Posts tagged with "Shaking Box Music"

Week in Review #113

April 9, 2016

Week in Review #113 FFFoxy Podcast #76 “I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather over the past few days, so hopefully the talk breaks don’t sound even more scatterbrained than usual on this episode. I wanted to keep things on track with the podcast, though, this time focusing mostly on a bunch of newer music... 

Weekend Baking: Liz’s 2015

January 20, 2016

Weekend Baking: Liz’s 2015 2015 was an especially busy year for me; between starting a new full-time job and weekend baking gig, playing with my band (The Furr), and my freelance design work, I had far less opportunity to write for Decoder than I would’ve liked. That’s why I felt that doing a “best of”... 

Ashley Soft – ‘Leave’

August 21, 2015

Ashley Soft – ‘Leave’ Last year, Calgary’s Shaking Box Music released an EP by Clarke Macleod’s Ashley Soft project; Macleod has since expanded the lineup to include drummer Andrew Hume (Pale Lobo) and guitarist Devin Friesen (Bitter Fictions). The newly-formed trio recorded Leave directly to tape last winter... 

Friesen/Waters Duo – FW

February 5, 2014

Friesen/Waters Duo – FW I know Devin Friesen as a DJ and contributor to a variety of independent music reviews, as well for being the dude behind Shaking Box Music and his own distorted guitar project Bitter Fictions. I confess until hearing this new collaboration, I knew saxophonist Nate Waters much less, but I’m glad... 

D.F. – Pitch Dark: DECOMPOSITION concréte

September 11, 2013

D.F. – Pitch Dark: DECOMPOSITION concréte Pitch Dark is the latest jawn from, as far as I can tell, Devin Friesen (here listed as D.F.), the Calgary-based gent behind the Bitter Fictions project, whose latest self-titled release we described as consisting of “slow-burning guitar work with intentional composition and intricate layering.”... 

Bitter Fictions – “Bitter Fictions”

August 6, 2013

Bitter Fictions – “Bitter Fictions” The best guitar albums are those created by musicians with their own vision, and on Bitter Fictions‘ self-titled LP, Devin Friesen is developing his own musical vision; one that nods to guitar greats such as Roy Montgomery, Alan Licht, or even Thurston Moore, but also clearly has it’s own...