June 10, 2007
Apostle of Hustle & Tanya Tagaq, Fuse, CBC Radio, 27 May 2007 rebroadcast
The most successful instances of Fuse, one of the best shows currently produced the Mother Corp, are, in my mind, are the ones which pair one of my favourite bands with something strange and wonderful (see Ohbijou and Kids on TV). Another case in point is the session below: the amazing Apostle of Hustle paired with the throat singer Tanya Tagaq. The sound of throat singing is utterly unique. It is haunting, evocative, and amazingly it complements the Cuban-inspired sound employed by Andrew Whiteman. Tagaq’s vocal contributions are subtle (but quite beautiful) at first, but at 5:45 into the first song, you know that there is something special afoot. What unfolds over the three songs, in which the artists freely improvise, moves from lovely to haunting to terrifying to beautiful and back again. The songs are epic, magnificent, and probably unlike anything else in your music collection. Strange? Yes, this is certainly not your average indie rock fare. Wondeful? Most definitely so.
Apostle of Hustle & Tanya Tagaq, Fuse, CBC Radio, 27 May 2007 (rebroadcast)
PS – I somehow forgot to mention that Apostle of Hustle will be playing the Wolfe Island Music Festival on August 11th, a grievious oversight. Get your tickets online through Maple Music. They will also be available at a number of spots around Kingston soon (check the website for details). They are gonna be snapped up pretty quick so make sure you get them soon.