Plurality Trip, the sophomore LP from Nova Scotia’s JOYFULTALK, is now out via Constellation Records and has been getting a VERY warm reception.

“The richness of ideas, and the unique sounds that Joyfultalk awaken with their music displays the extensive capabilities of Crocker and Dicey. Through Plurality Trip the duo manages to create an album that stretches between genres, creating connective tissue to build its own distinct identity.” – PopMatters

“The record draws from dark trance, techno and dub as well as Krautrock, shifting, turning and evolving with every micro-shift, fusing the influences of the organic and the inorganic. The result is totally mesmerizing.” – The Line Of Best Fit

JOYFULTALK – Plurality Trip
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“reverent, playful and blistering all at once.” – Norman Records
“a fascinating wormhole to get lost exploring the nuances of.” – Exclaim!

JOYFULTALK will be taking their innovative mix of installation art and gripping live electronics across the pond for a series of tour dates in the EU and UK this fall. Kicking things off with a pair of Toronto shows, including a set at Nuit Blanche, and a special performance at Montreal’s Phi Centre with Constellation labelmate Sandro Perri, JOYFULTALK will also perform at Define Festival in Denmark and Brave Exhibitions Festival in the UK.Catch them at the following stops, and keep an eye out for additional dates to come:

September 28 – Toronto, ON: Array Space // tickets
September 29 – Toronto, ON: Nuit Blanche @ Aga Khan Museum // FREE | info
November 2 – Montreal, QC: Phi Centre w/ Sandro Perri // tickets
November 5 – Berlin, DE: Monarch
November 6 – Prague, CZ: Underdogs
November 8 – Bremen, DE: Kultur Bunker
November 10 – Sønderborg, DK: Define Festival // info
November 18 – Newcastle, UK: Brave Exhibitions Festival @ The Cluny // tickets


Celebrated radio host Laurie Brown will bring her Pondercast podcast to Nova Scotia for three live tapings this fall.

After 10 years of hosting the much-loved late night radio show The Signal on CBC Radio 2, Laurie embarked into the podcast. Still telling stories of the night, of our secret hopes and fears, Laurie ponders what it means to stay human in these strange times. A highly intimate podcast, with soundscapes by musician Joshua Van TasselPondercast helps puts back what your day takes away.

For these live shows, Laurie spins a new Pondercast focused on how to stay grounded as the world tilts in new and strange ways. In a swirl of live soundscapes created by Van Tassel, these Pondercast tapings bring all the intimacy of her much-missed radio show to a room filled with fellow explorers.

October 11 – Halifax, NS: Natural History Museum // tickets
October 12 – Wolfville, NS: Al Whittle Theatre // tickets
October 13 – Lunenburg, NS: Lunenburg Academy of Music // tickets