NEW! VALLENS announce their second full length album IN ERA, alongside a haunting Allison Johnston-directed music video for “If I Don’t.” IN ERA is out March 19th, 2021 on limited edition SILVER VINYL via Hand Drawn Dracula Records. PRE-SAVE HERE / PRE-ORDER HERE
“If I had to pick one song to show to someone and say ‘This is how we sound now,’ I think that encapsulates it best.” – Robyn Phillips
MICHAEL PETER OLSEN released “7 Days” today, exclusively via Bandcamp, off his upcoming debut album, Yearning Flow, out this Friday January 15 via Hand Drawn Dracula. Additionally, Olsen announced a livestream performance the evening of the 15th at 8pm EST via YouTube Live, featuring an opening set by Zoon. Yearning Flow STREAM // ORDER VINYL
“‘7 Days’ is a piece for Modular Synth and Electric Cello featuring Film and Television composer Todor Kobakov. An expansive exploration of sonic landscape and mood, ‘7 Days’ evokes contemporary electronic composition of the 1960s and 70s.” – Michael Peter Olsen
About The Video: Praises “Hunter” : The whole cancer journey in video.
“This is the scan set from the discovery of cancer to the eradication of cancer. Jesse Crowe had access to all of their CT and MRI scans, and reached out to see if I might be able to animate them together into a full length video. It was such a neat idea, I couldn’t resist seeing what sort of twisted imagery would come out of editing them together. The scans are very alive on their own, but when you put them to music they come to life in a much different way; it becomes like a dance, as if Jesse’s body is naturally reacting to the music without actually hearing it. It’s their core, and the result is hypnotic and jarring, a reminder of how alive we really are.” – Jordan Allen (director)
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!