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Event Archive - Compassion Gorilla (CD Release w/), MNGWA

Fri. September 29th 2017 Backstage Lounge (No Minors)
9:30pm doors at 8:00pm
$12 at the door only.
Join Compassion Gorilla at the Backstage Lounge for their
Vancouver CD RELEASE SHOW
with MNGWA

Friday Sept 29th
Doors at 8:00
Music at 9:30
Tickets $12 at the door

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COMPASSION GORILLA (www.compassiongorilla.com)
New Release: COALESCE
Preview the new album HERE! https://compassiongorilla.bandcamp.com/

With their third studio album, Coalesce, Compassion Gorilla offers up a unique interpretation of diverse and worldly musical styles, weaving together earthy and folkloric sounds with sophisticated and punchy modern sensibility. The album is officially released September 14th, and is accompanied by a busy fall tour in the band’s home province of BC.

Coalesce features 8 tracks of musical ingenuity. From the wizardry of the opening track’s cello feature, to the tight horn riffs of “Milk Thistle”, the psychedelic cumbia groove of “Music for the People”, and the 5/4-time Balkan-jazz stylings of “Son del Mar”, the album presents a steady stream of fresh ideas while maintaining an overall cohesive feel. Latin rhythms anchor the album in a steady, infectious groove, forming a bed for punchy brass harmonies, socially conscious lyrics, and rolling dub-delay effects. The warm, rootsy production style is reminiscent of an older age of recording, giving it a simple and concise sound.

Compassion Gorilla’s current sound, as presented here on Coalesce, has evolved over years of shifting membership, diverse collaborations and worldly travel. On tour promoting this new release the band boasts a 6-piece lineup that includes Daniel Cryderman (trombone and vocals), Chris Fretwell (guitar, charango, requinto and vocals), Dan Beer (drums), Suzanne Stirling (trumpet), Ariel Palacio (accordion), and Brin Porter (bass).


QUOTE:
“great storytelling and the international language of music command the stage at today’s festivals. Compassion Gorilla will find themselves front and centre again and again. With their eclectic blend of global rhythms and easy charm, they know how to bridge the gap between audience and performer.”

- Cal Coat, artistic director, World Beat Stage, Concord Pacific Vancouver Intl. Dragon Boat Festival

Live Video: https://youtu.be/qLc46hPQBU8
Music Video: https://youtu.be/0vS5OkQQZ0Y

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