DEVON WELSH (OF MAJICAL CLOUDZ)
with Ancient Ocean, Nick Schofield
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM
ON SALE NOW!
Monday September 17, 2018
Devon Welsh is a Montreal-based singer, songwriter, and artist. He released two critically acclaimed albums as the frontman of Majical Cloudz, an electronic duo whose intense and innovative music combined aspects of poetry, hardcore, minimalism, and folk.
Appearing as part of a limited set of four performances this summer, Welsh debuts his new solo project—one that steps out of the strict aesthetic established in Majical Cloudz while continuing and expanding on some of the core ideas which that project explored. His new songs are a series of reflections on themes: time, separation, the complexities of love, will, eternal life, and the seasons.
With his solo work, former Majical Cloudz frontman Devon Welsh seems to embrace one production philosophy: strip down all instrumentation to make way for brutally emotional lyrics. On “I’ll Be Your Ladder,”
his first new song since 2016, Devon Welsh takes his minimalist tendencies
to the extreme—presenting only a saxophone loop, lush synthesizer, and a bed of strings. But Welsh’s raw voice also becomes an instrument;
he stretches out his lines until the words become inscrutable, vibrating noise.