Purveyors of: Post-rock that doesn't rock, swapping riffage for mood-enhancing drones and general thought-provoking nothingness (and awesomeness) File next to: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Acid Mothers Temple, the most bleak moments of the Spiritualized discography Playing: WL 607, Thursday July 24 at the Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton Street)
Black Walls is Ken Reaume and Ken Reaume is Black Walls. Moreso a sound project than a band in the traditional sense, Black Walls makes the most of its one-person line-up, releasing dark, dour musical soundscapes that meander, twist and confound. This isn't gothic music per se, but make no mistake: there is a ton of terror in the subtext of Black Walls' music, often buried deep within the density and extended track times. Solid tunes for contemplation and soundtracking those darker moments we all have. Not an easy angle to pull off, but Reaume manages to do it with relative ease. Cam Gordon had some words with Ken to learn more about his inputs and how they affect his output.
We've just announced details for our big summer party in Toronto.... "Wavelength's Endless Summer" will take place on Saturday August 16 from 3-11pm at a really cool new open-air venue, the Vintage & Flea Outdoor Market on Dundas West at Dovercourt. 10 bands, 10 bucks... all day, all ages! Plus food, drink, clothing and video games! Go here for more info.