2016 was one heck of a year, deemed awful by many. Confusing, chaotic are just some of the words that can describe the state and turn of events that occurred in our neighboring land. For a lot of us, it was hard to watch. Silver lining? Some got inspired and created pieces that are pretty darn awesome.
Exhibit A: Timber Timbre‘s new track, Sewer Blues.
It’s dark, hazy, with a steady, prominent beat and hypnotizing synthesizers. All of which supporting Taylor Kirk nearly spoken words. It’s equal parts heartbreaking, almost futuristic and powerfully grey. It sounds exactly like most of us felt on November 9th 2016.
And this is only a glimpse of what’s to come. A new album is set to be released in the spring, the first for Kirk’s musical project since 2014. “2016 was a very difficult time to observe,” he said, in a statement announcing the record. “I hate to admit that normally I express more sensitivity than concern politically, but I think the tone and result on the record is utter chaos and confusion. When we were recording, the premonition was that the events we saw unfolding were an elaborate hoax. But the mockery made of our power system spawned a lot of dark, dystopic thoughts and ideas. And then it all happened, while everyone was on Instagram. The sewers overflowed.”
“Sincerely, Future Pollution” is set to come out April 7th, via Arts & Craft
About Caroline Royer
NUMTL Founder and Editor-in-chief, Caroline is an Ottawa-born Montrealer who has spent the better part of her life playing and listening to music. Otherwise, she is a diehard Sens fan, freakishly into architecture and industrial design and terrible at staying put for more than 5 minutes.