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Bart // Some Kind of Way LP

Bart // Some Kind of Way LP

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Pop-post-punk band Bart from Toronto, Canada will launch on Toronto's pop label in April 2022.A record released on Idée Fixe.

Includes 9 songs featuring many artists who are leading the current underground pop/jazz scene in Toronto. Comes with DL code. 

Below is a commentary by the label.

'Some Kind Of Way' is the third full-length release from popular Toronto band Bart, following their acclaimed sophomore album 'Today, Tomorrow, & The Next Day'.To abandon the long and rigorous creative process of its predecessor, Chief Architects Christopher Shannon and Nathan Vanderwielen formed a core group to form a new iteration of Bart.Multi-instrumentalists Harrison Forman (Hieronymus Harry, Dr. Joy), Patrick Lefler (ROY, Possum) and drummer Michael Brushey were invited to document the spontaneous band performance.This core line-up is joined by new and old collaborators drawn from Toronto's deep musical wells.In addition to familiar members such as Joseph Shabason (tenor sax) and Jason Bhattacharya (percussion), Carl Didour (piano/synth), Patrick Smith (soprano saxophone, flute), Ewen Farncombe (trumpet), Eliza Niemi (cello), Rachel Cardio (viola).With this line-up, Burt has created one of Burt's most versatile and immediate albums.

The album juxtaposes two of the LP's singles, "When Will I Find It?" , opened in a classic style that started in a short time of only 2 minutes and 3 seconds. The third Crimson-esque instrumental, "Gorge," features wah-wah guitar, mellotron, flute, saxophone, strings, and who knows what's next.The song is one of the highlights of the album, with the participation of Drew Smith of legendary Toronto artist Bicycles and Bunny on vocals and writing.In this confessional song, Joseph Chabason's saxophone solo provides a clear counterpoint to the narrator's sense of loss and regret, making a strong case for the band's deeper devotion to soul. . The A-side concludes with "Rose Quartz," which expresses the most free ensemble on the album.With deep grooves as the axis, electric jazz and sax solos and psychedelic verses influenced by Possum, a psychedelic musician from Toronto, are developed. .

The B-side of "Some Kind Of Way" contains a deep cut from this album, and more diverse sounds have emerged. "Home Before 5" is typical of Bart's work, with a series of musical movements, progressive tendencies, sophisticated tones and opaque lyrics. The second track, "Forced Perspective," is an accusatory post-punk shouter that shows the band at their most cunning and decent.Next, "The Breeze" (credited to all the band) is a particularly insidious song that looks like a visit to a swamp of psychedelic jammers in B-sides and B-movies.Clearly the band are relaxing in the studio and this is probably the most spontaneous song in the Bart catalogue.The closing track, "All Good Things" (written by Vanderwielen and Mark Smith), is a wonderfully melancholic ode for acoustics and strings, a maverick but graceful launch of the album.

Bart are a group of avid music lovers, so 'Some Kind Of Way' feels like a deep musicologist put together a mixtape of songs from an album they should own.This is Toronto's most talented player and studio talent coming together to create something timeless. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Idee Fixe Records releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code. 12 "black vinyl. 

Idée Fix Records:

" "Some Kind Of Way" is beloved Toronto band Bart's third full length release and follow-up to their critically acclaimed sophomore album "Today, Tomorrow, & The Next Day". Seeking to abandon the protracted and meticulous creative process of previous albums, chief architects Christopher Shannon and Nathan Vanderwielen assembled a core group of players to form a new iteration of Bart by inviting multi-instrumentalists Harrison Forman (Hieronymus Harry, Dr. Joy), Patrick Lefler (ROY, Possum) and drummer Michael Brushey to help capture the record's spontaneous ensemble performances. This core was then augmented by a cadre of collaborators both old and new drawn from Toronto's deep musical well. Familiar voices return including Joseph Shabason (Tenor Sax), Jason Bhattacharya (percussion) along with newcomers to the Bart universe Carl Didur (piano/synth), Patrick Smith (soprano sax, flute), Ewen Farncombe (Trumpet), Eliza Niemi (cello) and Rachel Cardiello (viola). Together they combine to create Bart's most eclectic and immediate album to date.

