelle is out now on Healing Power Records.
Mix: Best of May 2015
1. Memorex – Taiwan Airliner (Version One)
2. Most People – Release
3. Tio – Day Fort
4. Pascale Project – Super Natural
5. Triple Gangers – Beresford Boys
6. Caveboy – In the Grottos
7. For Esmé – You
8. Brave Shores – More Like You
9. Jazz Cartier – The Valley
10. Sages – Recollection
11. Le Roi Crocodile – Montreal
12. AA Wallace – Secret Name
13. Secret Sign – O.M.S.R.
14. White Poppy – Confusion
15. New Chance – Ear Rationelle
16. Iansucks – Old People