Eight Moments Of Spring is the kaleidoscopic new album from Montréal-via-Saskatoon’s Dumb Angel. Essentially a vehicle for the music of singer-songwriter Shaun Mason, as Dumb Angel he has etched out a distinct place for himself in the Canadian music spectrum with a compelling blend of folk and psychedelia.
Mason draws inspiration as much from the work of 1960s and 70s folk singer-songwriters such as Nick Drake and Bert Jansch as he does from the 1990s British neo-psychedelia of Slowdive and Spiritualized, seamlessly fusing these in fluences - via droning fi nger-picked guitar, ethereal reverb-soaked vocal harmonies, and shimmering, meditative arrangements - into what perhaps can only be described as ‘space folk’.
Recorded with Jace Lasek (of The Besnard Lakes) at Montreal’s Breakglass Studios, Eight Moments Of Spring is the fi rst Dumb Angel album to step outside of the sparse guitar- and vocal-based framework of previous albums, and features the addition of drums, piano and bass. The new full band lineup works to heighten the transcendent, blissful qualities and dynamic subtleties of Mason’s music, while maintaining the hushed, melodic, hypnotic center that has become his trademark. While often compared to Sun Kil Moon and Great Lake Swimmers, Dumb Angel stands apart, charting its own unique, luminous musical explorations.
Intensely personal, yet profoundly universal, refl ections on friendship, love, and the passage of time slowly unfold throughout Eight Moments Of Spring, as Mason shares eight gorgeous, gently drifting musical insights into his heart and mind. Eight Moments Of Spring is available now on Clamour Records.
B R O K E N G L A S S
APRIL 7, 2015
T O U R D A T E S
Friday 23 January 2015
Dumb Angel with Palm trees and Beautiful UFO
The Artful Dodger Cafe & Music Emporium, Regina, SK, Canada
Saturday 24 January 2015
Dumb Angel with Palm Trees and Revenge of the Trees
Handsome Daughter, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Friday 13 February 2015
Dumb Angel with 36?, Revenge of the Trees, and Rick Reid
Palomino Smokehouse & Social Club, Calgary, AB, Canada
Saturday 14 February 2015
Dumb Angel with Rick Reid & The Nervous Wrecks
Filthy Mcnasty’s, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Friday 20 February 2015
Dumb Angel with Snake River and Ride Til Dawn
The German Club, Regina, SK, Canada
Saturday 21 February 2015
Dumb Angel with Ride Til Dawn and Rick Reid &
The Nervous Wrecks
Vangelis Tavern, Saskatoon, SK, Canada