We are excited to announce the September 18th release of HYB023 with Toronto-based ambient-electronic duo Snowday. The Evoke EP is the follow up release to their full-length debut album As We Travel.
Snowday aka, Cam Sloan and Chad Skinner, have been making music together in various projects since meeting in high school in Ottawa. Their bond over a mutual love of underground hip-hop led them into sample-based production. Since As We Travel, the group has moved into a large studio space in Toronto where they have evolved as writers and performers.
Snowday came upon the inspiration for the project in an unlikely source – a ukulele they picked up in Madrid, Spain while travelling Europe together. Without a studio to record in while on the road, Cam Sloan and Chad Skinner found a new creative spark in going back to basics and jamming with small acoustic instruments they collected throughout their travels. This new found appreciation for acoustic textures and live playing greatly coloured the material they recorded once they returned home, which ended up becoming Snowday's first songs. Their closest musical relatives are chilled out electronic artists like Bonobo and Tycho, with occasional nods to ambient pioneer Brian Eno and minimalist icon Steve Reich.
Snowday - Evoke EP
05. Her Day Ended Slowly