Nicolas Caloia

Hemlock

DA 00820
2012
CD
1 disc
11.95 CAD
Temp. out of stock

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Hemlock
Winnow, 5m45s [excerpt]
Track 1 from Hemlock
CD: Drip Audio (2012) DA 00820

The eclectic astounding and sometimes mystifying Ratchet Orchestra continue to attract attention with the release of their third recording Hemlock. Recorded by Godspeed you! Black Emperor bassist Thierry Amar and released on the Vancouver label Drip Audio, the Ratchet Orchestra is a who’s who of Montréal’s edgiest musicians. Director Nicolas Caloia’s compositions provide a structure to showcase fierce talents like Tom Walsh, Jean Derome, Lori Freedman, Sam Shalabi, and Christopher Cauley. The Ratchet Orchestra has existed since the early 1990s when Caloia started experimenting with improvised chamber jazz. In 1998 the size of the band began to swell for a legendary birthday tribute to the inspirational SunRa and it has continued expanding to it’s current membership of 30 strong. This band makes a powerful sound but is not designed to be a demonstration of force, rather, it embraces human frailty. The Ratchet Orchestra does not resemble a sports team or an army, it’s members do not have to march in perfect formation. They are pirates, not the navy. The group defies reason.

Track Listing

    • 1
      Winnow
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      5m45s
    • 2
      Dusty
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      12m45s
    • 3
      Yield
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      2m59s
    • 4
      Wish — part 1
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      5m03s
    • 5
      Wish — part 2
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      2m56s
    • 6
      Kick
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      59s
    • 7
      Safety
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      10m20s
    • 8
      Hemlock — part 1
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      5m30s
    • 9
      Hemlock — part 2
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      6m40s
Total duration: 52m51s