Pondercast is for explorers – it guides you to the clouds for a mind-bending view. Laurie Brown (formerly of CBC’s The Signal) sparks some new thoughts as the soundscapes of Joshua Van Tassel help you ponder the night, being human, and, of course, music.
Beginning today, Killbeat Music has partnered with the team at Pondercast to bring you Ponderbeat, a series of special episodes featuring selections curated by Laurie Brown from some of Killbeat’s latest releases. Why Pondercast? We think the Pondercast sound and mindset are completely in sync with the artists we work with that it just makes perfect sense. If you don’t think so, check out their past episodes here.
The first Ponderbeat sees a tracklist that moves between the airy experiments of Bernice, the smouldering sounds of Charlotte Day Wilson, Jean-Michel Blais’ soaring compositions, Jeremy Dutcher’s progressive post-classical collaborations, and Donovan Woods’ ruminations on relationships (all of whom were recently nominated for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize). The full tracklist featuring many more artists for Ponderbeat Episode 1 can be found below.
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PONDERBEAT EPISODE 1 TRACKLIST
Reuben & The Dark - “Wildlife”
Bernice - “He’s The Moon”
Cowboy Junkies - “All That Reckoning, Part One”
Jeremy Dutcher - “Ultestakon” + “Eqpahak”
Rich Aucoin - “The Fear”
Kalle Mattson “Broken In Two”
Charlotte Day Wilson - “Falling Apart”
Jean-Michel Blais - “dans ma main”
Braids - “Burdock & Dandelion”
Donovan Woods - “Our Friend Bobby”
Jonas Bonnetta - “Seldom”