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ANL week 1

Art Not Love hosts The Montreal Sessions (#1)

ANL week 1

It’s time to welcome our March curators of The Montreal Sessions to the airwaves. Say hello to Art Not Love, Montreal’s relatively new non-genre-normative label, headed by artistic savants Charlie Twitch and Peggy Hogan.  This month they’ll be introducing listeners to their roster and what inspires their masochistic practices. Today, Rushing Silver will be on the phone for an interview about her music and Robby Reis, a prolific photographer, will be in studio to chat about his focus. Come for the art, stay for the love.

¡FLIST! — Fuck You Im Dead & ANL Showcase @ Brasserie Beaubien (Dec 6th)

By Nicole Ebert

Featured in M for Montreal, ¡FLIST! Played a few Fridays back in Montreal’s most notable venue dedicated strictly to the creation and diffusion of multi-sensory performances. The 360° artistic experience was in the Satosphére Dome, of the SAT, la Société des arts technologiques. 

By the 2nd beat of the 1st song, the performance was a savage assault.  Charlie Twitch moves like the music is being shook and wrung out of his whole body. Dressed to kill in a stunning golden necklace, a nearly revealing robe, barely their leggings and dashingly smart dress shoes, the knee jerk-gyrating shadow of Composer/Sound-Designer & Front-man Charlie Twitch were cast 25-feet high on the dome walls.

Newly released Fuck You Im Dead from newly created Art Not Love (ANL) is not for the faint of heart. It’s the type of music to dance too, let loose too. The album is layered with syncopated dissonances and crosses genres. Each song has lyrics that are heart-achingly honest and creepily intimate. Like looking into the window of somebody else’s bedroom, or the love letters we all write to our exes but never give. The best I can ascribe it is likened to Burns/Eno churned in a sound-blender with a dash of Birthday Party sass.

Although Fuck You Im Dead is the brain-child of Charlie Twitch, ¡FLIST! plays live with ANL co-founder Peggy Hogan on synth/keys, Nick Schofield on percussion/electric drum set and bassist Marc-Andre Roy .  The chemistry is ¡DYNAMITE!

After the show was over, I asked ‘who is Charlie Twitch’ the response Charlie gave only further blurred the distinction:

“(being..) an artist is the creation of a mythology.
     It’s a way to own everything I am doing..

Those that appreciate more experimental forms of music and performances can expect a lot more from Art Not Love in the new year. The label itself manifested out of the Montreal music community. “We’re all very critical of each other but no one will say it. The label is to push each other, and to be more open about it.” ­

The mad hatter and company can be caught tonight (Saturday, Dec 6th) at the first ANL Showcase. Performances by ¡FLIST!, SAXSYNDRUM, HUA LI & DIRTY ORGANS. Visuals all-night  by  Tyler Reekie.  Brasserie Beaubien. (73 Beaubien Est.)


New Shit Playlist 08.20.2012


NEW SHIT (music dept show) was large and in charge today, folks. Solo-hosted by moi, though I missed the Stolen Pony. So much local content y’all, have a listen to the show archive! – Noblesse Oblige

Show theme: Kzyiec > Klepana

    • Program (Silver Apples) by Hand Cream from Oh Rats EP
    • Swing by FLIST! from Original Words (Check out his show with Mozart’s Sister + UN + Hand Cream this Friday at La Tour Prisme!)
    • Black Cadillac by The Pink Noise from Gilded Flowers (Pleasance Records) Check out their show at Divan orange this Thursday, August 24th.
    • Blam’s Again by Drainolith from Fighting! (Editions Mego)
    • La Beija by Slim Twig from Sof’ Sike
    • Lindenfels by Ollie North from Lindenfels
    • New Calm Pt.2 by Ought from New Calm EP
    • Singing The Ending by Wymond Miles from Under The Pale Moon (Sacred Bones Records)
    • Old Black Sweats by Slug Guts from Playin’ In Time With the Dead Beat (Sacred Bones Records)
    • Children of the Moon feat. Tame Impala by The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends 

  • Albatross by the Lee Ranaldo Band featuring D. Mascis from A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
  • 212 by Azealia Banks from 1991
  • Single Status by Mozart’s Sister from the Dear Fear EP
  • Early Adopter by Cobra & Vulture from Vocare
  • Oblivion by Grimes from Visions
  • Lofticries by Purity Ring from Shrines
  • Donuts By The Water Before I Die by Cool World (Providence, RI)check them out at La Brique this Saturday Aug. 25th  
  • Married On a Sunday by Parlovr from Kook Soul
  • Exercise 2 (School) by CFCF from Exercises
  • Better Version of Now by Ira Lee from Growl
  • Cosmic Queries by Willis Earl Beal from Acousmatic Sorcery
  • City Limits by The Great Sabatini from Matterhorn
  • Take My Bones Away by Baroness from Yellow & Green
  • Not Through by The Puffy Areolas from 1982: Dishonorable Discharge