Experimental, introspective and subtly-dynamic, James Klassen (aka. Tradition) releases In Small Gestures So Huge Love Is Everywhere on BlocksRC. The monotone songs focus on repetition and slight variation, leaving the listener’s ears continuously searching within the music. Borrowing recording queues from Phil Spektor’ wall of sound, the recordings are have a warm lo-fi feel. It is in the layers of vocals and acoustic guitar that the songs become interesting, giving curious life to simple and otherwise boring songs.
Reminiscent of Mazzy Starr or Brian Borcherdt, you might find the music a slight challenge to listen to; sad, slow and personal. But the honesty of James Klassen, through his music, is charming and caters to the personal connection that I require to appreciate any artist’s work.
Join Tradition for the release of In Small Gestures So Huge Love Is Everywhere, his new 12″ vinyl. Its at Double Double Land with Alex Lukashevsky and BlocksRC co founder, The Blankket (back from LA).
Doors at 9:30 @ 209 Augusta ave.
Its a great new record.
It’s a great venue.
Its a beautiful neighbourhood.
You can’t lose.
When: Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 9:30pm
Where: Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave (up the alley)
How much: $6