Thus Owls put out one of my favourite albums of 2018,The Mountain That We Live Upon. They launched the album last September with a grand multidisciplinary performance at the Phi Centre during Pop Montreal. Keeping with this week’s theme of new, great video releases, this performance was captured by Kaveh Nabatian.
The performance included interactive sound and film installations and a concert with the six piece band, spread out within the crowd, with special features by renowned filmmaker Karl Lemieux (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) doing live super 8 film projections, and a solo by dancer/performer Hanako Hoshimi-Caines (Cullberg Ballet).
Montreal’s dark pearl Thus Owls, aka Swedish- Canadian couple Erika and Simon Angell latest album The Mountain That We Live Upon was recorded live off the floor at Hotel2Tango in Montreal, to capture the passion that exists in their powerful and dynamic live performances and features a collaboration with a 7 piece band. The core trio are Erika and Simon and drummer Samuel Joly (Marie- Pierre Arthur, Fred Fortin), joined by Laurel Sprengelmeyer (Little Scream), Nicolas Basque (Plants and Animals) and Michael Feuerstack (The Luyas) on guitar, on bass saxophone Jason Sharp, on bass Marc-Andre Landry and Emil Strandberg on trumpet.
The Mountain That We Live Upon, is out now and is the first release on Erika and Simon’s new independent label and artistic home; For The Living And The Dead.