Tag: Weird Canada
A while back, Weird Canada did a feature on Canada-based record label Electric Voice. We liked a bunch of stuff the label had put out thus far, but when we checked out their site, they mentioned something about this band Membrain a “side project of Montreal’s Grimes” (not a direct quote).
Honestly, we couldn’t find any songs on the website, thought it was a joke and moved on.
Hey guys, it turns out it’s NOT A JOKE. In the past week, Membrain has been featured on Pitchfork, Chart and a bunch of other websites. Not only that, but it’s pretty good minimal electro with Grimes providing the occasional vocal loop/melody. Are they releasing something soon? It seems like they are. Stream a bunch of tracks from their album Sit Back, Relax on their Soundcloud page.
It’s weird to think that music like this was being made in Canada in 1983. It’s even weirder that it was made in rural Alberta by one man: Tona Walt Ohama. Take a listen, and then check out a very interesting interview done with Ohama at Polyphasic Records. If anyone knows where we can get our hands on the box-set he released in 2006, please let us know!
Listen to two more amazing tracks over at Weird Canada, who turned us on to his stuff in the first place.