The album charges out of the gate in classic fashion with two of the LP's singles back to back, "When Will I Find It?" (a retro acoustic pop nugget reminiscent of the band's recent spate of standalone singles) and "Turncoat" (a scathing post-punk condemnation of an imposter) which combine to clock in at a mere 3:50. With third track, the Crimson-esque instrumental "Gorge", introducing wah-wah guitar, mellotron , flute, sax and strings to the proceedings all bets are off on what will come next. What does follow is one of the album's highlights, "Song of Spring" (which features a star turn on vocals and composition courtesy of luminous Toronto legend Drew Smith of Bicycles and Bunny fame). As the confessional cut unwinds with a Joseph Shabason sax solo casting a distinct counterpoint to the narrator's sense of loss and regret, the tune makes a strong case for the band to further explore their soul leanings. Side A concludes with "Rose Quartz", which is perhaps the album's freest expression of ensemble playing. A deep groove provides a launch pad for sax soloing and psychedelic verse that takes a page from electric jazz and also, but not surprisingly, another of Toronto's purveyors of psych, Possum, whose overlapping membership with Bart cannot be ignored.

"Some Kind Of Way's" Side B contains the record's deep cuts and an even more eclectic sound emerges. "Home Before 5" is classic Bart with its series of musical movements, progressive leanings, sophisticated tone and opaque lyricism. Second cut "Forced Perspective" " is another accusatory post-punk shouter with the band at its most sly and mathy. Next up is "The Breeze" (credited to the entire band) which is a particularly dank visit to the swamp of psychedelic jammers that inhabit B-sides and B-movies; clearly the band was getting loose in the studio and this is perhaps the most spontaneous track in the entire Bart catalogue. Closing track "All Good Things" (written by Vanderwielen and Mark Smith) is a wonderfully melancholic acoustic and string ode and, although a true outlier, it sends the album off in elegant fashion.

With Bart being a group of such avid musical seekers, "Some Kind Of Way" feels as though a deep musicologist has made a mixtape of songs from albums you need to own. Let it act as a gateway to explore Bart's catalog and the music of those who contributed to "Some Kind Of Way", as this is the work of a group of some of Toronto's most talented players and studio talents working together collectively to produce a stunning and timeless work.
 "

Artist: Bart

Label: Label: Idee Fixe Records

Pop-post-punk band Bart from Toronto, Canada will launch on Toronto's pop label in April 2022.A record released on Idée Fixe.

Includes 9 songs featuring many artists who are leading the current underground pop/jazz scene in Toronto. Comes with DL code. 

Below is a commentary by the label.

'Some Kind Of Way' is the third full-length release from popular Toronto band Bart, following their acclaimed sophomore album 'Today, Tomorrow, & The Next Day'.To abandon the long and rigorous creative process of its predecessor, Chief Architects Christopher Shannon and Nathan Vanderwielen formed a core group to form a new iteration of Bart.Multi-instrumentalists Harrison Forman (Hieronymus Harry, Dr. Joy), Patrick Lefler (ROY, Possum) and drummer Michael Brushey were invited to document the spontaneous band performance.This core line-up is joined by new and old collaborators drawn from Toronto's deep musical wells.In addition to familiar members such as Joseph Shabason (tenor sax) and Jason Bhattacharya (percussion), Carl Didour (piano/synth), Patrick Smith (soprano saxophone, flute), Ewen Farncombe (trumpet), Eliza Niemi (cello), Rachel Cardio (viola).With this line-up, Burt has created one of Burt's most versatile and immediate albums.

The album juxtaposes two of the LP's singles, "When Will I Find It?" , opened in a classic style that started in a short time of only 2 minutes and 3 seconds. The third Crimson-esque instrumental, "Gorge," features wah-wah guitar, mellotron, flute, saxophone, strings, and who knows what's next.The song is one of the highlights of the album, with the participation of Drew Smith of legendary Toronto artist Bicycles and Bunny on vocals and writing.In this confessional song, Joseph Chabason's saxophone solo provides a clear counterpoint to the narrator's sense of loss and regret, making a strong case for the band's deeper devotion to soul. . The A-side concludes with "Rose Quartz," which expresses the most free ensemble on the album.With deep grooves as the axis, electric jazz and sax solos and psychedelic verses influenced by Possum, a psychedelic musician from Toronto, are developed. .

