So as the huge fan of Pink Moth that I am (and I am a HUGE fan) I am extremely excited to announce this release. The album was written in Berlin and mixed by Label Fantastic!’s best friend Andy Magoffin (Great Lake Swimmers, Constantines, Jim Guthrie) at the House of Miracles in Cambridge .
Pink Moth has 7 releases under their belt before this one, one full-length and an incredible six-EP series. As far as I am concerned they have never written so much as one bad song, and by extension they have earned the title of “most consecutive repeats in my car”. I’ve been anxiously awaiting this new release for a year now, and even as I am typing this I feel like it’s that moment that happens sometimes in the company of your musical friends,the last moment you get to write about a band as though they’re your own personal secret gem before they explode to having the kind of success that if it weren’t for the date stamp on your web post, you wouldn’t actually be able to convince yourself they were ever unknowns. If all goes well, if this record gets the exposure it deserves…well, I honestly don’t even think I can wrap my head around all the possible explosive outcomes of that. I’m going to anxiously await that too. Please track this record down, please watch the videos and circulate! This shouldn’t be kept secret.
Pink Moth has three album release shows over the next three days. Tonight (March 26th) they will be at the Piston in Toronto with label mate Jenny Omnichord and “The Island Years”.
Tomorrow (March 27th) they’ll be at the APK in London with Eric Howden and Taylor Holden.
Friday March 28th they perform in Oshawa at “Wasted Space” with The Island Years and Clara Engel. Stay tuned for more dates soon!
Here are videos for two of the singles off this new record.
Video for “Lines” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGJJDzKCSyw
Video for “Eclipsed” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GEBG8v-pTI
It’s officially released! Dr. Henry Adam Svec’s “LIVINGSTON: Artificially intelligent Folk Songs of Canada” is making the rounds to great reviews! Wondering what exactly this project IS? You can read the full-set of FAQs as well as download the album at http://folksingularity.com/ Here are two of the basic answers:
What is LIVINGSTON?
LIVINGSTON is an artificially intelligent, digital organism capable of accessing the totality of the history of Canadian folk music (among other corpuses) and generating new yet hyper-authentic Canadian folk objects via her/his algorithmic agents and compression formats. LIVINGSTON does not produce sound, only transcriptions of lyrics and harmonic progressions (with supplementary recording instructions) to be interpreted and performed by humans.
Where was LIVINGSTON made? Who made LIVINGSTON?
LIVINGSTON is the product of collaboration between the Canadian folklorist and song collector Dr. Henry Adam Svec and the Czech programmer and computer scientist Mirek Plíhal, who were artists-in-residence together during the spring of 2013 at the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture in Dawson City, Yukon. Although the two initially came to Dawson to work on their own individual projects (Svec on a collection of Klondike “attempted murder ballads,” Plíhal on an iPhone app about Newfoundland), it turned out they were both interested in questions of archivization and integrity. Thus, they pooled their talents and time in an effort to build something that might matter.
Here are a whole bunch of reviews. This album is worth collecting!
On March 25th we will be releasing Pink Moth’s incredible new album “Eclipsed. Stay tuned for more info and show dates. In the meantime, check out the video for the title track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GEBG8v-pTI