MC


REDEEM DOWNLOAD CODE

If you received a download code in a vinyl you purchased, you can redeem it for your download here.


LOGIN

Login with your existing account.

Forgot Password

CREATE ACCOUNT

Create an account to purchase items.

cover
LP $23.25

06/07/2019

TER 057 


Flute, congas, bass, drums, guitar and clavinet; this unconventional arrangement of instruments intertwine to form the debut album by BADGE EPOQUE ENSEMBLE—a group of creative improvisers assembled to perform new, largely instrumental compositions by MAXIMILLIAN "TWIG" TURNBULL—formerly SLIM TWIG (DFA Records). Badge employs an eclectic cast of characters from the Toronto underground music scene, whose combined experience would take pages to spell out. It includes stints accompanying songwriters ANDY SHAUF and MARKER STARLING, outfitting heavies BLOOD CEREMONY and BIBLICAL, and respective careers spent gigging Django-jazz and the classical cannon. Badge’s distinctive sound arises from the diversity of these musical exploits, creating a palpable chemistry well captured on the live-tracked songs that form the group’s self-titled debut. Part of this crucial chemistry can be attributed to the fact that four of the six players in the Ensemble have been at the core of the live, U.S. GIRLS band, a group that has scorched stages internationally over the past year and was hailed by Paste magazine as the best live band of 2018. While it may call to mind an improbable collision between psych-era Stevie Wonder and the whimsically dark, Fantastic Planet score, it is clear we are operating in a post Wu-Tang paradigm. If a crate of library, tropicalia, prog and electric jazz records were flattened into a single 12” and then fed into a sampler, we might approximate the process.

Related Items

cover

Badge Epoque Ensemble

Nature, Man & Woman
Telephone Explosion
cover

Teenanger

Good Time
Telephone Explosion
cover

New Fries

Is The Idea Of Us
Telephone Explosion
cover

Scott Hardware

Engel
Telephone Explosion
cover

Mariangela

Mariangela
Telephone Explosion
cover

Pantayo

Pantayo
Telephone Explosion
cover

Roach, Steve

Quiet Music 1
Telephone Explosion
cover

Roach, Steve

Quiet Music 2
Telephone Explosion
cover

Roach, Steve

Quiet Music 3
Telephone Explosion
cover

Deliluh

Beneath The Floor
Telephone Explosion
cover

Ethier, Andre

Croak In The Weeds
Telephone Explosion
cover

Deliluh

Oath Of Intent
Telephone Explosion