The Toronto music scene alone is filled with enough eclectic styles that'd make most countries envious. Pop, folk, hardcore punk, alternative, metal, and just about every single genre has been mastered by Canada's most creative hub. It's also where some of the most unique sounds are often birthed, as evident by the emergence of Buildings and Food.
A new project by indie artist Jen K. Wilson, Buildings and Food take various cues from the likes of Amanda Palmer, Cibo Matto, and the bible of Brian Eno to conjure up pop melodies with the most interesting of backing tracks. Their debut album Quick Beat Save was just unleashed a few days ago, showcasing the power of minimality via chiptune-like beats and digitized atmospheric harmonies. To celebrate the launch of Quick Beat Save, Buildings and Food have come forth to deliver a very mellow and visual-inspired playlist for this week's Shameless Tuesdays!
Here's what Wilson has to say about this week's selections:
Thanks very much to Boston Bastard Brigade for inviting me to curate a playlist! I've put together this short collection of some of my favourite ambient/instrumental tracks. A mix of contemplative, uplifting yet slightly melancholy tunes, I enjoy listening to these pieces over and over again. As I am also a visual artist, I love to work while listening to music and it's often instrumental music I gravitate towards, as it seems to translate and transfer itself to the page/canvas while I'm working. The tracks I've chosen here in particular seem to fit with the season and I am happy to include a couple of fave recordings by fellow Canadians A.C. Newman and Ummagma.
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