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Contemporary music in all its forms for the musically curious. It's a time to discover a wide range of cutting edge sounds: from "new" classical to electronica, world, improvised, and cross-genre styles. It's the music of now: as wide-ranging and diverse as the world we live in. Discover the best in contemporary music on The Signal with Laurie Brown.




The Signal Podcast #74 - Mary Cobham, Ronley Teper, Below the Sea

This week, a new edition to The Signal will provide a spark for you. Mary Cobham’s unique and patient songwriting will warm any winter night up, as she sings “Fire Song”. Also, songs from Sandro Perri, Morlove, and Ronley Teper.

Duration: 00:54:18

The Signal Podcast #73 - Cold Specks, Adaline, Doug Tielli

This week, The Signal displays the prowess of two Canadian female vocalists. Cold Specks is a young woman with a single that'll pull your chords. Also, Adaline's debut album has the bounce to put her front and centre.

Duration: 01:00:35

The Signal Podcast #72 - LIVE Tagaq, Christine Fellows, Del Bel

This week, The Signal is bringing you music from all edges of this country. You'll hear music from Nunavut's Tanya Tagaq Gillis' new live album. One vocal tone and you know it's the voice of the northern territories. On the other side, there's new music from the urban centre of Toronto, and they go by Del Bel.

Duration: 00:57:11

The Signal Podcast #70 - Galen Hartley, The Belle Game, Gianna Lauren

This week, The Signal Podcast is getting friends together. From Galen Hartley's "Fraternity Theme," to "My Father and His Sister" by You Are My Symphonic, the theme is getting together with those important people. You'll also hear from The Belle Game, who bring 6, 7, even 8 people to the stage.

The Signal Podcast #69 - Siskiyou, Rich Aucoin, David Martel

This week, The Signal Podcast is a situation of life and death. Luckily, it's not your life at stake. David Martel's "Slay the Hunter" will take you on an emotional ride. But before it's all done, Rich Aucoin reflects on those things that matter with his new song "All You Cannot Live Without". That, and plenty other life lessons with Laurie Brown on The Signal Podcast.

Duration: 00:56:34

The Signal Podcast #68 - Barr Brothers, Kirk Starkey, Woodshed Orchestra

This edition of The Signal Podcast, you’ll hear some of the best instrumentation Canada has to offer. Tania Gill, a noted performer alone and in a group, has joined forces with a slew of great musicians to form the Woodshed Orchestra. The talent pool is so deep you’ll need more than one listen to take it all in. Also, hear brand new music from Kirk Starkey, one of Canada’s most inventive Cellists today.

Duration: 00:57:31

The Signal Podcast #67 - Sandro Perri, Dixie's Death Pool, Little City

You’re constantly told not to read a book by its cover. How about by its title? The Signal has new music from Dixie’s Death Pool tonight, but don’t let their harsh name fool you. Tune in to The Signal podcast for new music from Dixie's Death Pool, and much more including new music from Sandro Perri.

Duration: 00:56:35

The Signal Podcast #66 - You Are My Symphonic, Geordie Haley, Morlove

Montreal’s Vishal Kassie, known in the music world as You Are My Symphonic, describes himself as a laptop-based orchestra. Kassie’s computer, the heart of this music, was stolen hours after arriving in Toronto for a brief stay. With nothing but ideas and memories remaining, You Are My Symphonic built a brand new album from scratch. Now, the results are in.

Duration: 00:54:40

The Signal Podcast #65 - Courier News, Eccodek, Jordan Klassen

Winnipeg’s Courier News is looking to make a splash. The group combines Juno Award winner, Alexa Dirks, and member of Royal Canoe, Matt Schellenberg. The two young adults have developed an enrapturing sound that is sure to have you asking for more. And round out your knowledge of young Canadian musicians, as we plays tracks from Jordan Klassen and Laurena, two artists just breaking into the music scene.

Duration: 00:55:03

The Signal Podcast #64 - Mocky, Colin MacDonald, Taylor Rankin

Feist is the talk of the town, but don't forget the people that put her there. Mocky is an artist that Feist owes a huge amount of success to, and you can hear from Mocky yourself. Also, great musical compositions from Colin MacDonald and Taylor Rankin.

Duration: 00:55:22

The Signal Podcast #63 - Brasstronaut, Jay Crocker, Jason Zumpano

This week, The Signal Podcast has brand new music from Brasstronaut's "Opportunity" EP. The band graced the CBC stages in March for Signalfest, and they're back with two new gems. Also, music from Calgary's Jay Crocker, and much more.

Duration: 00:54:48

The Signal Podcast #62 - Aidan Knight, the O'Darling, Kid Koala

This week, the Signal podcast is playing one of our favourite artists: Aidan Knight. Then Aidan Knight suggested we share the music of the O'Darling, so we did. All that, and a new piece from Kid Koala.

Duration: 00:56:06

The Signal Podcast #61 - Polaris Prize Edition

This week on the Signal Podcast, you get plenty of hits from Polaris Prize nominated artists, including Austra, Timber Timbre, the Weeknd, and Colin Stetson. The Polaris Prize winner will be announced on September 19th.

Duration: 00:56:06

The Signal Podcast #60 - See Through Trio, Sandro Perri, Hannah Epperson

This week's Signal podcast is bursting with virtuoso talent. Hannah Epperson goes wild with loops on her violin. Also, Sandro Perri and the See Through Trio provide a variety of dense musical arrangements.

Duration: 00:53:00

The Signal Podcast #59 - Muskox, Forest City Lovers, Tasseomancy

This week's podcast features a great new instrumental track from the wildly talented Muskox. Also, Tasseomancy provide some eerie music for your late nights.

Duration: 01:00:27

The Signal Podcast #58 - David Martel, Carnival Moon, Montag

Plenty of new and creative music on the Signal Podcast this week. While you'll hear new songs from David Martel and Carnival Moon, there are still some great familiar pieces from Zoe Keating and Montag.

Duration: 00:56:43

The Signal Podcast #57 - Ohbijou, Joshua Van Tassel, Hands & Teeth

On the Signal Podcast this week, Laurie Brown takes you through Canadian music of many forms. From Ohbijou's sprawling, full sound, to the electronic noise of Secret Mommy. And don't miss brand new Joshua Van Tassel from his upcoming self-titled CD.

Duration: 01:01:06

The Signal Podcast #56 - Rebekah Higgs, Adam Palmer, and Chilly Gonzalez

This week's podcast features music from emerging Canadian singer Rebekah Higgs. But there is plenty more, including a wispy Adam Palmer, and a villainous Chilly Gonzalez.

Duration: 00:54:44

The Signal Podcast #55 - Ensemble, Austra, Snowblink

On this episode of the Signal with Laurie Brown, we feature songs from Polaris Prize nominated Austra, Ensemble, Snowblink, and a cello cover of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit.

Duration: 00:58:58

The Signal Podcast #54 - Austra, Vitaminsforyou, Siktransit

This week, music from Polaris Prize nominee Austra, electronica from Vitaminsforyou plus the alt folk stylings of Siktransit.

Duration: 00:59:08

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