DJ Brace - Synesthasia (CD)
After winning a Juno for best instrumental album of the year with Nostomania, Brace decided to start his own label by the same name to honor music of a similar kind. Nostomania records has already released a 7”, entitled Everyday featuring ESL Artists, Ancient Astronauts, and the Brown Bag AllStars. Synesthasia is the second album from Brace’s Electric Nosehair Orchestra Project. Brace has had a diverse DJ career that began over 10 years ago and features many highlights as a turntablist, producer and DJ instructor. DJ Brace has won numerous turntablist battles, including the DMC Canadian Championship in 2004 and placing 8th in the world. In 2005 Brace released a self titled LP entitled Soundbarriers, with legendprairie rapper Gruf. Brace’s music can also be heard on the Fox TV hit Prison Break. Brace has also scored music for the CBC. Debut solo album, Nostomania, won a Juno for Best Instrumental album of 2009. Summer 2009 a 12” Vinyl was released on ESL Music, with a Brace remix. Has DJ’d for Roxanne Shante. Brace currently resides in Montreal where he is actively composing and recording in the studio working on his solo material, collaborating with rap group Brown Bag
AllStars, Ancient Astronauts, Microthol and Birdapres.
Part of the concept for Nostomania was the idea that sound can pull up
long neglected memories. Synesthaisa is something
like a crossed wire in the brain where one sense connects with another; a color might have a certain smell, or maybe you
can taste a sound. Once again visual artists were asked to provide images inspired by the songs on the record, but this time
around don’t think about the places you’ve been.
Synesthasia opens with something that sounds like a mothership landing at some distant port of call. That’s the first clue that
you’ve arrived in a strange land. Suddenly an unknown voice gives you the instruction to relax, and it’s time to let the music
take control of your senses and guide you on your journey.
While there are some familiar elements from the last time around, it’s no longer what you’ve heard, seen, tasted or smelled
before. So don’t be afraid to forge some new connections, and be sure to take a mental snapshot of whatever you might find.