By Alex HudsonIn addition to once fronting Toronto eclectics Deep Dark United, Alex Lukashevsky releases music under his own name, and later this month will put out his third solo disc. Entitled Too Late Blues, it will arrive on September 25 through Idée Fixe.
The album is a document of Lukashevsky's collaboration with Toronto vocalists Daniela Gesundheit (Snowblink, Bruce Peninsula) and Felicity Williams (Bahamas, Hobson's Choice), with whom he has performed as a trio since 2009.
A press release describes the album as "instrumentally minimalist" but displays a wide range of songwriting influences. These include "shades of folk, jazz, improv, and even calypso."
Get a taste of the album's unique sound by streaming the a cappella number "The Pie," the folk-jazz lament "Too Late Bues" and the tropical-tinged "Princess of Darkness" in the player at the bottom of this page.
Go here to purchase the album in either vinyl or digital formats. Scroll past the tracklist below to see Lukashevsky's upcoming live schedule, which is entirely based in Toronto.
Too Late Blues:
1. Burger King Jamaica 2. Adamant Wall 3. O Mutant! O Monster! 4. Simple-Hearted Thing 5. The Pie 6. Too Late Blues 7. Prince of Darkness 8. Princess of Darkness 9. The Eye 10. Fountain of Youth
9/27 Toronto, ON - Toronto Music Gallery * 10/26 Toronto, ON - Tranzac (Arakbaki Rock Fest: Benefit for Japan) ^ 11/17 Toronto, ON - The Music Gallery (Exclaim! Destination Out showcase)
* with Snowblink ^ with Sandro Perri, Warm Myth, the Weather Station ~ with Doom Squad, T H O M A S