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Long Spun Thread
  • Artist: Gabe Levine
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC: 884502772753
  • Item #: SRD277275
  • Genre: Folk
  • Release Date: 10/5/2010
  • This product is a special order
  • Rank: 1000000000
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Price: $16.76
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Long Spun Thread on CD

Gabe Levine has roots in the Montreal music scene, where he led experimental-country act Sackville (1994-2002) and was a founding member of avant-Yiddish collective Black Ox Orkestar (2000-2007), both affiliated with Constellation Records. Now based in Toronto, his music continues to experiment with folk forms and traditions, blending them with creative songwriting and striking arrangements. 'Levine arranges his group like a wayward laboratory where each member adds subtle creations of sound to the ongoing flow. The result is at times starkly beautiful, but just as often icily transfixing, stalled in slow motion.' (NME) New disc Long Spun Thread is the fruit of a year-long collaboration between singer-songwriter Gabe Levine and producer Sandro Perri (well-known for his own songwriting as well as his electro project Polmo Polpo). Levine and Perri have gathered some of Toronto's finest improvising musicians for an album of intricate, folk-inflected experimental pop. Blending Krautrock beats, woozy soul keyboards, fingerpicked guitar, fragile harmonies and soaring strings and horns, each of these ten songs creates it's own sound-world to flesh out Levine's introspective and elliptical songwriting. Inspired by artists as diverse as Curtis Mayfield, Caetano Veloso, Michael Hurley and Arthur Russell, Levine and Perri combine classic song-forms with layers of sonic inventiveness, creating a music full of circular movement, wandering melodies and infectious rhythms. The players on Long Spun Thread are some of the most creative on the Toronto scene, comfortable in folk, jazz, experimental, improvised, and indie pop contexts, drawn from bands like Canaille, Muskox, Charms, Timber Timbre, Steamboat, Piege, Not The Wind Not The Flag and others. Their sensitivity, energy and inventiveness infuse Long Spun Thread with a joyful, community spirit, complementing Levine's songwriting and Perri's production. Long Spun Thread will be available online (all major sites), via mail-order and in selected Canadian independent stores on October 1, 2010. For more information: gabelevinemusic@gmail.com CREDITS Produced and mixed by Sandro Perri Featuring: Gabe Levine (vocals, guitars), Jesse Levine (organ, rhodes), Mike Smith (bass, string arrangements), Jessica Moore (banjo, vocals), Jay Anderson (drums), Brandon Valdivia (drums), Sandro Perri (synths), Julia Collins (violin), Mika Posen (viola), Nick Storring (cello) and Jeremy Strachan (flute and sax). all songs by Gabe Levine recorded by James Anderson at 6 Nassau (Toronto) additional recording by Sandro Perri mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market (Montreal) album artwork by Anna Silverstein © 2010.