Canadian Musician - March-April 2022 - Page 5

INDIE INSIDER
ROAD TEST
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
Voivod
Canadian Musician ’ s 2022 Bass Special
COLUMNS BY ADRIAN SUTHERLAND | DUANE “ D . O .” GIBSON | RAINE HAMILTON & MORE !
PHOTO : AMANDA FOTES

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March / April 2022 , Vol . XLIV , No . 2

INDIE INSIDER

Can NFTs Help Artists Maximize Their Earnings ?

ROAD TEST

Spitfire Audio ’ s Abbey Road 2 : Iconic Strings , Minuendo Adjustable Lossless Earplugs & RME Babyface Pro FS

DEPARTMENTS

9 First Take 12 Association Update 14 Changes 20 Canadian Musician Podcast 21 Events 64 Hot Gear 71 Advertisers ’ Index 74 Tech Tools 76 Classifieds 78 Showcase

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COLUMNS

27 Mentally Exhausted ?! But I ’ m Too Busy to Be Tired !
28 How I Launched a Music Career from a Remote Community 29 Thoughts from the Other Side of
Becoming a Songwriter 30 How to Stay Driven In 2022 31 Structuring DJ Sets Like a Film 32 The Misconceptions About Bass 58 Harnessing the Physicality of the
Guitar
59 Imitative Harmony : A 16 th Century Device in Contemporary Folk 60 Spicing Up Double Strokes 62 Self-Publicity : Radio Airplay & the
Indie Artist
Chatting with PUP ’ s Nestor Chumak & other accomplished bassists , pg . 49

FEATURES

Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Are getting bigger & better with each banger & hard truth they drop
By Michael Raine

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Since dropping a pair of albums in 2017 , the Haisla duo of Darren “ Young D ” Metz and Quinton “ Yung Trybez ” Nyce have displayed a seeminglyinnate ability to create hip-hop that perfectly blends a great groove , vocal dexterity , and lyrical intelligence . They make you bounce around with glee and rage at injustice simultaneously . With their latest LP , Life After , they continue to perfect the formula and the world is taking notice .

Voivod

Quebec ’ s metal masters are just as innovative as ever
By Manus Hopkins

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If you ’ re in a band like Voivod , something exciting happens pretty much every day . So say Michel “ Away ” Langevin and Denis “ Snake ” Bélanger , who share laughs and stories with Canadian Musician and explain how they broke out of small-town Quebec to become metal godfathers who are beloved by Dave Grohl and have influenced so many other acts , from Fear Factory to Gojira .
A History of Getting Weird

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Exploring the wondrous world of experimental music & instrumentation
By Omar Shabbar
Experimental music is not everyone ’ s cup of tea and we get it . But after this look at the history and evolution of experimental music and instrumentation – from John Cage ’ s “ Imaginary Landscapes No . 4 .” to the latest digital inventions – we can guarantee you ’ ll look at your instrument with a new perspective .

Canadian Musician ’ s 2022 Bass Special

By Michael Raine

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Sure , if they wish , bass players can get as flashy as guitarists and drummers , but every great bass player will tell you that they ’ re there to lay the foundation for the music . Serving the song is their number one job , and that often means adhering to the motto of “ less is more .” And so , we usually find there ’ s a humble honestly to bassists and it makes for an enjoyable and interesting conversation . As you ’ ll read , that held true in these five conversations for our latest
A History of Getting Weird Exploring Experimental Music
& Instrumentation annual look at the bass .
Voivod
The Founding Fathers of Canadian Metal
COVER PHOTO : SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS BY STERLING LAROSE
2022 Bass Special With : PUP ’ s Nestor Chumak | Lisa Dodd | Jeff Jones | & More