By Courtney Faulkner
LETHBRIDGE — Being hypnotized into a trance by the delicately haunting, unearthly electronic sounds that build into a great body bursting climax is a common symptom of immersing yourself into a Postnamers live performance. To gain the full effect of this musical magic your presence really is necessary.
“I’d say with Postnamers it’s 75 per cent pre-planned and 25 per cent just feeling it,” says Matthew Wilkinson, the creative front of Postnamers who encapsulates your attention with resounding vocals accompanied by disjointed dance moves. “The songs are structured in a way where even within the structure that does exist there’s so much room for members of the band to just do their own thing on top of it.”
“The improvisation is built into the song,” says harpist Mary Wood, who also plays with Wilkinson in her band Feverfew. “There are times that everyone knows they can explode.”
“I like crescendos,” says Wilkinson, “And the way we reach the crescendo will be different every time.”
These improvisational interludes are the highlight of a Postnamers show, where all chaos is released into a fury and you find yourself completely present in your existence.
On October 15th you can fully enter your body, as Postnamers plays with Melted Mirror and Physical Copies at Attainable Records.
“Melted Mirror plays really clever synth-driven pop,” says Wilkinson. “Their singer is really charismatic, they’re a really fun band. And you can always dance your ass off to Physical Copies.”
Keep tuned to a Postnamers album being released in 2017.
“I’ve got a full record that’s full orchestration, it’s huge sounding,” says Wilkinson. “It was four years where all my spare moments were put into music making or masturbation.”
Postnamers play with Melted Mirror and Physical Copies at Attainable Records October 15th.AB, Alberta, Attainable Records, Postnamers