Having already released two singles in 2020, Olsen today follows with “Cloud Parade,” the first featured on Yearning Flow. The track is accompanied by a video featuring choreography from Mateo Gallindo-Torres and directed by Adrienne McLaren. It was named an Official Selection at this year’s Toronto International Short Film Festival in September.
Showcasing electric cello, in ambient, avant-garde influenced compositions, Olsen’s music transports the listener through a sound world of electronically altered and acoustic performance: what Olsen calls Post-Cello. For Yearning Flow, Olsen welcomed award winning film composer Todor Kobakov, experimental dance music artist Strange Robotix, bassist Brandon Lim (Yamataka Sonic Titan, HSY), and singer-songwriter Merival to collaborate on the project.
Michael Peter Olsen is a classically trained musician originally from British Columbia, Canada and a longtime resident of Toronto. A GRAMMY-nominated songwriter, Olsen has spent the past 25 years lending his talents to works by The Hidden Cameras, Drake, Arcade Fire, Haim, Owen Pallet, and Tiesto, while joining artists live on stage, such as Holy Fuck, Zaki Ibrahim, Great Lake Swimmers, The Constantines, Kevin Hearn, Rheostatics, The Blow, Sarah Slean and Mocky.
NEW! NAILBITER album “BRACE” out now / Oct 30 / via the HDD STORE and on all streaming platforms.
“A New Canadian Fave – Techno with a DIY punk aesthetic and occasionally jazzy noise experiments scream across this 15-track behemoth” – EXCLAIM!
NAILBITER is the synthesized alter ego of producer/studio guru and one half BELIEFS member Josh Korody. The album became an experiment wherein the composer scored a film that does not yet exist.
“experimental, post-punk/goth orchestral song feels like something straight out of a classic 1970s thriller” – BTR TODAY
Toronto songwriter, composer, producer MICHAEL PETER OLSEN released his second single of 2020, Falling Forward, today via Hand Drawn Dracula, sharing a gorgeous video from director Jessamine Fok.
Falling Forward, along with Olsen’s winter single, Mayday, hint at expectations for a full-length album in 2021. Showcasing electric cello, in ambient, avant-garde influenced compositions, the GRAMMY Nominated classically trained musician transports the listener through a sound world of electronically altered and acoustic performance. Inspired by a combination of acoustic and pure synthetic sounds, meditations on late 19th-century impressionist harmony, and film scoring, the album promises to build a bridge between new classical and pop music communities.
“Jab Molassie” is also featured on the EVER NEW charity compilation, along side other Canadian artists including Cindy Lee, Chastity, Owen Palette, LA Timpa, Tess Roby, Mac DeMarco and many more. The compilation is available for purchase here, with 100% of proceeds going to Black, Indigenous, and LGBTQ2S charities (Black Health Alliance, Indspire, and The 519).
Prince Josh’s debut album THE JOY is available now!
“Sahara merged optimistic dream pop with gritty shoegaze on debut album Pure Glass” – EXCLAIM!
For those unacquainted, NO JOY is Jasmine White-Gluz. She is a strange genius. Her new album, first in 5 years, Motherhood, is a fascinating album that is equal parts shoegaze, trip hop, trance, and nu-metal. Yes, NU-METAL. Motherhood is the culmination of years composing outside her comfort zone, and a return to DIY recording with leveled-up expertise in production.
“one of the most distinguished shoegaze acts of the last decade”… “a shoegaze album with a rare scope and an even rarer sense of fun and imagination” – 8 / PITCHFORK
“a blisteringly progressive record – one that genuinely feels years ahead of its time” – 9/10 THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“a 42-minute whirlwind of dreamy, danceable, shape-shifting art-pop that feels both chaotic and carefully controlled; staggeringly complex and laser-focused; exhausting and exhilarating” – PASTE
” White-Gluz branches out fearlessly in all directions on Motherhood … and takes No Joy’s always-restless creative spark to unimaginable new places.” – ALLMUSIC