Once calling a small hive in Halifax home, now twin sisters Sari and Romy Lightman make cloak-and-dagger pop music as Tasseomancy in Montreal. When they made folk music, it was the type to go slithering over graves, or to heal a burnt forest black and fallow. The music now sits closer to art-pop with gothic touches and unlikely inductions. Centred around the Lightmans’ lucid vocal patterning and suffused with weighty ambience, Tasseomancy’s music bears a soft touch of familiarity while remaining unmistakably their own. A new LP, Palm Wine Revisited, is slated for a May release on Toronto’s Healing Power Records, and so we wait with trembling energy the invocations to come.
Gift From God
Is a question: what does it sound like just now? Consider the difference between ‘found sound’ and ‘sound being found’. These are the sound scavengers who work like lightning, know nothing of the past and future. Lindsay Dobbin (Broken Deer), Elizabeth Johnson (MILKBAG) and Kira Daube (Class Club) only know The Present. The Gift From God.
Sunday, May 24th | 2:00pm
Halifax Music Co-op (2107 Brunswick St..)
Free coffee by General Cafe
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