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Jazzfest: The dreamily eerie sound of Timber Timbre

By Alejandro Bustos on June 20, 2015




Canadian music group Timber Timbre must have a really good sense of humour.  After the band was first formed in the mid-2000s, they developed a reputation as a spooky ensemble that produced dark and creepy music.  But instead of taking this potential putdown to heart, the group had some fun and named their fourth record Creep On Creepin’ On, which went on to be shortlisted for the 2011 Polaris Prize.

The band’s catchy dark music has definitely turned heads, including in the TV world.  (The group’s song Magic Arrow was featured on both Breaking Bad and The Good Wife).

Now on the heels of last year’s release of Hot Dreams, which was shortlisted for the 2014 Polaris Prize, the group brings their hypnotic sound to the Ottawa Jazz Festival, when they perform on Sunday, June 21 at 10:30 pm.  For those who want to have one last hurrah before the weekend ends and Monday morning rolls in, consider heading out to see this great group play a potentially trance-inducing night concert.

In the meantime, for an early dose of their soothing sounds, you can checkout this compilation on YouTube.

Timber Timbre play on Sunday, June 21 on the Laurier Avenue Music Stage.  The show starts at 10:30 pm and tickets are $20.

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