Following last year’s visit by Tindersticks, Kino Šiška will be draped in velvety darkness by none other than Timber Timbre! The Canadians are regarded as masters of cinematic soundscapes, so it comes as no surprise their music was also featured in one of the best TV series of all time, Breaking Bad. In Ljubljana, they’ll present their latest album, the critically acclaimed Sincerely, Future Pollution. Touring with them is acclaimed British free jazz musician Chris Cundy.
For over ten years, Timber Timbre has tirelessly explored the shadowy corners of folk and rock, looking at them through a different lens with each new record, whether it’s 1950s doo wop, 1960s folk or 1970s country. Their songs resonate with hints of Leonard Cohen, Tindersticks, Damien Jurado, Kurt Vile and Father John Misty, but regardless of the decade the group finds itself in, the common threads of its musical expression are a confident sound, the sultry vocals of frontman Taylor Kirk, and dark sensibilities.
On this year’s Sincerely, Future Pollution, released via City Slang Records, Timber Timbre remain steadfast in evolving and developing their own sound. This time around, they enhanced the new songs with an array of prototype electronics found in the French mansion where they were recording. The end product is their interpretation of 1980s synth pop, as well as an angry response to the political changes of recent years – or, in the words of Drowned in Sound, “an unexpected joy in which to relish the impending political slime approaching us”, with the Lynchian scenery of the album finding inspiration in David Bowie, Nick Cave and Roxy Music. And in late September, you’ll have the chance to hear for yourself that the band’s new direction wasn’t just a good move but a great one, as Paste Magazine wrote exuberantly.
Self-taught musician Chris Cundy started busking as early as 14 years of age, and has expanded his instrumental mastery from the bass clarinet to saxophones and other unusual woodwinds. In addition to his solo work, which includes writing music for the theatre, he regularly collaborates and tours with world-class musicians such as Moby, Lisa Hannigan, Guillemots, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Vieux Farke Touré and Fatoumata Diawara.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.