Nov 10 8:00pm - Nov 11
$12 in advance from General Store or $15 at door
Denman Community Hall
Compassion Gorilla has a relentless drive to translate earthy and folkloric sounds into an explosive performance fit for the modern dancefloor. Their unique brew offers up a unique interpretation of diverse and worldly musical styles, weaving together earthy and folkloric sounds with sophisticated and punchy modern sensibility. Compassion Gorilla’s newest album Coalesce was officially released September 14th, and is being followed by a busy fall tour.
Coalesce features 8 tracks of musical ingenuity. From the wizardry of the opening track’s cello feature, to the tight horn riffs of “Milk Thistle”, the psychedelic cumbia groove of “Music for the People”, and the 5/4-time Balkan-jazz stylings of “Son del Mar”, the album presents a steady stream of fresh ideas while maintaining an overall cohesive feel. Latin rhythms anchor the album in a steady, infectious groove, forming a bed for punchy brass harmonies, socially conscious lyrics, and rolling dub-delay effects. The warm, rootsy production style is reminiscent of an older age of recording, giving it a simple and concise sound.
Compassion Gorilla’s current sound has evolved over years of shifting membership, diverse collaborations and worldly travel. On tour promoting this new release the band boasts a 6-piece lineup that includes Daniel Cryderman (trombone and vocals), Chris Fretwell (guitar, charango, requinto and vocals), Dan Beer (drums), Suzanne Stirling (trumpet), Ariel Palacio (accordion), and Brin Porter (bass).
Doors at 8pm, Compassion Guerilla starts playing at 9pm