Mar 18, 2022
New Era: Everything Has Changed
Today is the day that World News unleash their sophomore EP, ‘New Era’ [SS116] upon the planet. New Era is four tracks of pure electronic bedlam.
In a carefully crafted press statement, Bill Cutbill had this to say ~
“After we play live, people often ask me how on earth we make this type of music. We’ve always focussed on being able to perform what we make live in the room - we effectively control the machines… we’re shaping and moving them but they are playing themselves on the whole.
“These four tracks are everything new we created in 2019. It’s a painstaking process learning to work with the machines in a way where you can bring them to life, sculpt the songs, but also to give them room to breath without it feeling like one big boring memory test. If you let it get to that point you might as well have a DJ play the music... we allow the songs take life in a different way each time we perform them, which is great but it takes a long time to get there!
“When we came to release our debut EP, 'The Chosen' in April 2020, everything got scuppered. These things happen, and luckily just a month or two before we had headed to The Oscillitarium to lay down our new work with Tobin Hopwood whilst it was fresh. Thank the lord we did.
“Since then we’ve taken our time to craft this in a way that feels meaningful and fully realised. Myself and Tye have been a big fan of Josh Korody’s work, so it was brilliant to have him mix New Era and really give it some oomph. Asher Gould-Murtagh mastered the tracks. We really hope you enjoy them!"
Jan 28, 2022
SS115 Remix Single Arrives Worldwide
Tyler Cooksley – Moog Lil Phatty, Dave Smith Tempest, Dave Smith Prophet 8
Bill Cutbill – Vocals, Moog Sub 37, SP404, Korg Electribe ERmkII, Roland Tape Echo
Recorded at The Oscillitarium, Scarborough
Engineered by Tobin Hawkwind
Mixed by Josh Korody at Candle Recording Studios, Toronto
Mastered by Asher Gould-Murtagh, Montreal
Nov 07, 2021
Electronic Avant-Garde Jazz from Provincial Parcs
Welcome Provincial Parcs to the Safe Sounds family with the release of Scenic Equilibrium, available worldwide today on all streaming services!
Scenic Equilibrium is a four-part psychedelic jazz opera about nature, consisting of Rhodes piano compositions, world percussion and analog synthesizers. The album takes the audience on an interactive journey through the seasons with an equal emphasis on sound and visual.
Come join us at Farside Toronto today for a screening of the album. Limited edition VHS and risograph prints will be available at the event.
Sunday Nov 7th from 6.30pm-8.30pm ~ Farside, 600 Gerrard St E
Congratulations to Provincial Parcs for creating such a beautiful work of art, and a shout out to Sandro Perri for mastering the record.
More on it's way for this release soon, so watch this space.
Aug 28, 2021
Listen Now ~ Juice Opinion / Fake News
You won't regret it, we promise.
Tell your friends.
Aug 03, 2021
Sonja and Friends Mix by DJ Cutbill
DJ Cutbill has a new mix out today via the Sonja and Friends series. Bill was set the challenge to work around soundscapes, so this is a (mostly) tranquil mix combining the sounds he recorded in the Amazon rainforest with a downbeat vinyl set.
A few shoutouts to Canadian faves BADBADNOTGOOD and Paul Jacobs who appear on this mix, but don't let these names fool you as there is still very much an electronic edge overall.
Bill's Amazonas Sound Library, if you didn't already know, is a free resource for filmmakers, musicians and creatives. You can listen to the raw files and download them here.
Check out the full Sonja and Friends series now.