CKUT volunteers point the telescope way back.
Check out an audio collage celebrating the talents of DJs, musicians and lyricists whose output shaped a sound peculiar to the cultural crossroads of Montreal.
The story of Montréal’s IKO fits within a familiar narrative: a single release followed by a few decades of dormancy, awaiting acclaim that would come long overdue.
Elusive minimal synth duo Ceramic Hello, consisting of Roger Humphreys and ex-Spoons keyboardist Brett Wickens, had a short and mysterious run as a band.
We found this gem of a record digging through an odd cranny of the music office.
This blogger heard rumours about (very in-famous) Montreal punk Shlonk! around the CKUT hallways while looking for some diversity in the male-dominated 80s-90s cassette section.
Composed of Montreal natives Martin Dumais and Daniel Langlois, Odds is a noise project from the early days of the Montreal electronic avant-garde underground.
Blakey’s solo beats down like the desert sun, cymbals chiming with the breeze. The rest of the album restates and expands on tones and themes first presented, a true bop classic.
This old country blues seems to suit any occasion well, particularly hot Montreal summers.
This piece of Canadian music history compiles songs from a multitude of Halifax bands approaching their fourth decade.