TORONTO-BASED COLLECTIVE MNISOTA RELEASE DEBUT EP S/T
ALBUM FEATURES GUEST PERFORMANCES BY TANIKA CHARLES, ZAKI IBRAHIM, MICHAEL RAULT, AND SAUL WILLIAMS
Toronto, ON – December 1, 2017 – Today, Toronto-based ambient experimental/rock/electronic textured collective, MNISOTA, release their debut EP titled, S/T. Produced by renowned producers, Mike Rocha, King Britt, and Adam Fujiki, the six-track album features an impressive roster of guest artists. Listen to the EP here.
An amalgam of musicians, producers and filmmakers, MNISOTA, can be found at the intersection of art and enterprise, reality and contradiction. Comprised of five core musicians – Damien Smith, Josh Hansen, Dave Guenette, Mookie Morris and Fayola Leach (DJ Loqenz) – the group defines their unique sound as collectively achieved through collaboration and creative blending.
"We're incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by so many talented artists and collaborators,” the group comments. "S/T has been a long time coming and we're thrilled to finally share this collection of works with everyone."
S/T showcases soundscapes fused with eclectic melodies and unique instrumentation. Its list of guest performers including acclaimed, South-African/Canadian, Zaki Ibrahim, and Juno award nominee, Tanika Charles, on feature track, Sound That Nothing Made – a pulsing, hauntingly beautiful song that builds tensions within a linear motif, lead by Ibrahim and backed with the soulful textures of Charles. Pirates Blend alumni, Michael Rault, (Wick Records/Daptones), lends his signature voice on No Hurry – a trudging, half-time feel 6/8. And legendary poet/actor/musician, Saul Williams, is featured on the six minute long closing track, The Farm – an apocalyptic drone, narrated by Williams' poetry, accompanied by the soaring, cinematic vocals of Ibrahim.
Tracks have already been making their way on to the silver screen as well, with film placements including The Farm in Anisia Uzeyman’s feature length fillm, DREAMSTATES (2016), Palace Arms in Charles Officer's short sci-fi drama, The Truth About Rainbows, and 16v8 in Officer's produced short drama, 100 Musicians.
2. Palace Arms
4. Sound That Nothing Made (Feat. Zaki Ibrahim & Tanika
5. No Hurry (Feat. Michael Rault)
6. The Farm (Feat. Saul Williams & Zaki Ibrahim)
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About Pirates Blend:
Pirates Blend is a Toronto-based record label, management and artist services company supporting a diverse line up of Canadian and International acts including: Saul Williams, A Tribe Called Red, Young Empires, Michael Rault, Zaki Ibrahim and Greys, amongst others. Visit www.piratesblend.com