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Fond of Tigers: Uninhabit (Drip Audio)

The 4th album in 14 years from this instrumental Vancouver 7-piece avant rock band exploring both heavy and beautiful sonic environments; the band shares members with The Tony Wilson 6Tet, Dark Blue World, Aeroplane Trio, with Drip Audio leader Jesse Zubot on violin.
 

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Personnel:



Stephen Lyons-guitar, vocals, percussion, electronics

Morgan McDonald-keyboards

JP Carter-trumpet, electronics

Dan Gaucher-drums

Skye Brooks-drums

Shanto Acharia-bass

Jesse Zubot-violin, electronics, mixing


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UPC: 875531012330

Label: Drip Audio
Catalog ID: OFF007
Squidco Product Code: 23219

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Rain City recorders in Vancouver, BC. Additional recording at The Bunker in Britannia Beach, BC, by Jesse Gander.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"On their fourth studio album, Uninhabit, band leader Stephen Lyons' understated, textural vocals work their way into two of the tracks ("Wonder What We're Whispering For" and "Everything Moves"), while some of the group's use of out-and-out chaos is more understated and subsumed. But don't mistake this as a mellow, Fond of Tigers album: there are moments in "Heartwarmongering No. 4" that would pair well with some of cinema's most terrifying scenes, the final movement of "Everything Moves" is cathartically apocalyptic, and "Cause B" is certainly one of the most bewildering and intense songs in the Tigers catalogue. The album also explores some darkly pulsing grooves and atomized abstraction along the way. As Herohill (Rest in Peace) has said, with Fond of Tigers "the reward is in the total experience. The moments of serenity and tradition spliced into collages of chaos and urgency are as captivating as they are conflicting and certainly better heard than read."

Sometimes referred as a "super group" due to the various affiliations with other projects (Tanya Tagaq, Dan Mangan, Destroyer, etc.) the band actually predates any of those collaborations, and has stridently maintained the same seven member lineup, despite the various obstacles the last decade has thrown at them. The group often refers to the music as "the beast" ...something outside and beyond the seven humans that serve its strange needs. There is a power in that setting aside of individuality and ego in the service of something larger and far stranger than one's self."-Drip Audio


Artist Biographies

"Keyboardist Morgan McDonald live in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and has been a member of Ledcor Renew, Fond of Tigers, Offsetters, The Buttless Chaps (band), and Taylor Munro Energy Systems. He holds a B.Sc.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University."

-Squidco 2/28/2024

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"JP Carter is a multiple Juno award-winning musician from Vancouver, Canada. Carter's singular approach to the trumpet and versatility as an improvisor and composer make him a vital contributor to the Vancouver music community. JP incorporates a variety of techniques into his trumpet playing, utilizing and experimenting with acoustic (traditional, extended) and electronic (effected, amplified) methods to create a wide spectrum of sound. Currently a member of several Vancouver-based groups, including Destroyer, Dan Mangan, Fond of Tigers, the Tony Wilson 6tet, Handmade Blade (with Peggy Lee & Aram Bajakian), Gordon Grdina's Haram, Michael Blake's Variety Hour, and the various New Orchestra Workshop ensembles. JP's main projects as a composer/performer continue to be Inhabitants, Aeroplane Trio, and Carsick. These three long-standing original projects have all released albums on Vancouver's Drip Audio label [dripaudio.com]. Most recently, JP has been working on a solo amplified trumpet project. He will be releasing a self-produced document of this solo work in 2017 entitled "Toy & Tool".

Awards & Achievements: Juno Award Winner (2012, Dan Mangan, Alternative Album of the Year); Juno Award Winner (2011, Fond of Tigers, Instrumental Album of the Year); Juno Award Nominee (2016, Destroyer, Alternative Album of the Year); Juno Award Nominee (2012, Destroyer, Alternative Album of the Year); Juno Award Nominee (2009, Inhabitants, Instrumental Album of the Year); Polaris Prize Short List (2011, Destroyer, "Kaputt"); Galaxie Rising Star Award (2005, Inhabitants, Vancouver Int'l Jazz Festival)

Education:

JP studied Jazz Performance with Kevin Dean and Andre White at McGill University in Montreal from 1993-96, and Jazz Trumpet with Alan Matheson at Vancouver Community College in 1992/93. As a teenager, JP studied privately for a brief time in 1990/91 with Vancouver-based trumpeter Bill Clark, while studying under David Proznick in the award-winning jazz program at Semiahmoo Secondary in Surrey, BC."

