Morlove are a pan-Canadian orchestral tapestry of folk inflected winds. Numerous talents (including the previously reviewed Hannah Epperson) are stitched together to create a quilt, an idyllic scene, a comfort. Their own description cannot be topped, despite my best efforts:
“Based on the pattern of Pattern itself, Old Tomorrow seeks to reassemble a fragmented worldview. Creators Corwin Fox and Emily Millard (Miss Emily Brown) took to the books, uncovering knitting patterns, folk legends, urban designs and cycles of the moon and stars. Things got geeky — they also got interesting. Listeners will hear strings interpreting the honeycomb weaving pattern as if notes on a page. Intimate voices harmonize the relative frequencies of the light spectrum of a rainbow. Old Tomorrow is Morlove’s second full-length album and their most expansive undertaking since debut album All of My Lakes Lay Frozen Over, put forward for the 2010 Polaris Prize. Fans will hear the band breaking through their own patterns; the find the climbs higher, the peaks more radial and the valleys further-reaching.”
Those who openly glory in the softer songs will find here an oasis. Bon appetit, mes amis!