DOOMSQUAD, the psychedelic electronic dance music trio from Canada, are heading to Europe in the second half of May.
As part of their tour in support of debut album ‘Total Time’, the Toronto group are playing Brighton’s Great Escape festival and, on 26 May, London’s Moth Club.
Due for UK release on 29 April, ‘Total Time’ was written and recorded in the New Mexico desert with the siblings Trevor, Jaclyn, and Allie Blumas drawing inspiration from artists like Genesis P-Orridge, Tanya Tagaq, Richard Tuttle, and Georges Bataille.
The resulting nine tracks have been described as “dark, pulsating beats interspersed with hypnotic, incantatory jams” with songs like ‘Who Owns Noon in Sandusky’ and ‘Solar Ass’ “meant to lead you through a genderless experience of transition to owning time, losing time, and becoming timeless, while providing a platform for you to dance through your consciousness”.
On their return from New Mexico, the trio’s Toronto arts scene connections led to collaborations with the likes of legendary Canadian avant-garde singer Mary Margaret O’Hara, Fucked Up’s Mike Haliechuk, David Foster aka HUREN, Colin Fisher and Brandon Valdivia of free-jazz duo Not the Wind, Not the Flag, and Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh, who also produced and mixed the album.
The final piece of the ‘Total Time’ puzzle was Josh and Jesse Hasko of duo North America, who will be continuing their relationship with DOOMSQUAD as part of their touring band. See them at Moth Club on 26 May 2016.