Monthly Archives: June 2019

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: JUNE 19, 2019

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CKUT TOP 30 FOR JUNE 18, 2019

1. lungbutter – honey – constellation CC*
2. jamila woods – legacy! legacy – secretly
3. saxsyndrum – second nature – so sorry CC*
4. ahmed mukhtar – visions of iraq – arc music
5. dominique-fils aimé – stay tuned -ensoul CC*
6. art ensemble of chicago – we are on the edge – pi
7. turning jewels into water – map of absences  – fpe
8. weyes blood – titanic rising – sub pop
9. xeno and oaklander – hypnos – dais
10. cvn – i.c. – orange milk
11. nomadic massive – times – self CC*
12. red mass – kilrush drive – no coast CC*
13.mavis staples – we get by – anti
14. viola ferrando – kamouraska – self CC*
15. ratchet orchestra – coco swirl – ambiance magnétiques CC*
16. masaki batoh – nowhere – drag city
17. clay rendering – california black vows – hospital
18. denzel curry – zuu – loma vista
19. flying lotus – flamagra – warp
20. suzanne cianni – flowers of evil – finders keepers
21. tiger village – modern drummer – hausu mountain
22. naw – staring at the sun from the spirit pit – paper+sound CC
23. k a r y y n – the quanta series – mute
24. anabasine and holobody – a year of resolving backgrounds – self CC*
25. neckbeard deathcamp – so much for the tolerant left – prosthetic
26. cold showers  – motionless – dias
27. little simz – grey area – awal
28. chillah rose – rose above it all – blvk rose music
29. ciel – why me? – ghostly CC
30. ruben blade – paraiso road gang – rb records corperation

ckut rpm – june 11, 2019

1. paraphonique – propos et confidences – jeunesse cosmique CC
2. paula temple – edge of everything – noise manifesto
3. various – bandcloud presents missives – bandcloud
4. mukqs – mem aleph – jacktone
5. sissel wincent – assorted lights – rösten
6. nikki nair – exit strategy – scuffed
7. fischerle & persuasion – winter studies – idioms
8. skrs – paradise magic traxx – ancient monarchy CC
9. france jobin – solitude – silent records CC
10. ciel – why me? – ghostly CC

ckut jazz – june 18,  2019

1.art ensemble of chicago – we are on the edge – pi recordings
2.anna webber – clockwise – pi recordings CC
3.rené lussier – quintette – circum disk CC
4.matt mitchell – phalanx ambassadors – pi recordings
5.ratchet orchestra – coco swirl – ambiances magnétiques CC
6.marc dresser seven – ain’t nothing but a cyber coup & you – clean feed
7.satoko fujii – stone – libra
8.jean derome – somebody special: 9 chansons de steve lacy – ambiances magnétiques CC
9.james brandon lewis – an unruly manifesto – relative pitch
10. total improvisation troop – karma moxie – atrito-afeito CC

ckut global – june 11, 2019

1.abdesselam damoussi and nour eddine — arc
2.beres hammond – never ending – vp
3.okan – laberinto – lula world records CC
4.dur dur – volume 1 & volume 2 – analog africa
5.jupiter and okwess kin sonic – everloving
6.various – chevron vol 2: french boogie 1979- 1982 – born bad
7. bassekou kouyate  & ngoni ba – miri – our here
8.michalis terzis and vasilis skoulas – a tribute to greece – arc music

9.chancha via circuito – bienaventuranza – wonderwheel recordings
10.ivan “mamao” conti – poison fruit – far out

ckut beatbox – june 18, 2019

1.snotty nose rez kids- trapline – minay CC
2.haviah mighty – 13th floor – self CC
3.dead obies – dead – bonsound CC

4.moves – hiss 3: hysterectomy – hand’solo CC
5.chillah rose – rose above it all – blvk rose music
6.denzel curry – zuu – loma vista
7.godfather beats – tape 1 – godfather productions
8. mathermatik  ReAL/iS-HiM – urbnet CC
9.uncle meg – butterfly – self
10 little sims – grey area – awal

