Ellie and Insa of Red Van Records aren’t alone in their musical endeavors, they also have Milo by their side. He said of his “partners in crime,” “The first time I met Ellie and Insa, I could tell they had it,” adding, “hey have the love, fight and knowledge one needs to know about music and the industry. Most important of all, they have the drive, and with growing experience Ellie and Insa are true leaders and will one day be a huge inspiration to the next generation. I am very lucky.” With that, Ellie and Insa sat down for the latest installment of this chapter in the Women in Music series to talk about how they became a mighty trio, their mission and the women in business they grew up admiring.
One of the biggest mysteries of life is love. Some spend their entire life going through partner after partner looking for it, others never even come face to face with it and then there are those who spend time writing about it, and all it entails. The latter are artists like singer-songwriter Darling Cora. With her upcoming release, Heart Strung Out, she’ll tackle all aspects of the four letter word and more. She talked about that, along with finding her niche in Toronto, what we’d find in her time capsule and more.
A new chapter starts tomorrow as I start a part time job that has me leaving the house. So this hermit has been typing away all weekend to get ahead of the game because let’s face it, at the end of the day I’ve got a blogger’s heart and with that comes a review of At the Heart of it’s latest EP that just dropped last week, you couldn’t stay. Experimental in that it was delivered more like aggressive spoken performance piece with variation of prose poetry set on a post-hardcore plain.
Just a couple of songs in the mix, each came with a lengthy set of lyrics that when viewed appeared to be a long form note written to someone in the most articulate way. That goes for both “Currents” and “Sunspots.” Though each came with the same type of packaging delivery wise, lyrically each tells a different story. There’s pain within “Currents” while in “Sunspots” you can hear this proclamation of heartfelt emotions wrapped up in an anguished coated wrapper. That being said, if you enjoy half of the record, you’ll definitely love the other.
Hardcore poetry come to life is what you’ll find when you press play on As the Heart of it’s you couldn’t say. If you’re a fan of post-hardcore music, then you will want to take 10 minutes of your time to give this one at least one listen – and then about 60 more to have these two tracks on repeat. The EP is available now on Wide Eyed Noise.