Ghostkeeper at Dënäkär Zho / KIAC Ballroom
Doors open at 7:30 / showtime at 8:00
All Ages / Admission by Donation!
integral to determining the imagery for the project from early on. She utilized her talents to design their album artwork, t-shirts, and indigenous masks, while Shane, who had only recently embarked on his musical journey, began laying the ground work for what would become their shared musical voice. Once their vision for the project had presented itself, the duo’s trajectory and purpose became clear. Their early recordings were released through Calgary-based record labels Saved By Vinyl and Flemish Eye (home to acclaimed artists Chad Vangaalen, Yves Jarvis, and Preoccupations). The band have long collaborated with Calgary heavy-hitter musicians, Ryan Bourne, and Eric Hamelin, who are integral in forging the melodic complexity of the bands’ sonically expansive catalog.
Multidimensional Culture is at once unpredictable, and easily digestible. The album blends the avant-garde instincts of Ghostkeeper’s previous releases with a new found peacefulness that has presented itself since the couple became parents. Thematically, Multidimensional Culture tackles many of life’s big questions, from the fragility of human existence, to the innocence of love. Even the pain of their ancestral discrimination is approached with a tenderness and understanding that only a narrator with true empathy and wisdom could provide. The sonic range of this record traverses a wide spectrum of influences, including African psychedelia, traditional Metis music, 70’s freak-folk traditions, and proto-punk guitar based bands like Television. All of these influences blend seamlessly into a sound that is unique, yet familiar.