In the Press…

This is Blah’s long-awaited debut release. An eclectic assortment of unfortunate accidents that stumbles and falls somewhere in that exquisite grey area between pure old-fashioned entertainment, pre-harmonic bop, and Canada’s new wave of avant garde mariachi.

Jean Martin and Nick Fraser (aka Skins) simultaneously play one drum kit, Justin Haynes plays home-defretted guitar, Ryan Driver plays a bristle from a standard street-sweeper (as a bass), and Tania Gill plays melodica. The results are truly unprecedented. It’s Only Life! features wild-hearted interpretations of fascinating original compositions by each member of the band (with a few Mexican classics interspersed). Blah blah blah blah blah blah…

Track Listing

    • 1
      Blah Overture
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      1m50s
    • 2
      Paso
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      2m29s
    • 3
      Home Sexuality
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      3m34s
    • 4
      Cielito Lindo (1882)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      1m15s
    • 5
      Chico Lympico
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      3m29s
    • 6
      Blossom
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      3m52s
    • 7
      Dogs
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      2m08s
    • 8
      Distracted by the Moon
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      4m43s
    • 9
      Big Teepee
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      2m19s
    • 10
      Specificity
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      3m13s
    • 11
      La Cucaracha
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      3m21s
    • 12
      It’s Only Life!
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      4m28s
    • 13
      Jarabe tapatío
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      58s
    • 14
      Hymno Nacional Mexicano
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      1m29s
    • 15
      Sonata Tragica
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      1m24s
Total duration: 40m26s