BCH à L’Envers - 2012

by Burns / Caloia / Heward

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BCH à L’Envers, January 28, 2012
185 Van Horne, Montreal

2012 was a good time to get out of the house and go hear some fresh music in Montreal. BCH was a longstanding group whose music was cathartic, contemplative, uplifting, and rude. They were a good band to go hear if you didn't mind being surprised, energized, and involved in the music, and especially if you were up for a good time.

This is music of a room, for the people who showed up. It might be about anything that was present in the moment. Notice how the set begins. What do you hear before the band starts? There is not so much demarcation between the night and the music.

Chris, Nicolas, and John were at l'Envers a lot. They came to play and to listen, helped haul a piano off a forklift through a second story window, dj'd at parties, celebrated birthdays and a wedding, rehearsed, and generally stayed late to soak it in.

Listening to this recording on a warm January day in 2021, I can't stay inside, have to put on headphones and be outside. This is a social music, and though the trio restlessly pursue an aesthetic, the playing has steady warmth. Maybe it isn't the time to go to a show right now, but we've been invited somewhere mysterious, and its rudeness is soaked in love.
Ellwood Epps

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released May 19, 2020

Chris Burns - Guitar
Nicolas Caloia - Bass
John Heward - Drums

Presented by Ellwood Epps
Recorded by Mathieu Bélanger
Artwork - John Heward

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