Saturday, November 28, 2009
Show Stopper: Timber Timbre with Snowblink
Last night I headed over to The Grad Club at Queen's University to check Arts & Crafts signee and critical darling Timber Timbre. Opening was local act Snowblink, a reverb-heavy guitar duo. The act worked without percussion because they were able to create really nice texture using only looped guitars and the lead singer's delicate, Feist-like voice.
Timber Timbre's atmospheric blues was missing some of the instrumental flourishes that grace his album, but the accompaniment of a violinist and slide guitarist led to a bigger, broader sound than what is found on the CD, and the crowd was rewarded with an engaging, tight set. What made this show a special pleasure to behold was the extraordinary way in which the opening and main acts complemented one another with repeating one another. Check out the single from Timber Timbre's self-titled effort, "Trouble Comes Knocking," in streaming audio or download below. Happy Listening!
Timber Timbre – “Trouble Comes Knocking” (download)