why we love this

Thoughtful annotations on day-to-day routines. These songs-as-stories pose the everyday as an accumulation of instances that, through their cadence, offer a space for repose. Confines dissolve and allow room for the mind to wander.

about the record

Joseph Shabason, Matthew Sage, and Nicholas Krgovich form a pretty perfect triangle, musically and geographically. Based out of Toronto, Colorado, and Vancouver respectively, the three convened at Sage’s converted barn studio at the foot of the Rockies to diagram their kindred ability to extract grandeur from the most passable of life’s daily details.

On his own, saxophonist Joseph Shabason warps late 80s adult-contemporary and smooth jazz aesthetics into tidepools of fourth-worldly sound design that are infinitely more self-aware and emotionally honest than any of their distant reference points. M. Sage, in a parallel sense, blends his skills as an instrumentalist with synthesis and field recordings to create auditory reflections of the natural world that are as whimsical as they are profound. Sitting cozily between these two heartfelt experimentalists is singer Nicholas Krgovich, whose observational slice-of-life poetics paint a relatable face onto his collaborators’ calm expressionism, both guiding and highlighting its deep sense of affect.

The three artists’ fingerprints are equally visible across the album. There is soft textural detritus floating freely in the air, punctuated by glassy electric keys and rubberized basslines. The sparseness in the placement of all the elements leaves them subject to ghostly visitations from a whispery saxophone, and a gentle guitar that peers around the corners of Krgovich’s free-verse musings.

  1. 1 - Gloria 6:24
  2. 2 - Bruce 4:20
  3. 3 - Joe 4:42
  4. 4 - Old Man Song 3:52
  5. 5 - Don 3:56
  6. 6 - Patti 3:12
  7. 7 - Raoul 10:42
  8. 8 - Bridget 4:26

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  1. 1 - Gloria 6:24
  2. 2 - Bruce 4:20
  3. 3 - Joe 4:42
  4. 4 - Old Man Song 3:52
  5. 5 - Don 3:56
  6. 6 - Patti 3:12
  7. 7 - Raoul 10:42
  8. 8 - Bridget 4:26

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why we love this

Thoughtful annotations on day-to-day routines. These songs-as-stories pose the everyday as an accumulation of instances that, through their cadence, offer a space for repose. Confines dissolve and allow room for the mind to wander.

about the record

Joseph Shabason, Matthew Sage, and Nicholas Krgovich form a pretty perfect triangle, musically and geographically. Based out of Toronto, Colorado, and Vancouver respectively, the three convened at Sage’s converted barn studio at the foot of the Rockies to diagram their kindred ability to extract grandeur from the most passable of life’s daily details.

On his own, saxophonist Joseph Shabason warps late 80s adult-contemporary and smooth jazz aesthetics into tidepools of fourth-worldly sound design that are infinitely more self-aware and emotionally honest than any of their distant reference points. M. Sage, in a parallel sense, blends his skills as an instrumentalist with synthesis and field recordings to create auditory reflections of the natural world that are as whimsical as they are profound. Sitting cozily between these two heartfelt experimentalists is singer Nicholas Krgovich, whose observational slice-of-life poetics paint a relatable face onto his collaborators’ calm expressionism, both guiding and highlighting its deep sense of affect.

The three artists’ fingerprints are equally visible across the album. There is soft textural detritus floating freely in the air, punctuated by glassy electric keys and rubberized basslines. The sparseness in the placement of all the elements leaves them subject to ghostly visitations from a whispery saxophone, and a gentle guitar that peers around the corners of Krgovich’s free-verse musings.

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