Sat 24 September 2022
Safe Sounds Presents: Geary Art Crawl Festival 2022
HOLD THE PHONE.
Safe Sounds are blessed to be bringing you a very special afternoon of music as part of Geary Art Crawl 2022!
Yes, following the success of its debut year, Toronto's Geary Art Crawl is returning bigger and better with a two day extravaganza starting on Saturday September 24th. It's going to be unmissable.
Our schedule runs on Saturday from 5pm till 8pm with performances from Provincial Parcs, Theo Vandenhoff and Secret Sign. It's an electronic blend of pure bliss from start to finish, and it's completely free.
As part of the event, we're collaborating with OKpeople to adapt an open warehouse/studio space into a music art extravaganza. There are going to be art installations for your viewing pleasure between the music, and after, you'll be able to keep the party going with DJs till late.
So what are you waiting for?! Set a reminder in your diary and mark your attendance via the Facebook event page.
More info coming soon about our amazing acts, but click the links below if you can't wait.
Jun 08, 2022
Bill Cutbill AMAZONAS LPs Ready To Ship
We'd just like to take a moment to thank everyone who made it out to the AMAZONAS LP release party at The Cameron House last week. Wow. It was a really special night of celebration, made possible by all the people involved including those who attended.
Our very own Provincial Parcs brought the stage to life with his incredible analogue visuals. If you've not checked it out already, listen to his debut jazz album, Scenic Equilibrium which we released last year!
Shout out to Idious Carrie, whose beautiful haunting melodies spun us right round. You can check out the most recent single here. Kiss Kali Die Die's solo performance also sent shockwaves through the atmosphere - how incredible to see such incredible performers lay it all on the line in such an intimate space.
Finally, Bill Cutbill and the Schmoozy Lighters brought the Amazon rainforest to Toronto for an hour or so, and from the feedback we've had people came away feeling something profound ~ "rise, shine, look around!"
And with that, AMAZONAS is now available on vinyl. Thanks to everyone who grabbed a record. If you didn't no fret, you can order it direct with us by messaging on Instagram @safesoundscollective for free delivery in Toronto or via bandcamp for international and Canada-wide postage. We also have a limited number of copies shipping from the UK (£20 all in), so again, get in touch with us or Bill directly to secure your copy.
This is the first ever commercial vinyl release on Safe Sounds! Don't worry, it just marks the beginning and we've got some very exciting release announcements to make in the next few weeks.
Mar 31, 2022
Psychedelic Baby Chat Scenic Equilibrium with Provincial Parcs
Provincial Parcs, AKA multi-disciplined musician and visual artist Rob Nicholls, sat down with Klemen Breznikar of Psychedelic Baby Magazine to discuss the debut album, Scenic Equilibrium.
It's a really interesting insight into the artistic process ~
"I’m a working visual artist as well as a musician and I spend the majority of my time painting in my studio. Some days I just bounce back and forth between painting and composing, both practices can inform one another, like the colour palette of a painting and its overall mood can inspire a noisy, windy sounding synth pad. It’s a pleasant exchange."
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.
Oct 25, 2021
Scenic Equilibrium Audiovisual Release Screening
Provincial Parcs is a jazz, avant-garde Jazz and electronic musical and visual project by Rob Nicholls.
The debut album Scenic Equilibrium is a psychedelic audio/visual voyage through the natural botanical world.
To celebrate the release, we're holding a VHS screening at Farside Bar in Toronto from 6.30pm on Sunday November 7th; it's a gem of an establishment that pays homage to the VHS video format with a rental-shop to boot!
Original Riso-graph prints and a limited run of VHS cassettes will be available.