What’s this, we’re writing about the new Timber Timbre record? Taylor Kirk has long had a penchant for the occasional synth and the world of Timber Timbre has always been a dark, slightly disturbing one, so perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised by sixth album Sincerely, Future Pollution.
Marking his first full-on foray into synth music, it’s still somehow consistent with all the spooky folk/rock records that preceded it, with vocoders and drum machines sounding entirely natural to his aesthetic and in no way gimmicky or showy. An ominous, slightly-apocalyptic record that’s full of meticulously composed details to discover, Sincerely, Future Pollution sees one of Canada’s best at the top of his game. And we hope that this first journey into synthesized realms is only the first of many.
Sincerely, Future Pollution is available now from Arts & Crafts/Bandcamp.
Mix: Silent Shout Best of October 2014
1. Majical Cloudz – Your Eyes
2. Swim Good & RLMDL – Saturday
3. VOTIIV – Stay Away
4. ¡FLIST! – Big Black Coffin (Screaming Lord Sutch cover)
5. Johnny Couteau – À La Jeune Fille aux Longs Cheveux Noirs
6. Galaxius Mons – Controller Down (feat. Jef Barbara)
7. James Irwin – Face Value
8. Timber Timbre – Curtains!? (Doomsquad Remix feat. Simone Schmidt)
9. Bazarian – Castle on a Cloud
10. YlangYlang – Tiny Balconies
11. Moon Maker – Off the Moon
12. Antoine93 – The Physical Aspect of Love
13. Xarah Dion – L’Asphalte Chaude
14. Jamaican Queens – Bored and Lazy
15. Motëm – Truth be Knownst
16. Boyhood – Make Up
17. Ginla – Things You Have
18. Los Echo – Bold Fire
“Curtains?!” is unquestionably one of the best singles of the year, a standout from Timber Timbre’s masterful Hot Dreams
. But of course, as an electronic blog, part of us always wonders: “What if there was just more synth in there?” Well today we get a hypnotic, grooving, epic journey of a remix from Toronto’s psychedelic electronic superstars Doomsquad
, featuring a guest vocal from Simone Schmidt (of Fiver, One Hundred Dollars). In your face and unrelentless, it’s a deep and bassy track that is darker and more urgent than their amazing February debut Kalaboogie
. Such a good combination! One of the best remixes of the year.