Future Plans & Ongoing Projects… Including A FAWM 2016 Preview

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As I mentioned in my last blog post, I got a little sidetracked when my buddy Jim asked me about some old recordings I had.  I am still working on digitizing & re-mastering my Master Tape Archive from all the bands I was a part of in the late nineties.  So that is one project on the go.  I still have to edit Acts II-IV of The Good Four so that I can release them.  And my mind is starting to think about what I plan to do for FAWM this coming February.

It is on this last topic that I think I’m going to delve into today.

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From The Vault…

I know things here at Candle Experience Dot Com have been really quiet for the last couple of months.  Sorry about that.  But I have gotten side-tracked on a bit of a historical exploration.  It all started when my buddy Jim (of Hellenica & The Golden Tombs) asked me if I had any recordings from our days when we played together in the Winnipeg experiemental-rock band Hellinacopter.  Well I did.

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Review: A Gentle Fire By Hellenica

On the heals of the album Blood Moon Wolf Head, Jim Demos has released a new track via his solo project HellenicaA Gentle Fire is a mellow, almost introspective track.  It begins with a simple chord arpeggio which is the rhythmic foundation of the track.  A rumbling bass synth enters accompanied by a passionate drum track & suddenly the listener is taken on a journey.  It seems as if we are travelling through time, through some ancient ruins found on the hellenic coast.  There is a sense a majesty & ancient power here – as if those Greek heroes & gods of legend look down upon us now: inciting us to rise above our mundane lives.

Jim has had a varied career as a musician.  He has toured Canada, the US & parts of Europe with a number of bands including Ham & National Monument.  He grew up in Winnipeg & was a high profile member of that city’s avant-garde music scene in the late nineties & early two thousands.  He now lives & works in Montreal & has integrated himself into that city’s diverse musical culture.