Distance Bullock Last Best Brewing & Distillery, Calgary AB, January 29

Distance Bullock Last Best Brewing & Distillery, Calgary AB, January 29
Photo: Chris Gee
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Armed with a loop pedal, electric cello and guitar, local multi-instrumentalist Distance Bullock enraptured his audience yesterday evening (January 29). Bullock has a powerful voice that is rough around the edges, and as he began to sing an unnamed cover at the beginning of his set, it was difficult to anticipate what was to come. He layered instrumental harmonies on guitar with his cello before build a full soundscape fleshed out by distorted vocals.
 
Pieces of Bullock's voice came together to form a haunting chorus, which heightened the drama on songs such as "Arizona," whose imagery and eerie sound reminded one of Bat for Lashes. His honesty and the limited amount of instruments he had onstage allowed Bullock to create tracks that were equally stark and full of wonder, as he built a wall of sound via loops.