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Tonye Aganaba - LIVE from Performance Works
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"paint the valleys of my spine mountainside / climb ridge to crest and find breath"



“Rain,” a track from Vancouver artist Tonye Aganaba‘s new album Something Comfortable, comes in the form of a quiet storm. The track takes its sweet time, conjuring a luxuriant atmosphere complete with gliding harps, wind chimes, and a drumbeat that taps with the quiet insistence of raindrops on a tin roof. The keyboard and guitar licks that drip down around Aganaba’s soulful vocals are the water droplets that slide down your windowpane on a wet day in April. There’s even a smooth jazz sax solo thrown in for good measure, the necessary finishing touch on any sensuous slow jam. When it rains, it storms (quietly, of course).

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“Do it Sweetly” is as haunting as it is warm. Long sax notes hold even longer, as though you are watching the notes leave your body too. The kick drum and high hat provide a soft and reassuring foundation, while Tonye’s voice fills the remaining space — fills your body. “[Music] has been a way for me to work through my mental, emotional and physical trauma, and put it in a place that is safe.”

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