Hard Water (2009)

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The most exciting thing about the EP is how The Gertrudes contrast the old time feel of banjos, ukes and accordions with electronics, horns and theremin (sweet) to create modern, spooky tracks that are as thick and ominous, but also as breathtaking as a dense fog over the harbour. The seven minute epic, The Advancement of the Human Age, feels like it’s been given a sepia toned layer, but the band pushes the limits by experimenting with nice harmonies, effects and horns. The album closer, A New Sound, the theremin weaves around the guitar and banjo and lets the band focus on delivering a nicely executed slow build.

River

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Advancement Of The Human Age

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A New Sound

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Hey Gertrudes!
Loved your sound the minute I heard you when I moved to Kingston. I was wondering if you sell your CDs anywhere locally (in Kingston)? Also, I’m guessing that the wintergreen studios “gig” isn’t public (it wasn’t listed on their upcoming events). Any chance you are playing in Kingston soon?

Cheers,
Tracy

Tracy ( January 20, 2013 at 3:51 am )

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