Canadian Rifles Exorcises Isolation and Melancholia on “It’s Still Storming For Me”

Canadian Rifles, image courtesy the artist

“It’s Still Storming For Me,” the title to the new Canadian Rifles single, speaks a great deal for what you’re in for in the listening. Textured atmospheres like fog and gently falling, thick snow all at once drift in with a flowing thrum of low end. It reflects a kind of post-malaise exhaustion even as the feelings still run strong or the kind of discomforting resignation that life’s troubles are hitting you without letting up and you can’t put a nice face on it anymore but it’s not new enough for dramatic expressions of your frustration and pain. Fans of Tim Hecker’s Ravedeath, 1972 or Isorinne’s Speechless Malison will find much to like in the introspective, hazy melodies and soundscapes that externalize and exorcise isolated melancholia with a gentle yet powerful touch. Listen to “It’s Still Storming For Me” on Soundcloud and follow Canadian Rifles at the links provided.

Author: simianthinker

Editor, primary content provider for this blog. Former contributor to Westword and The Onion.

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