Tag: Failure

Failure’s magic ratio

Failure’s magic ratio

For Greg Edwards, one half of the creative duo behind Failure, contrast is key. Quite simply, he says, if he and partner Ken Andrews come up with something that sounds uplifting musically, it needs to be offset with some lyrical darkness. And if the lyrics have any sense of hope, then the edges of the music need to be sharpened. […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 12th Gig Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 12th Gig Picks

Maybe it was a good idea for the Bluesfest organizers to move the time slots a couple hours later. After a fantastic few days of music, the little bit more rest was needed. Fortunately, tomorrow is an off day! Tonight, Bluesfest favourites Blue Rodeo are the headliners. As such, prepare for one massive campfire outing with the Canadian legends. But […]

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Let it fall, let it go: Into Failure’s dark heart

Let it fall, let it go: Into Failure’s dark heart

Article written by Steven Fouchard (retired) Failure’s The Heart is a Monster ends with “Segue 9”, the last of six sound pieces interspersed throughout. It takes you into an oppressively industrial (post-apocalyptic?), dank space. It’s almost unbearably nightmarish. Until the beat kicks in. It would be foolish to try and reduce this album, and this band, down to any one thing […]

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