Jim Cuming is an all-around nice guy and involved member in the music scene here in Edmonton. He’s also the man behind the project Jom Comyn. I’ve been listening to his EP entitled Balcony a whole lot ever since it’s release just about a year ago in May of 2010. It really amazes me more and more throughout every listen. This EP perfectly gives off the vibes of a cold winter here in Edmonton. I wish this could be put out on vinyl. It really deserves to be!
from the new full length, Winter King, available this Tuesday with Zachary Lucky, Caity Fisher, and DoT (event details here). I’ve quoted VUE Weekly’s glowing review of Winter King below. Be sure to cop it this tuesday.
Haunting. Agonizing. Even besieged works as a descriptor of what Tyler Butler delivers on Winter King. From the whispered, opening count of “Barghest,” a steadying, slowly forward-moving force that anchors the album, to the hushed chords that roll towards the ending of “Sparrow,” only to ultimately just sort of tilt and dissipate into nothing, Butler summons an emotional undertow throughout the record, letting loose lyrical paintings that hint at a sunrise somewhere just over the horizon: a slight glow waits just out of reach. There’s a sense that the ground is shifting and the ideal is something unachievable here, Butler walking the line between folk and punk by melding the former’s quiet instrumentation with the latter’s desperation, resulting in an album that plays softly but which cannot be ignored.
Finally! A second track from one of the most talked about acts of this year…Purity Ring. This track isn’t as bright as “Ungirthed” but it’s still really really good in it’s own way. Get psyched for the 7” dropping on Transparent this Monday, April 18th. Pre-order here. (via Transparent)