Published Sep 24, 2009Toronto, ON's non-idiomatic, experimentally minded Rat Drifting label usually releases records in batches. In past interviews, head Drifter Eric Chenaux has explained that he favours this strategy in order to concentrate his promotional resources, and it's always fun to have a million things flying at you at once.
Well, the latest round of releases is scheduled to come out in late January/early February. The discs are by the Nightjars (Chenaux and Jason Benoit), the playfully insane Alison Cameron Band, highly regarded jazz ensemble Drumheller and, most intriguingly, the the Reveries, taking on the music of Sade in their inimitable, drooly, garbled fashion with their latest effort.
But fans of one of Canada's most internationally renowned labels for challenging music need not wait that long for new music: Bassist Rob Clutton releases his second solo bass CD, entitled Suchness Monster, on September 26 with a release party at the Holy Oak Café in Toronto.