The Uncoverables Podcast: Ida Toninato Interview

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Ida Toninato is a Montreal-based saxophone player who’s been involved with a great deal of different musical projects around town including La La Human Steps dance collective and supermusique.  We speak about her recent endeavors including her 2016 Kohlenstoff records release Strangeness is Gratitude and her upcoming presentation at SAT with her duo project Jane/Kin.  Also listen in for some new releases from Montreal and Toronto.

Playlist:

Eguiluz Trio-“Absolution” and “Noûs” from Ontologies

Ida Toninato-“Wanderers” from Strangeness is Gratitude and “To Go Toward More Light”

Ugly Beauties-“Strange Attractors” from Strange Attractors

2016 Review: Top 20 List (1-10)

p.s. this list has been running on CULT MTL for  couple weeks now

http://cultmontreal.com/2016/12/these-are-the-best-albums-of-2016/http://cultmontreal.com/2016/12/these-are-the-best-albums-of-2016/

1. Frank Ocean-Blonde 

Frank Ocean finally returns with a much more developed sound, one that clearly took all four of those years to craft.

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2. Jessy Lanza, Oh No

Jessy Lanza keeps things fun, but pushes limits in dance-pop with experimental song-writing and sound effects.

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3. Ida Toninato, Strangeness Is Gratitude

Toninato showcases her mastery of minimalism with an album that continues to enrich with each listen.

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4. Mitski, Puberty 2

Mitski struggles to keep her head above water in a harrowing emotional journey.

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5.Danny Brown, Atrocity Exhibition

Danny Brown provides a landscape as toxic as his xanax-induced lifestyle.

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6. Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman, Evan Parker, Ikue Mori, Miller’s Tale

Absence of drums and structured meter and drum set go unnoticed in one of the mosty exciting jazz releases of the year.

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7. Death Grips, Bottomless Pit

Death Grips add more to the greatest hits album with destructive ear worms.

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8. Solange, A Seat at the Table

Solange offers an in-depth glance at her life while also crafting plenty of stand-out singles.

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9. Okkyung Lee and Christian Marklay, Amalgam

Christian Marklay and Okkyung Lee capture the essence of improvised music with unique tools giving hope for the future.

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10. Aaron Lumley, Anabasis/Katabasis

One of Montreal’s most exciting improvisers holds his own with raw bass mastery.

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Ida Toninato-Strangeness is Gratitude_First Impressions

http://kohlenstoff.ca/album/strangeness-is-gratitude

Another album that came out recently on Kohlenstoff Records was that of Ida Toninato.  A Baritone Saxophone player with an ear for the avant garde, Toninato has put together something really beautiful that grabs your attention from the beginning and truly transports its observer to another dimension.  Minimalism is the root of it all but Toninato’s music just has a presence about it.  Really powerful stuff.

Highly Recommended

DB