The LeBrain Train: 2000 Words or More with Mike Ladano & Robert Daniels
Episode 113 – The Seagram Synth Ensemble
Please give a warm welcome to James Reesor, Dave Klassen, and James Dowbiggen — otherwise known as the Seagram Synth Ensemble! This trio of talented musicians first came to our attention with their excellent 2019 LP, No Moving Air. Not only did the vinyl look great, but it sounded amazing. No Moving Air is a soundtrack, or soundscape, of synth excellence, taking the listener on a journey.
Now the trio is back with a new (sold out!!) single called “Ephem” and, well folks, there’s no other word for it besides “innovation”. The guys have not only come out with a new song, but also a new format. It comes in the form of a small black box about the size of a guitar effects pedal. Plug in a 9-Volt battery and a pair of headphones, and you can hear “Ephem” …but not forever! It’s not just a song, but also a piece of art designed to make a point about listening with intent. Music is instant and disposable these days, so the guys decided to say something about it with this project. We will find out all about that, and much more tonight on the LeBrain Train.
Joining me for our first joint interview together will be Robert Daniels from Visions In Sound. I can’t wait to hear his thoughts on the Seagram Synth Ensemble.