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Late show:: Jordan Klassen, BOREAL SONS , BEHIND SAPPHIRE

Wed. May 4th 2011 8:30 Railway Club (No Minors) 8:30
$8 at the door only.
Late show:

This is music built out of pure imagination; with twinkles of xylophone keys and the snapping of fingers to pronounce a beat; with playful whistles that bridge a melody and bashfully plucked strings, Jordan Klassen knows how to craft exquisitely eccentric music. Violins are rolling awake while drowsy piano notes are sustained over the hollow echoes of wine glass sighs. Backup vocals are called out from afar, delicately finger-picked guitars cultivate melodies, feet lash out in earthy thumps. All topped off with the true allure of this artist: his ethereal voice. Each song is a novel, thoughtfully changing directions in tone and in mood by the addition and subtraction of instruments. While many musicians can be dependent on a multitude of instruments to keep a song full, Klassen's tasteful placement of his musical additions never dominate, but are sparks added to brighten each song. It is a perfect balance, complementary to his hushed voice and wispy guitar.
Boreal Sons is the collaboration of four close friends who began their musical experiment 3 years ago in the warm comfort of a living room. In their more creative moments, they stitch together unique individual styles to form a unified patchwork. The music itself incorporates rich, soothing bass tones complemented by complex rhythms, catchy guitar lines, and swelling piano arrangements. When fused together, these instruments create bedrock for soaring melodies and chilling vocal harmonies. In addition, this sweeping musical groundwork fully augments the band’s plot-based lyrical structure.
Chock full of folk instrumentations and soul-moving vocal melodies, the album is a painting of experiences, faith, and nature...It is without a doubt that the band has what it takes to make the grade and truly make an impression within the Canadian music scene. They are a new generation of young artists who have a clear vision of who they are and what they want to do.


It is fitting that just seconds into Behind Sapphire’s eponymous record, guitarist Matthew Mazankowski utters that most sacred of musical tropes: “I’m free to make my noise,” he sings in the harmonized verse that leads off the album’s rootsy opening track, “The Call of the Wild.” As is the case with just about anyone that has employed... more info
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