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punctï ("pronounced punk-tie") is a monthly collaborative experimental project where I invite artists to produce an album with me. I consider each album an etude into sound manipulation, as well as into interpersonal and intimate interaction. Composition, recording, and overdubbing are done in a single session. Post-production is done in another session, roughly the same length of time as the first. The album covers feature childhood photos of the collaborating artists; this project is all about reclaiming that childhood joy and wonder, without all the learned insecurity. When performing punctï, I channel a disenchanted office worker in an absurdist satire whose movements trigger (and are choreographed to) samples, stems, and full tracks from her discography. For booking and other inquiries: punctimusic at gmail.com

At first, I was in awe of Kelsie Hjorleifson--she had barely started drumming and already had metronome precision, along with a budding art practice which produces very friendly and engaging pieces (I like her leather painting and use of astroturf the best). She joined forces with dearest Nyssa Brown, a previous puncti collaborator, and two other fiery ladies to produce Hag Face, a wonderfully grating beyond punk outfit (and one of my FAVOURITE bands). After their disbanding, Kelsie moved to Montreal, played in a lot of amazing bands, and just as she is moving away, I caught her for a session! We bring you, dear listener, "The World Of The Day Is Petrichor", a collection of syncopated moments between Kelsie and I, involving a beautiful Yamaha synth, my trusty Pocket Operators, and a delicious Volca Beats. Put this on, make a hot beverage and relax however you like as the petrichor of pre-spring-spring washes over you from the snow removal trucks. released February 28, 2019 featuring the intuitive and giggling Kelsie Hjorleifson February 2019 The Word Of The Day Is Petrichor

Growing up in Calgary, it's a weird atmosphere, and makes for some insanely talented weirdos, especially as they develop and grow their practice. One of my favourite shows in Calgary featured Jevon screaming overtop of acoustic guitar, in the middle of a bill featuring four different genres. He definitely stole the show that night, and continues to do so now, in Montreal and abroad. Yao Guai Cave, aka Jevon Voon, is an unbelievably talented artist. He appeals to infinite tastes while somehow preserving and developing the Yao Guai Cave sound. His care and precision in production is both intimidating and inspiring, which in my humble opinion is the best kind of art. Take A Chance, You're Capable is an etude into production processes - watching and exchanging tracks with Jevon showed me so many things that I have yet to learn. Maybe I impressed him somehow too, here's hoping ;). We both processed the MIDI track for "Whatcha Waiting For", enjoy both versions! Between making ridiculously good tracks, Yao Guai Cave also does mixes on n10.as. So does Katie Lee, a previous puncti collaborator, as EEJUNGMI. Damn, n10.as is lucky to broadcast their talent, and I'm super lucky to know and have collaborated with both of them. with Yao Guai Cave September 2018 Take A Chance, You're Capable

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 midnightcobra97@gmail.com, meet Angad Sharma. August 2018 midnightcobra97@gmail.com

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