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T H O M A S: Janela (Barnyard)

T H O M A S is the ongoing brainchild of Toronto's Thom Gill, since 2009 exploring the world of song, at home and abroad, through pieces that blur the lines between pop and avant-garde.

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product information:

Label: Barnyard
Catalog ID: BRO324
Squidco Product Code: 15172

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded at the Farm on July 6th and 7th, and August 2010 by Jean Martin and various rooms in Toronto throughout July & August 2010.


Thom Gill-guitar, tonebank, organ, vocals

Christopher Willes-electronics, synthesizer

Felicity Williams-vocals

Matthew Pencer-drum machine, synthesizer

Daniel Pencer-saxophone, flute

Bram Gielen-alesis, bass, organ, vocals

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track listing:

1. Either Side Of The Symbol 10:07

2. Janela 4:42

3. (Without So Much As A) Thank You 5:40

4. Helsabonkers 7:30

5. What A Friend We Have In Daisy 3:23
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Toronto Area Improvisation
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"Janela serves as a time capsule of a particular era in the T H O M AS trajectory. Recorded mostly live at Jean Martin's Barnyard studio, the EP documents the development of a six-piece incarnation of the band that performed together throughout 2009-10. Minimal drum synths support long, slow dynamic arcs, allowing upfront, bone-dry vocals to dialogue with vast, dense, digital keyboard swathes on topics of friendship and pursuit of the spirit. Janela is an engrossing listen, both dense and smooth. It will, hopefully, captivate your ears and your heart.

Appearing in many forms and furnishing a variety of vibes, T H O M A S is the ongoing brainchild of Toronto's Thom Gill. Since 2009 the band has been exploring the world of song, at home and abroad, with blissfully confused audiences. Says Tad Michelak: "Smoothed out pop songs and raw emotion spread almost too thin over delicate guitar work. T H O M A S blurs the line between pop and the avant-garde by re-inventing the cliches and turning them into something all his own without ever becoming one himself. His voice is like silk whispers that can become alien at any minute. A bizarre un-touchable oddness lingers in his perfectly composed post-smooth pop songs, begging you to dig deeper." "-Barnyard Records

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