with special guests Boyhood
Friday November 10
Collective Arts Brewing (207 Burlington St. E., Hamilton)
Doors 7:00pm • Music 8:30pm
19+ Event • Valid Photo ID Required
Tickets: $25 (+SC) Advance • $40 Door
Available now through Ticketfly.com & DrDisc Hamilton
Timber Timbre has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket goes towards providing indigenous women and their children a safe and supportive environment through the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal.
Timber Timbre's music has always traced a shadowed path, using cues of the past to fuse the sound of a distant, haunted now. On its latest record – Sincerely, Future Pollution – Timber Timbre coats the stark, sensual sound of 2014’s Hot Dreams in an oil-black rainbow of municipal grime. It is the cinema of a dizzying dystopia, rattled by the science fiction of this bluntly nonfictional time.
Perhaps for the first time, Timber Timbre indulged its alleged “decade drift” – from the self-titled record’s 50s doo-wop, to Creep On Creepin On’s oblique '60s folk, and Hot Dreams’ '70s caprice – allowing the tools to personify the songs. A blend of the album’s mid-apocalyptic setting and its idyllic recording, Sincerely, Future Pollution is a romance of neoteric machines and dark, futuristic hues: with promise as beautiful as it is unsettling.
The result is a newfangled sound with the plastic, cinematic tint of '80s avarice. If each Timber Timbre record is framed in genre play, on Sincerely, Future Pollution, the components are the most askew: the glam of Roxy Music; the plaintive pop of Talk Talk; the disquiet of Suicide; the invincibility of Talking Heads; the haunting This Mortal Coil. All (and more) unlikely references are present, tethering Timber Timbre’s experimentation to points of familiarity. The range is an acute angle from New Age to Popular French Disco Revival like Daft Punk and Air, filtered through Timber Timbre’s painterly imagination. Freshly exhumed, Sincerely, Future Pollution is a portent from the bygone year 2016.
Boyhood is the project of Belleville-born multi-instrumentalist Caylie Runciman. Her recently completed sophomore record, Bad Mantras (set for release in 2018), is the product of a few heavy years, filled with rhythmic, melodic, repetitive, mantra-like vocals.