Fischlin, Heble, Melville, Wallace

Hold True (Accroche-toi)

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Like the music they play, the Vertical Squirrels came together through a mixture of chance and perseverance. Long-time collaborators in and outside the academy (in projects musical and non- musical), Daniel Fischlin, Ajay Heble, and Lewis Melville started officially playing together as a group upon the arrival in Guelph of drummer/percussionist Rob Wallace, in 2008. Starting partially as an informal outlet to get Heble back into playing piano after years of curating the Guelph Jazz Festival (but rarely performing himself), the Vertical Squirrels quickly morphed into a recording and gigging band focused on their distinctive brand of in-the-moment improvisation. They bring together years of diverse individual musical experiences, a sense of humor and friendship to their playing, and a deep commitment to multiple forms of sonic expression and freedom.

Track Listing

    • 1
      (Put Some) Spunk In Your Funk (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      2m56s
    • 2
      Nomads, Sparrows, & Machines (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      6m13s
    • 3
      ¡Ah/Ha! (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      9m20s
    • 4
      Danse des araignées mécaniques (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      4m12s
    • 5
      The Shining Sea (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      1m42s
    • 6
      L’impatience des poissons (élégie) (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      10m07s
    • 7
      Leaps of Faith (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      7m32s
    • 8
      La mnémologie / Amnesiaville (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      9m57s
    • 9
      The Nobodies (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      2m51s
    • 10
      Resurrecting the Good (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      5m56s
Total duration: 60m52s