And here we have another, supposedly less obscure but just as ignored nowadays band from Canada: Kinder Atom
Founded in 1993, it had as its constant members both Gerald Belanger and the more regionally prolific and graphically faceted Heiki Sillaste, with the inclusion later of Christopher Drost and temporal member Kristian Helmstrom, all electronica vets from the land of the perfidious leaf and i suppose the Toronto scene. Releasing several albums from 1996 to 2000, they made a "comeback" of sorts in 2006 with the really, really cool Soft Hand Feel
which probably has/had some folk fame in the same era due to one of their songs Eagle Sprouts
being in the early Youtube stock library to be used in videos uploaded by the users, hence why i knew the band because i was pretty fond of the piece and its music video.
Years passed and i never saw the album be uploaded, recently i got my hands into a certain place's pass and got the FLAC from there, i can confidently say it was well worth it because it's a pretty good work in my personal taste (still going to buy it for the DVD), yet the "sad" thing is their other works that i also got, the albums from 96-00, don't really follow any of the style this late effort had; they range from DnB, acid DnB/House and rudimentary almost experimental techno, some songs are pretty cool but not anywhere near Soft Hand Feel, sonically speaking.
So i was bittersweetly left with only this piece as its isolate from the band until i explore the members individually
but still this album is quite long anyways, for the sake of viewer's time and anon.cafe's server space i just posted 4 pieces/30 minutes but could've easily uploading the entire thing just like "Floating Key" previously, it varies a lot yet doesn't lose that atmosphere the Rhodes Piano, reverb effects and echoing sampled vocals bring to the table. To give a label this album would probably fall into the Deep House term, but it can easily go many ways, perhaps not exactly video game-tier but certainly upbeat euro lounge vibe that usually is named as a stock vibe from the era.
They haven't released anything since then other than an EP with a Eagle Sprouts remix (and in vinyl to fuck things up) so we might as well hand gesticulate the cross to this band who, somehow out of nowhere, made a quite memorable swansong to be enjoyed for years to come.
165MB in size, 320kbps converted from FLAC
>(2006) Kinder Atom - Soft Hand Feel