The Barr Brothers
Wed, June 8, 2011
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pmLittlefield
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The Barr Brothers
Recorded in their makeshift studio in an old boiler room at the foot of Mount Royal, the ten song album The Barr Brothers recently finished, was written over the course of the brother's time in a city full of strangers, lovers, old ghosts and new friends. Along with Sarah(Lhasa DeSela/Amon Tobin), the record also features Miles Perkin(Lhasa DeSela), Elizabeth Powell (Land of Talk), Nathan Moore, Jocie Adams (The Low Anthem), Elvis Perkins and Emma Baxter. It reads like a dusty journal of a traveler at the crossroads of good and evil. Hushed Americana lonesome and future-primitive delta blues clear the path for West African polyrhythms and classical motifs. Its all tied together by the commitment to the sources of the styles and their inherent connections to each other.
Native Parisian painter/musician Baptiste Ibar's (a.k.a. Bizi Gara) second album Horsebat is a collection of songs with wandering folk beats and seductive, roots inspired rhythms. For Ibar, musical and artistic collaborations are thoroughly intertwined. Best known for the series "Disastrology Calendar" commissioned for Michel Gondry's 06 film, The Science of Sleep, starring Gael Garca Bernal and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Ibar has also worked with Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple, who started his career as a mural painter in NY. Recorded in his small Brooklyn studio, Horsebat embodies the meaning of the Basque phrase "bizi gara" which translates to "we are alive" with distinct and engaging rhythms and melodies, as well as atmospheric cadences that draw upon a number of roots and world music influences. Standout tracks include the bewitching "I Believe in Love", the expansive raga "Your Pants" complete with handclapped rhythms, and the gentle "Mamina" performed in French.