Jay Crocker is the mastermind behind such experiments as No More Shapes, the Polaris Music Prize-nominated Ghostkeeper and now, a new project dubbed JOYFULTALK. This innovative solo endeavour yielded MUUIXX in June; each track was created with homebuilt instruments and skilful patchwork, resulting in an inventive and peculiar composition.
The range of instruments at work is too vast to be simultaneously manned by one person, so Crocker often appears alongside Dicey Parks (Lab Coast) and Will Vandermuelen to give JOYFULTALK the technical ability to perform live. The trio brought their homemade noisemakers to Artscape Gibraltar Point in August to play a set at Camp Wavelength, and we captured the act for Exclaim! TV.
In this clip, JOYFULTALK and his guests perform the MUUIXX track "Pommel Horse." The session begins with droning ambience and a simple key-based melody, but soon swells with altered synths and oscillating rhythms.
Watch the session in the player below.
Filmed by Katherine Kwan and Roberto Granados-Ocon
Audio by Nash Bussieres
Edited by Katherine Kwan
Filmed at Artscape Gibraltar Point in Toronto, ON