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: JUNE 11, 2019

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CKUT TOP 30 FOR June 11, 2019

1.lungbutter – honey – constellation CC***
2. jamila woods – legacy! legacy – secretly
3. saxsyndrum – second nature – so sorry CC*
4.ahmed mukhtar – visions of iraq – arc music
5. tamayugé – baba yaga – akuphone CC*
6. art ensemble of chicago – we are on the edge – pi
7. turning jewels into water – map of absences  – fpe
8. weyes blood – titanic rising – sub pop
9. xeno and oaklander – hypnos – dais
10. charlotte cornfield – the shape of your name  – next door  CC*
11. viands – seven thousand year plan – two rooms
12. red mass – kilrush drive – no coast CC*
13.mavis staples – we get by – anti
14. crabe – notre dame de la vie interieure – pantoume CC*
15. ratchet orchestra – coco swirl – ambiance magnétiques CC*
16. masaki batoh – nowhere – drag city
17. clay rendering – california black vows – hospital
18. denzel curry – zuu – loma vista
19. flying lotus – flamagra – warp
20. suzanne cianni – flowers of evil – finders keepers
21. tiger village – modern drummer – hausu mountain
22. naw – staring at the sun from the spirit pit – paper+sound CC
23. k a r y y n – the quanta series – mute
24. anabasine and holobody – a year of resolving backgrounds – self CC*
25. neckbeard deathcamp – so much for the tolerant left – prosthetic
26. cold showers  – motionless – dias
27. little simz – grey area – awal
28. chillah rose – rose above it all – blvk rose music
29. ciel – why me? – ghostly CC
30. ruben blade – paraiso road gang – rb records corperation

ckut rpm – june 11, 2019

1. paraphonique – propos et confidences – jeunesse cosmique CC
2. paula temple – edge of everything – noise manifesto
3. various – bandcloud presents missives – bandcloud
4. mukqs – mem aleph – jacktone
5. sissel wincent – assorted lights – rösten
6. nikki nair – exit strategy – scuffed
7. fischerle & persuasion – winter studies – idioms
8. skrs – paradise magic traxx – ancient monarchy CC
9. france jobin – solitude – silent records CC
10. ciel – why me? – ghostly CC

ckut jazz – june 11,  2019

1. art ensemble of chicago – we are on the edge – pi recordings
2. anna webber – clockwise – pi recordings CC
3. mark dresser seven – ain’t nothing but a cyber coup & you – clean feed
4. ratchet orchestra – coco swirl – ambiances magnétiques CC
5. james brandon lewis – an unruly manifesto – relative pitch
6. satoko fujii – stone – libra
7. total improvisation troop – karma moxie – atrito-afeito CC
8. whim ensemble – pre-fall – ambiances magnétiques CC
9. jean derome – somebody special: 9 chansons de steve lacy – ambiances magnétiques CC
10. william hooker – cycle of restoration – fpe

ckut global – june 11, 2019

1.abdesselam damoussi and nour eddine — arc
2.beres hammond – never ending – vp
3.okan – laberinto – lula world records CC
4.dur dur – volume 1 & volume 2 – analog africa
5.jupiter and okwess kin sonic – everloving
6.various – chevron vol 2: french boogie 1979- 1982 – born bad
7. bassekou kouyate  & ngoni ba – miri – our here
8.michalis terzis and vasilis skoulas – a tribute to greece – arc music
9.chancha via circuito – bienaventuranza – wonderwheel recordings
10.ivan “mamao” conti – poison fruit – far out

ckut beatbox – june 11, 2019

1.snotty nose rez kids- trapline – minay CC
2.haviah mighty – 13th floor – self CC
3.dead obies – dead – bonsound CC
4.moves – hiss 3: hysterectomy – hand’solo CC
5.chillah rose – rose above it all – blvk rose music
6.denzel curry – zuu – loma vista
7.godfather beats – tape 1 – godfather productions
8. mathermatik  ReAL/iS-HiM – urbnet CC
9.uncle meg – butterfly – self
10 little sims – grey area – awal

CC indicates Canadian Content
*Indicates Montreal band
***indicates CKUT legend status somehow involved.

