Hello Our Basement,
“Phosphorescence” is a complicated love song for the west coast of Canada: British Columbia.
We feel so welcomed by the land and connected to the nature where Trent grew up, but recognize that many people were displaced to allow our presence.
“Phosphorescence” is a thank you letter to those who were here long before us, specifically the Coast Salish, and the early 1900s Japanese settlers, who were interned during WWII.
We hope to see this beautiful place through their eyes.
We love the tactile hammer sounds of the rhodes, and the fingers plucking the violin, like a cascade of drips to help paint the west coast landscape. Ruby’s voice was recorded three different times in unison and mixed all around your head, so it feels like you’re swimming in the ocean of her voice.
Thanks for listening,