Buildings and Food – Quick Beat Save

    Buildings and Food has announced the debut album ‘Quick Beat Save’. Hailing from Toronto, this is the artist persona of Jen K. Wilson, an independent Canadian music artist espousing electronic avant pop.

    Ahead of this release, she offers a beautiful teaser in the way of lead track ‘Slow to Reverse’, which shows strong leanings towards cult indie pop outfit Stereolab melody-wise but is more stripped down.

    Influenced by glitch, classical music and pop, Buildings and Food is Jen’s first solo musical project. Trained in classical piano and visual arts, Jen spent many years playing guitar and drums in various indie bands before embarking on a career as a visual artist.  She has recently returned to music, getting her hands dirty with her DAW and finally playing keyboards.

    In 2015, Wilson had a strong impulse to begin recording again, creating music that represents a significant departure to anything she previously released through other projects. Thus was born Buildings and Food.

    “This release marks a return to music-making for me, after a long tenure as a visual artist.  While working on these recordings, I was greatly inspired by the early demos of Glenn Tilbrook and early Squeeze recordings, A.C. Newman, Jimmy Tamborello/Dntel, Daft Punk, and The Rural Alberta Advantage,” says Jen K. Wilson.

    “I enjoyed mixing in analog sounds to the primarily digital tracks I created for these recordings, building loops and using found sounds, then adding guitars, percussion and sometimes vocals.”

    ‘Quick Beat Save’ will be released on CD on November 2. Avalable via online stores and streaming platforms, such as Spotify, it can already be ordered via Bandcamp.

    LYRICS
    I thought I could slow to reverse
    When I held the mirror to the stairs it wasn’t 1959
    Now I take those oil pasted papers
    Paste it on my mind
    The fountain’s always troubled
    and then it’s back to mind
    I wanted to slow to reverse
    When I held a mirror to the object
    I could almost see myself
    All of those broad strokes and barely visible outlines
    would lose themselves to me
    And then it’s back to mine
    Now it stopped pouring out like it was always
    meant to be and time is slow
    Lifting a piece of semi-transparent paper

    CREDITS
    Composed by Jen K. Wilson
    Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jen at The Music Room
    Drum programming, percussion, loops, keys, guitars, vocals by Jen K. Wilson
    Cover artwork by Jen K. Wilson based on the painting “She Lingers Between the Lines” from the “Reconstructing Fables” series

    TRACK LIST
    1. Slow to Reverse  3:47
    2. Quick Beat  4:39
    3. Motherwell on the Stairs  5:11
    4. 1979:  Pennies and Pluto  4:01
    5. Food Court  4:29
    6. Rewind the Dog  4:07
    7. On the Lino  4:41
    8. Air Weight End  2:44

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