The sound of BITTER HARVEST keeps changing, and this album is a rare glimpse into the dub music coming from the home studio of Scott Righteous, deep in the heart of Toronto’s Parkdale.
The new Bitter Harvest album, Live From Parkdale, was taken from rehearsals for a Paper+Sound show in September of 2011. The music is a live improv done in the studio, with no overdubs. But this is not a live album recreating previously recorded studio tracks, as there were no previous versions of this material, these songs were sparsely written with the specific goal of improvising more content on top during performance.
With each performance of this material, stuff that worked was kept and repeated at other shows, while many elements existed only in the moment. The original intent was that through performance the songs would naturally take form and studio versions would come after that process. But Bitter Harvest moved on to other ideas, other songs and no studio versions are likely to be created.
Live From Parkdale consists of five deep dubs. Brilliant production, amalgamating hand drumming and electronics, seamlessly. More information at bitterharvest.ca
released September 23, 2014
All dubs written, performed and produced by Scott Righteous.
Toronto, ON, Canada.