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When I first asked Angad to do an album with me, he told me he wasn't a musician, which for puncti is kind of a plus; no tricks or learned go-tos to challenge, instead, a listener, forced to make music. He released one track through soundcloud a long time ago, and which he plagiarized, renamed and posted as his own. It got taken down, but I'd say Angad was just a little early for the party. He is kindhearted, funny, and extremely interesting, combined with a healthy amount of humility - through the inbox of, meet Angad Sharma. August 2018

I first felt Anna Mayberry(ANAMAI, HSY) as an intangible force projecting through and beyond HSY. She punctured me, but wouldn't let me go, and i wanted more, more, more! puncti is the singular of punctum, a Latin word which by and through Roland Barthes' definition, is something in a piece of art (he uses photography) that punctures our inner selves and holds us there, waiting, captivated, our emotional and subconscious states delightfully anticipatory. This project is dedicated to experimentation to find, create, and explore that feeling. "Blood On The Diving Board" features Anna exploring a borrowed synth, and emotionally shredding on a Wurlizter. Meanwhile, I'm focusing on making creepy sounds with my voice, pocket operating, and basking in Anna shredding. In the post production process we created these beautifully ethereal and hypnotic eight tracks. Enjoy, dear listener. featuring the consonant force of ANAMAI July 2018 Blood On The Diving Board

Choice puncti picks for your enjoyment! 16 albums can seem like a daunting endeavor to pick out of, so I chose one favourite from each release and put them together on a convenient 16 track album. The final track, featuring Peter Pomerantsev's Granta article, "Why We're Post-Fact" was recorded in the concrete pedestrian tunnels in NW Calgary, AB. June 2018 Sweet, Sweet Sixteen

Katie Lee (Saccharine) is a ridiculously talented individual who is currently pursuing a career in architecture. If you haven't met her already, look out for her, because she is brilliant, concise, and (I feel) super important for a brighter future. Her skills are numerous, and since I only eliminated one (no keyboard) during our session, her other talents and acute ear really make this album glimmer. Quainze is a study in layers and related scales. Guitar over bass over bass over guitar, chorused and ping ponged, Quainze strums us into a meditative state, creeping up and down the circular spiral staircase of our psyches. Timing is always to be messed with by Puncti, but Katie ensures a solid pulse throughout the 4 tracks. Dancing with us on top of everything are earworm melodies and borg references to The Knife. We end surfing twisty tubes into the sunset. With the complex genius of Katie Lee May 2018 Quainze

With his autoharp and sampler, and I with my pocket operator and monotribe, Andrew and I found out the music we were to make together: a tad medieval, a little scary (according to andrew) and definitely experimental, we bring to you, dear listener, Quartz Hour Shining Sphere. This album is all about atmosphere and texture: we bring together the sounds of 1896 with the sounds of 2016, and travel to a new place and time where electronic impulses traverse a strange dark island whose inhabitants, mourning the loss of their disco ball, ask blessings from a mysterious soft skull. With the complex genius of Andrew McConnell April 2018 Quartz Hour Shining Sphere

Greg Debicki, aka Woulg, is a powerhouse of ingenuity, skill, and experimentation. His work challenges and pushes the edges of what is already perceived as impossible, but without sacrificing his own undeniable and irresistible groove. His sample and plug-in choices (including all the devices he has made and you can get on his bandcamp!) are very precise, but unexpected and extremely poignant in his sound. Woulg is gonna take over the world! "equivalent to the sum of six and seven; one more than twelve, or seven less than twenty" is a multi-faceted study in interlocking time signatures and ciphers. March 2018 equivalent to the sum of six and seven one more than twelve or seven less than twenty

Finally, opening the balcony door to my studio isn't painful, it's nice!! As Ora does what she calls 'turkey singing', I provide an ambient, albeit ominous, landscape for her turkey to explore. Claiming she doesn't play violin well, Ora proves herself wrong, extracting opalescent wails from her violin. Together, we harmonize our sighs, moans, cries of sadness still lingering from the darkness that is February in Montreal. Together, we find a comfortable place within this bitter nostalgia, making sure to remind ourselves and you, dear listener, to laugh in the face of fear! To laugh in the face of anxiety! To laugh in the face of a music scene where the musicians know the least about what's going on! To laugh in the face of pre-apocalyptic late capitalism! And while you're laughing, record it, reverse it, paulstretch it, warp it, heck, try a resonator (my fav is berlin) and see if it still resonates with you. Featuring the musical and post-production prowess of Ora Cogan February 2018 twelfe

Throughout the high frequencies (sorry/not sorry) and classic rock jokes, it's undeniable: Piper Curtis is a serious musician. For one, taking electro-acoustics in university is badass af, and two, Piper is serious about experimentation, and knows how to do it really well. . Track 1 is a study in Hz: Piper generated sine waves of 60 Hz, 600 Hz and 6000 Hz. I generated sine waves of 40 Hz, 400 Hz and 4000 Hz. We then played with the levels of each wave, and later on in the track, I add a 4 Hz wave that soundn't be audible (to humans at least) but as I increase its level the undertones of the two waves interacting come out in a "wHopwHopwHopwHop". Track 2 is us playing with samplerates, specifically 8 Khz. We attempt to sing at that frequency, and in a way, glitch the recording. "A fun and exciting trip to the mountains ends abruptly" is set to the percussion of Piper and I trying pretty hard to break a nalgene water bottle. It didn't break. By the end of the album we were getting pretty nostalgic and bratty, so we went way back and ran vocals through her childhood fisher-price tape recorder, doing kareoke over things that sounded like springsteen. Then this one banging track that sounded nothing like springsteen came on, and we danced. more info on subharmonics featuring the experimental genius of piper curtis January 2018 twelfe

A N N E O M S O T I A L G I A n. nostalgia for a time you've never known n. 1770, "severe homesickness" (considered as a disease), Modern Latin (cf. French nostalgie, 1802), coined 1668 by Johannes Hofer, as a rendering of German heimweh, from Greek algos "pain, grief, distress" (see -algia ) + nostos "homecoming," from PIE *nes- "to return safely home" (cf. Old Norse nest "food for a journey," Sanskrit nasate "approaches, joins," German genesen "to recover," Gothic ganisan "to heal," Old English genesen "to recover"). Transferred sense (the main modern one) of "wistful yearning for the past" first recorded 1920. 0/1 = the new that comes from in between December 2017 0/1

As with every puncti session, one of the symptoms of on-your-feet recording/collaboration is this sense of comfortable playfulness, this almost incessant willingness to push the idea further, wrestling (depending on your ability to meditate by playing music) with the hesitation that it's the wrong move, that another idea, potentially-yet-to-arrive, is going to swoop in and take the show, and you won't be able to grasp it. I say live without that regret. Explore all the ideas, whether it ends up becoming a six hour meditation to ".., kipper come!", or a three second rhyme you needed to say aloud. Pick up that piece of paper you just walked by and look at it like you want to! Read the article that you scrolled by but looks interesting! Listen to this album if you like childhood pets and stuffed animals! In all seriousness though, 999 is a representation of the many facets and explorations of Brett Howie: at times beautifully melodic, at times carnivalesque (both literary and literal), at times hypnotic, but always playful. with Brett Howie November 2017 999