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Dumb Angel, Megan Nash and Mike Edel at Vangelis
October 1, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Giving the tag “Folk Rock” a good name, Shaun Mason AKA Dumb Angel breathes life into a sound that has been nearly kicked to death by an endless parade of indie-chancers and miserablists. If Dennis Wilson jammed with ‘Wish You Were Here;-era Pink Floyd, ‘Broken Glass’ would be the result, born into bright waves and drifting far from shore. Harmonies for days, Shaun and his group open the windows wide and step into that breeze. You’ll either get it or you won’t. Like John Lee Hooker, he’s singing “for the people who feel the same way I (sic) do”.
“There’s injury and an-open, perversely inviting sadness that reminds one of Elliot Smith. She has a Canadian charm, not unlike Serena Ryder. She has an audacious femininity, like Martha Wainwright. Her songs have some groove and northern darkness, kind of like Sondre Lerche.” – Assiniboia Times
With his debut The Last Of Our Mountains, Edel has learned that home, love and youthfulness are neither innocent nor simple. Born in rural Alberta, his youth was spent between rocky mountains and vast wheat fields. These landscapes shaped the album; a sharp and urgent collection of 8 songs that give way to the adventurous, compassionate and delicate.