- Website (https://jpcarter.ca/bio/)
2/28/2024

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Vancouver based drummer Dan Gaucher has been a member of the following projects:

The Abramson Singers 2008-present
The Buttless Chaps Drums 2007-present
The Crackling Drums 2005-present
The Crackling Drums 2005-present
Francois Houle Tentet drums
Tom Varner/Francois Houle Quartet drums
Melody Diachun EQ drums
The October Trio with Brad Turner drums
Anatma drums
Dan Gaucher Trio
Ribcage drums
Uncommon Gold drums
Stop Time drums
Fond Of Tigers drums
doppler (d)efect drums / electronics
Alita Dupray Quintet drums
Ian Cox Trio drums
Shift drums
Terra Grimard drums
Sketches
Sick Boss drums
The Bruce Freedman African Groove Band Drums 2007-The End
Rabnett 5 Drums 2002-The End
the october trio Drums
Bess Durey Quartet drums
Headwater (Guest) drums ?-2006

-Squidco 2/28/2024

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Skye Brooks is a Canadian drummer performing on the Vancouver scene. He is known for the groups Aeroplane Trio, Copilots, Fond Of Tigers, Inhabitants, The Tony Wilson Sextet, Tommy Babin's Benzene, Tyson Naylor Trio, Almost Transparent Blue.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/1553293-Skye-Brooks)
2/28/2024

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"Jesse Zubot is one of those unique musicians/producers whose praxis spans multiple genres and transcends contextualization into an idiom. Between moments of impassioned, visceral outburst and quite emotive sensitivies, Zubot exposes the full range of affects through a pristine sonic architecture. Zubot a 3-time Juno Award winning musician/producer with avant-rock band Fond of Tigers (2011), chamber folk-jazz ensemble The Great Uncles of the Revolution (2004) and roots instrumentalists Zubot & Dawson (2003). Zubot produced the Polaris Music Prize winning album 'ANIMISM' by Tanya Tagaq which was released in 2014. This album also garnered Zubot a nomination for 'Producer of the Year' at the 2015's Juno Awards. In the fall of 2010 Jesse won the 'Multimedia' award for his work on the score for Tungijuq (w/ Tanya Tagaq) at the 2010 Western Canadian Music Awards. Tungijuq was produced by Isuma (Atanarjuat) and was selected for Sundance, The Toronto Film Festival and the ImagineNATIVE film festival where it won for Best Short. Zubot has also composed extensively for modern dance. A recent highlight was the presentation of Body Scan (Choreographed by Benoit Lachambre & Su-Feh Lee : Score by Jesse Zubot) at the prestigious Centre Pompidou in Paris, France. In the past decade Jesse has delved heavily into the world of improvised and creative music having worked with the likes of Francois Houle, Tanya Tagaq, Peggy Lee, Evan Parker, Eugene Chadbourne, Mats Gustafsson, Matthew Bourne, Dylan van der Schyff, Joe Fonda, Fred Frith, Eyvind Kang and Nels Cline and many others. In 2005 Zubot started Drip Audio ("...one of the most original musical operations in the country." - CBC Arts Online), a record label dedicated to creative music. Drip Audio now has 35 albums under it's umbrella by musicians from Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York and the UK. Zubot is also sought after in the contemporary/commercial music world and has been a guest musician working with artists such as Dan Mangan, Destroyer, Mira Calix, Hawksley Workman, Kelly Joe Phelps, Veda Hille, Amy Millan, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Mother Mother and Stars. J Zubot was named 'Violinist of the Year' at Canada's National Jazz Awards in '03, '08 and '09 and has also been commissioned by the CBC to write symphonies & arrangements for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Nova Scotia.

In 2014 Jesse premiered his first full string quartet at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre in conjuction with Vancouver's Western Front for the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award. 2014 also saw the release of 'Hector and the Search for Happiness', a feature film starring Simon Pegg, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard and Rosamund Pike in which Jesse did the score for with Vancouver's Dan Mangan. Jesse composed and arranged music for the film that was performed by the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg (Potsdam, Germany). This score was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in January 2015.

Some of Jesse's performance highlights in the past few years include ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum (Aarhus, Denmark), Time-Based Arts Festival (Portand, OR), Luminato Festival (Toronto, ON), Festival International du Film Insulaire de Groix (Iles de Groix, France), End of the Road Festival (Wiltshire, UK), Expo (Shanghai, China), WOMAD (Australia / New Zealand), Druga Godba (Ljubljana, Slovenia), WOMAD (Wiltshire, UK), Festival of World Cultures (Dublin, Ireland), Centre Pompidou (Paris, France), Kronos in Glasgow (Glasgow, UK), London International Festival of Exporatory Music (London, UK), The Monterey Jazz Festival (Monterey, CA), The Winnipeg New Music Festival, Festival International de Musique Actuelle (Victoriavillle, Quebec), The Mulhouse Music Festival (Mulhouse, France), Era Jazzu (Poland), The Montreal International Jazz Festival, the New York Guitar Festival, The Guelph Jazz Festival, Traz & Folk Fest (Rudolstadt, Germany), The Vancouver International Jazz Festival, The Calgary Folk Festival, Spilimbergo Folkfest (Italy) and The Atlantic Jazz Festival (Halifax, NS)."

-Jesse Zubot Website (http://www.jessezubot.com/index.php?content=bio)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Heartwarmongering No. 4 8:37

2. Wonder What We're Whispering For 7:13

3. Uninhabit 8:45

4. Cause B 6:41

5. Everything Moves 7:35

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