Midnight Music by Holy Hum + Stephen Carl O’Shea
Collaboration begins with intention. For years Andrew Lee and Stephen Carl O'Shea admired each other's work with their respected bands; Andrew spending a decade recording and touring with In Medias Res/Holy Hum and Stephen with You Say Party. The two chose to come together and create new music that drew on the strengths they brought to their main projects. With Midnight Music the ambience and ephemeral elements of mood are combined with fuzzed out, lo fi and dancy rhythm. Drawing inspiration from the cave-like jam spaces in which it was composed these 4 tracks are titled with names of caves from Canada and their respective heritages of Korea and Ireland. The album guides the listener through an experience perfect for long walks at night. Midnight Music is collaboration as it was intended to be; an exploration of the process through friendship and mutual respect for one another.
About Holy Hum
Holy Hum is the musical project of multidisciplinary artist Andrew Lee.
Over the past 15 years, Andrew Lee has toured extensively across North America and Europe with In Medias Res (File Under: Music) and Siskiyou (Constellation Records). He has shared the stage with Kurt Vile, Julianna Barwick, Damien Jurado, Frog Eyes, Porcelain Raft and many more and has performed at notable festivals such as All Tomorrow’s Parties, Primavera Sound, and Sled Island. He has also presented special artistic works at the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Centre for Performance Research in New York City and Kunstradio in Vienna.
About Stephen Carl O’Shea
Stephen Carl O’Shea is the bass player and founding member of new wave band You Say Party. He has toured across 3 continents and played hundreds of shows in dive bars and all ages spaces. His passion for arts and community building has led him to be the artistic director of Jam in Jubilee Music Festival and currently works as the Executive Director of the Arts Council of New Westminster.