Glissandro 70
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“Glissandro 70 is wonderfully, increasingly thrilling… its songs bringing alive these worlds of abstractness and specificity. It draws you in with its pounding heart, hypnotic phrasing and sheer refusal to settle into anything resembling stasis.”
Plan B

“Perri and Dunsmuir…playfully plunder, appropriate and recombine multiple idioms, sliding from one to another with a pan-cultural finesse and perspicacity.”
Signal to Noise

“[A] perfect balance between enjoyability and experimentation.”
Drowned in Sound

“This is engaging, warm experimental music that borders on the gorgeous; it creates its textures seemingly organically and lets them float, hover, drive, and dance unhurriedly toward the listener.”
All Music

“It's the collusion of rhythm and shimmer and repetition, pushing post-rock Jazzism into deconstructed Afropop territory… It’s sweet, simple, poetic.”
Outside Left

“A great album for those fans of fun, loose experimental music who aren't afraid of a little world-beat in the mix.”
Left Hip Magazine

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Beginning in summer 2003 as a one-off commission for audio weblog Muted Tones (from which opening track “Something” is excerpted and re-edited), this debut record is the result of two years of intermittent collaboration between Toronto’s Sandro Perri (Polmo Polpo, Continuous Dick) and Craig Dunsmuir (Guitarkestra). Produced by Perri with Dunsmuir and written by Dunsmuir with Perri, this five-song full-length circles at the intersection of pop song and extended dub, cribbed lyric and wordless chant, odd meter and straight beat. Playful nods to dance music’s misfit past both direct (the use of chanted quotes from Model 500 and Talking Heads) and secondhand (“Analogue Shantytown”‘s debt to Arthur Russell and Walter Gibbons) are kept in check by Dunsmuir and Perri’s respective rhythmic and timbral acuities, ensuring that this is no mere exercise in exorcism. The paper-and-glue collage of the album’s cover art suitably riffs on a glossy West End disco jacket of a quarter-century ago, rendering it instead as DIY bedroom cut-and-paste. The music within perfectly reflects this aesthetic: an exuberant home-studio celebration of airbrushed, pastel-coloured 80s dance music, with an emphasis on the trancey, guitar-driven, afrobeat- and dub-inflected strains of said era.

Release date: 6 March 2006 (Europe), 20 March 2006 (rest of world)
Running time: 36:27

1. Something
2. Analogue Shantytown
3. Bolan Muppets
4. Portugal Rua Rua
5. End West

Craig Dunsmuir: various instruments
Sandro Perri: various instruments

Recorded in various locations and mixed at the Honey Pot in Toronto by Sandro Perri with Craig Dunsmuir. Mastered at Grey Market in Montreal by Harris Newman.