Album Review: Lungbutter – Honey

There has been, for many years, a dichotomous debate in regards to consuming music: is it better recorded or live? I can’t think of anything more disappointing than seeing your favourite band play live for the first time only to have the music be void of the personality which initially attracted you to it.

On the other hand, it is equally disappointing to discover a new band live, be enticed into
listening to their latest EP, only to find that the energy and vigour which you loved so much
during their set to be confined to that set alone. “When will this musical catfishing end?” You
wonder. Luckily for you (and me, and everyone), Montreal based trio Lungbutter provides the
best of both worlds.

 
The group formed back in 2013, the band is made up of vocalist Ky Brooks, guitarist Kaity Zozula, and former CKUT music director Joni Sadler  rockin’ it on drums.

Despite this minimalist set up the band possesses energy which compresses more power than even a  five or six piece band. The noise-rock trio has opened for bands like Psychic TV, Perfect Pussy, and Yamantaka//Sonic Titan and has also played the OBEY Convention in Halifax, and POP Montreal and Suoni Per II Popolo here in Montreal.

 

Their debut album Honey was released on May 31st, 2019 on Constellation Records,
and will surely cement the trio’s place as one of this city’s most iconic bands.
The album opens with the title song “Honey” and features Zozula’s classic guitar style: heavy
distortion, impressively obtrusive and yet strictly melodic. These opening 50 seconds invoked in
me an excitement for this album the same way I would be for a live show. The spoken quality of
Brook’s voice fuels the energy of the album. Combining this chanted style with frequently
repeated lyrics creates an atmosphere that is incredibly catchy and high powered, making
Honey” the perfect opening song for a Lungbutter album.

Over the course of 34 minutes, 11 songs perfectly fall into each other. Their relatively short
length (the longest one being the closer, “Veneer”, at five minutes and 29 seconds) makes it easy to absorb the album in one sitting, and I would go as far as saying that this is essential for first time listeners of both the band in general and the album specifically. While all these songs are strong in their own right, I want to highlight a few of my personal favourites.
Flat White” is the fourth song and one of two singles on the album. Matching the rhythmic,
chanting style of “Honey” “Flat White” captures the visceral, raw emotion of this album better
than any of the other tracks.

 
Intrinsic” is the seventh song and the second single on the Honey. The song encapsulating a
similar sound to Pixie’s Surfer Rosa album, featuring a slow and heavily rhythmic intro which
erupts at around three minutes in. The context of the rhetorical questioning of the lyrics shifts
drastically with the tempo change, giving the repeated intro lyrics “having a future/it makes a
difference” a heightened sense of urgency.

 
Finally, the holder of my favourite title on Honey goes to “Depanneur Sun”. The lyrics “I love myself through books, pottery and so on/yet I will never finish my book” spoken with Brook’s tone and infuused with Zozula and Sadler’s instrumentation lend a sense of angry and stubborn self-love.
Due to its largely instrumental nature, “Veneer” serves as the perfect epilogue to the high
intensity of the preceding 10 songs. It gives the listener room to reflect the lyrics they’ve heard and leaves them with a sense of closure. The entire album weaves together with perfect
precision: every song is exactly where its supposed to be, and every note is exactly where it
should be. The ability for an album to sound so hectic and so controlled at the same time is
nothing short of masterful.

 

I highly recommend Honey a listen and also check out Lungbutter at
Suoni Per II Popolo this summer on June 15th.

