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Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Credit: Andrew Robillard)

#ottmusic weekly: 7 new songs added to the @apt613 playlist

By Apartment613 on February 1, 2021

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We have a big haul of new #ottmusic this week! In one year of curating this playlist, I don’t think we’ve seen so many Ottawa releases in one weekend. Did we miss a song? The comments section is open.

Folks who have been following this Spotify playlist for some time know we like to keep it to a tight two hours—i.e. as new songs are added, older songs are removed… Well today we’re abandoning that approach. From here on out, Apartment613 will only add new songs.

“Making Up for Lost Time” by Paragon Cause // Synth rock band Paragon Cause released a new song produced with the band’s frequent collaborator Sune Rose Wagner (of Danish band The Raveonettes) and a new music video. Although written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, “Making Up for Lost Time” sure rings true today. [Bandcamp]

“À Kamouraska” by Kristine St-Pierre // Ottawa singer-songwriter Kristine St-Pierre released a soft ballad inspired by the residents of small town Kamouraska, Québec (population 600!). Kristine St-Pierre and Andrew Caddells’s original lyrics are set to a well-known folk tune by Allister MacGillivary, “Song for the Mira.” Produced by at Ottawa’s Gallery Studio, on this recording St-Pierre is accompanied by cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne.  [Bandcamp]

“By My Side” by Cody Coyote // Ottawa-based Ojibwe/Irish rapper Cody Coyote dropped a new track seemingly out of nowhere. It’s a pretty laidback beat but it slaps! []

“Ambient Architect” by Nick Schofield // Drawing inspiration from the light and space of Ottawa’s National Gallery, Nick Schofield’s new album explores ambient, new age, and environmental tendencies with the sweet sounds of a vintage Prophet-600 synthesizer. [Bandcamp]


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“Nirvana” by Seiiizi // “Nirvana” is *another* new track from the Ottawa rapper, DJ and producer Seiiizi. It’s her second release of 2021 and eighth release since “Libra Szn” was added to the #ottmusic weekly playlist in November 2020… Seiiizi has that prolific pandemic energy. [Soundcloud]

“Tall Chairs” by Owen Davies // The indie singer-songwriter, who once fronted Ottawa band James & Blackburn, dropped a trippy alt-pop tune on the local label So Sorry Records. [Bandcamp]

“Unending I & From Within II (Live)” by Raphael Weinroth-Browne // Going back a week, it appears we missed a release by cellist/composer Raphael Weinroth-Browne. Watch his live performance on YouTube. While he’s known for his cello on heavy metal records, Raphael also makes fine use of loop pedals and effects to create beautiful ambient music and soundscapes like this one. [Bandcamp]

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