Esmerine is an experimental instrumental group from Montreal, started by Bruce Cawdron (percussion, marimba, GY!BE, Set Fire To Flames) and Beckie Foon (cello, A Silver Mt. Zion, Set Fire To Flames).
[audio:Esmerine – A Dog River.mp3]Esmerine’s music consists mainly of percussion, cello, and marimba, lacking the guitars present in other Godspeed side-projects. Esmerine’s style shares many characteristics with minimalist classical music and chamber music. Two albums were released during first decade of 00’s.
Their music .. “is the sound of nations grinding to a halt as the dust settles from the final explosion of the final piece of nuclear ordnance. It is the sound of the meek waiting timidly in stripped shells of burning cars for the intrusions of cockroaches to abate. It is the sound of a loved one passing away, the sound of a marriage disintegrating; it is the sound of unrequited love.
Esmerine | Mados
It is the sound of losing one’s sight; the sound of morphine overdoses and pethidine dreams. Yet, despite the sadness, there is an underlying beauty at work so immense that one cannot help but be drawn in and enveloped”
Dj: Niki Matita
Friday, 07 October 2011 | 21:00 CET
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