If you missed All Toronto's Parties — Wavelength's epic Voltron-like team-up with our indie promoter comrades at Feast in the East, Pleasence Records, Silent Shout and Weird Canada that took place back on Nov. 22nd at The Garrison — then don't fret; you can experience some sound and visuals over at WL contributor Joe Strutt's blog Mechanical Forest Sound.
From Neil Young to Sonic Youth and on down, detuned guitars have long been a source of slurred-droney-goodness. But what happens when you apply concept to a larger stringed instrument? Andrew Wedman, who combines the inquisitiveness of an improvising musician with the technical know-how of a piano tuner, has decided to find out. The result is the bass piano — a standard piano tuned down a full octave to A220. Joe Strutt had a chat with Wedman to find out more about this concept. You can release the tension and hear the results for yourself at Wavelength 583 this Sunday at Creatures Creating.