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Fine Canadian Forces is Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist Jordan Fine: a loop-pedal specialist making music rooted in Rock/Pop, but adding influences ranging from Classical and Modern Jazz, to Yacht and Prog Rock, and to Glam Metal and Grunge.
His new release, Hebrew Lessons features a steady mix of originals and covers, with the latter including hits by Steve Winwood, Rick Springfield, the Beatles, and the McGarrigle Sisters.
The sound of the record features a blend of electric (electric guitars and effects, KORG synthesizer) and organic (vocal beat-box percussion, brass, vocals.)
The original compositions are intended to be as densely polyphonic and complex as can be replicated live, where individual guitar, synth, vocal, and rhythm lines are layered on top of each other, deconstructed, harmonically shifted, and tempo shifted – all while remaining faithful to the standard modern pop form.
The cover arrangements are also intended to be as richly dense, but with the original pieces isolated into individual lines, and then slowly reconstructed to be unique, yet instantly recognizable, live remixes.
Joining Jordan on stage are Toronto based singer/songwriter Mike Butlin, digital drummer Andy Frech, and vocalist Elliot Caroll