BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC
Music: “Oh Yeah”
Artist: Jordana Talsky
Artist Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“Jordana Talsky is a singer, songwriter and vocal looper. She accompanies herself by voice with a Roland Boss RC505 loop machine. Her ethos is to incorporate digital means into live performance in an organic way, and with the loop machine, she creates a choir on the spot with no pre-recorded parts. Jordana weaves unique interpretations of covers with original material.”
“This is an all-vocal-looping record. All of the sounds were made by my voice or body. I began using the loop machine a few years ago as a composition tool to capture ideas because I couldn’t notate quickly and needed a fast way to document musical thoughts. It took me a number of years to feel comfortable enough to use the loop machine as a form of accompaniment. On the journey of learning to do a new thing with myself, I have had to face my impatience, criticism and doubt, and have found that in many ways, this creation journey has mirrored the challenge to feel at home with myself. I grapple with not wanting to be defined as any one thing, whether that is the type of personality, professional, or musician I am, and I wonder if I am an artist at all. I think we have different parts to our identities that are in conflict, but which can be harmonized as we grow into ourselves. I am a person of several voices, and now a choir of one. The record is titled ZAHAVA, my middle name, to acknowledge my pursuit to learn and accept all the parts of me.”
Price: $1 (CAN) for track; $10 (CAN) for six-track EP
Genre: Acapella. Vocal Layering. Vocal Looping.