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V/A – “A Blind Man’s Gallery of Mirrors”

Posted in Uncategorized by Mogo on April 26, 2008

here’s the other Freedom In A Vacuum comp. I promised when I posted Unbecoming… took me a bit longer than I’d anticipated to figure out which box it was in. FIAV used to run an annual and eponymous festival at Toronto’s Music Gallery (pretty much the central venue in the city for avant/experimental/etc performances and events, even to this day although it has changed locations from what I understand). the tracks on this disc are all excerpts from performances by of some of the artists who participated over the years that the festival took place. includes a few legendary Canuck groups such as Violence and the Sacred and Mind Skelp-cher… shares a couple of the same international artists (Randy Greif, Plecid) who appeared on Unbecoming… some other luminaries of the day’s experimental scene (Illusion of Safety, 1 A.M. Umbrella, Sigillum S)… and an unfortunate track from the personally-reviled Edward Ka-Spel – oh well, ya can’t win ’em all.


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  1. Jada should've bagged Ka-Spel while she had the chance... said,

    Leave the poor guy alone already….

  2. Mogo said,

    he’s a pretentious weenie. he deserves all the ragging he gets from me 😛

  3. Leland said,

    Come on, the Dots are a great band with a diverse body of work. Yes, Ka-spel’s voice can be grating or elmer fudd-like, but musically speaking the dots are the finest industrial-psychedelic-jazz-folk-pop group I’ve heard!

  4. Mogo said,

    I’m not talking about the Dots though, I’m talking about Ka-Spel specifically… I would enjoy the Dots so much more if he would shut his trap more often or, better yet, just leave the band. his solo stuff is like nails on a chalkboard for me.

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