The B-side of "Some Kind Of Way" contains a deep cut from this album, and more diverse sounds have emerged. "Home Before 5" is typical of Bart's work, with a series of musical movements, progressive tendencies, sophisticated tones and opaque lyrics. The second track, "Forced Perspective," is an accusatory post-punk shouter that shows the band at their most cunning and decent.Next, "The Breeze" (credited to all the band) is a particularly insidious song that looks like a visit to a swamp of psychedelic jammers in B-sides and B-movies.Clearly the band are relaxing in the studio and this is probably the most spontaneous song in the Bart catalogue.The closing track, "All Good Things" (written by Vanderwielen and Mark Smith), is a wonderfully melancholic ode for acoustics and strings, a maverick but graceful launch of the album.

Bart are a group of avid music lovers, so 'Some Kind Of Way' feels like a deep musicologist put together a mixtape of songs from an album they should own.This is Toronto's most talented player and studio talent coming together to create something timeless. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Idee Fixe Records releases available at Tobira.

----------------------

Includes DL code. 12 "black vinyl. 

Idée Fix Records:

" "Some Kind Of Way" is beloved Toronto band Bart's third full length release and follow-up to their critically acclaimed sophomore album "Today, Tomorrow, & The Next Day". Seeking to abandon the protracted and meticulous creative process of previous albums, chief architects Christopher Shannon and Nathan Vanderwielen assembled a core group of players to form a new iteration of Bart by inviting multi-instrumentalists Harrison Forman (Hieronymus Harry, Dr. Joy), Patrick Lefler (ROY, Possum) and drummer Michael Brushey to help capture the record's spontaneous ensemble performances. This core was then augmented by a cadre of collaborators both old and new drawn from Toronto's deep musical well. Familiar voices return including Joseph Shabason (Tenor Sax), Jason Bhattacharya (percussion) along with newcomers to the Bart universe Carl Didur (piano/synth), Patrick Smith (soprano sax, flute), Ewen Farncombe (Trumpet), Eliza Niemi (cello) and Rachel Cardiello (viola). Together they combine to create Bart's most eclectic and immediate album to date.

The album charges out of the gate in classic fashion with two of the LP's singles back to back, "When Will I Find It?" (a retro acoustic pop nugget reminiscent of the band's recent spate of standalone singles) and "Turncoat" (a scathing post-punk condemnation of an imposter) which combine to clock in at a mere 3:50. With third track, the Crimson-esque instrumental "Gorge", introducing wah-wah guitar, mellotron , flute, sax and strings to the proceedings all bets are off on what will come next. What does follow is one of the album's highlights, "Song of Spring" (which features a star turn on vocals and composition courtesy of luminous Toronto legend Drew Smith of Bicycles and Bunny fame). As the confessional cut unwinds with a Joseph Shabason sax solo casting a distinct counterpoint to the narrator's sense of loss and regret, the tune makes a strong case for the band to further explore their soul leanings. Side A concludes with "Rose Quartz", which is perhaps the album's freest expression of ensemble playing. A deep groove provides a launch pad for sax soloing and psychedelic verse that takes a page from electric jazz and also, but not surprisingly, another of Toronto's purveyors of psych, Possum, whose overlapping membership with Bart cannot be ignored.

"Some Kind Of Way's" Side B contains the record's deep cuts and an even more eclectic sound emerges. "Home Before 5" is classic Bart with its series of musical movements, progressive leanings, sophisticated tone and opaque lyricism. Second cut "Forced Perspective" " is another accusatory post-punk shouter with the band at its most sly and mathy. Next up is "The Breeze" (credited to the entire band) which is a particularly dank visit to the swamp of psychedelic jammers that inhabit B-sides and B-movies; clearly the band was getting loose in the studio and this is perhaps the most spontaneous track in the entire Bart catalogue. Closing track "All Good Things" (written by Vanderwielen and Mark Smith) is a wonderfully melancholic acoustic and string ode and, although a true outlier, it sends the album off in elegant fashion.

With Bart being a group of such avid musical seekers, "Some Kind Of Way" feels as though a deep musicologist has made a mixtape of songs from albums you need to own. Let it act as a gateway to explore Bart's catalog and the music of those who contributed to "Some Kind Of Way", as this is the work of a group of some of Toronto's most talented players and studio talents working together collectively to produce a stunning and timeless work.
 "

Artist: Bart

Label: Label: Idee Fixe Records