~Review By Madison Palmer, student programmer and blog writer

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: JUNE 4, 2019

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CKUT TOP 30 FOR June 4, 2019

1.art ensemble of chicago – we are on the edge – pi
2. jamila woods – legacy! legacy – secretly
3. saxsyndrum – second nature – so sorry CC*
4. orvil peck – pony – royal mountain CC
5.  tamayugé – baba yaga – akuphone CC*
6. joni void – miss en abyme – constellation CC*
7. turning jewels into water – map of absences  – fpe
8.weyes blood – titanic rising – sub pop
9. xeno and oaklander – hypnos – dais
10. charlotte cornfield – the shape of your name  – next door  CC*
11. viands – seven thousand year plan – two rooms
12. red mass – kilrush drive – no coast CC*
13.mavis staples – we get by – anti
14. crabe – notre dame de la vie interieure – pantoume CC*
15. ratchet orchestra – coco swirl – ambiance magnétiques CC*
16. masaki batoh – nowhere – drag city
17. clay rendering – california black vows – hospital
18. hubert gallant – mes amis sont mes idoles – club chase et peche CC
19. ahmed mukhtar – visions of iraq – arc music
20. suzanne cianni – flowers of evil – finders keepers
21. tiger village – modern drummer – hausu mountain
22. naw – staring at the sun from the spirit pit – paper+sound CC
23. k a r y y n – the quanta series – mute
24. anabasine and holobody – a year of resolving backgrounds – self CC*
25. neckbeard deathcamp – so much for the tolerant left – prosthetic
26. cold showers  – motionless – dias
27. little simz – grey area – awal
28. chillah rose – rose above it all – blvk rose music
29. shana cleveland – night of the worm moon – hardly art
30. martin tétreault – plus de snipettes – ambience magnétiques CC*

ckut rpm – june 4, 2019

1. paraphonique – propos et confidences – jeunesse cosmique CC
2. paula temple – edge of everything – noise manifesto
3. various – bandcloud presents missives – bandcloud
4. Mukqs – mem aleph – jacktone
5. sissel wincent – assorted lights – rösten
6. nikki nair – exit strategy – scuffed
7. fischerle & persuasion – winter studies – idioms
8. skrs – paradise magic traxx – ancient monarchy CC
9. france jobin – solitude – silent records CC
10. ciel – why me? – ghostly CC

ckut jazz – june 4,  2019

1. art ensemble of chicago – we are on the edge – pi recordings
2. anna webber – clockwise – pi recordings CC
3. mark dresser seven – ain’t nothing but a cyber coup & you – clean feed
4. ratchet orchestra – coco swirl – ambiances magnétiques CC
5. james brandon lewis – an unruly manifesto – relative pitch
6. satoko fujii – stone – libra
7. total improvisation troop – karma moxie – atrito-afeito CC
8. whim ensemble – pre-fall – ambiances magnétiques CC
9. jean derome – somebody special: 9 chansons de steve lacy – ambiances magnétiques CC
10. william hooker – cycle of restoration – fpe

ckut beatbox – june 4, 2019

1.snotty nose rez kids- trapline – minay CC
2.haviah mighty – 13th floor – self CC
3.dead obies – dead – bonsound CC
4.moves – hiss 3: hysterectomy – hand’solo CC
5.chillah rose – rose above it all – blvk rose music
6.denzel curry – zuu – loma vista
7.godfather beats – tape 1 – godfather productions
8. mathermatik  ReAL/iS-HiM – urbnet CC
9.uncle meg – butterfly – self
10 little sims – grey area – awal

ckut global – march 26, 2019

1.abdesselam damoussi and nour eddine — arc
2.beres hammond – never ending – vp
3.okan – laberinto – lula world records CC
4.dur dur – volume 1 & volume 2 – analog africa
5.jupiter and okwess kin sonic – everloving
6.various – chevron vol 2: french boogie 1979- 1982 – born bad
7. bassekou kouyate  & ngoni ba – miri – our here
8.michalis terzis and vasilis skoulas – a tribute to greece – arc music
9.chancha via circuito – bienaventuranza – wonderwheel recordings
10.ivan “mamao” conti – poison fruit – far out