Braids hails originally from Calgary and is currently a trio based out of Montreal. This for me was just one of those instant ear worms… props to Jian Ghomeshi and CBC’s Q for introducing me to this song a couple of months back. Lovely ethereal female vocals over a supple bed of electronica with a complex percussive undercarriage and all sorts of nuanced details orchestrating overhead, alternately surfacing, dancing and disappearing in mysterious majesty. Don’t know what it’s all about thematically but that’s just fine - oddly, it’s both dead-serious and potently sublime. Great tune; you can find it on 2013’s Flourish//Perish.
Posted by Max MacDonald