Toronto Drone Artist Alaskan Tapes Signs To Nettwerk; Shares New Song “We”

August 21, 2020 BY Nettwerk

Alaskan Tapes is the ever-evolving ambient music project of Toronto-based composer Brady Kendall. Today, he shares his introspective new song, “We.” When asked about the track, Brady says “’We’ was recorded during the first phase of the pandemic, when everyone was trying to get used to being alone. Writing this track was the only way I could find comfort in the solitude. It was recorded on my old Spinnet piano, and is intentionally kind of ugly, in a nice way.”



Brady wrote and recorded “We” in his home studio about an hour outside of Toronto. Growing up, Brady played the drums in metal bands before he discovered the drum & bass scene. He started to create and post liquid drum & bass tracks online before becoming more focused on what he calls “drawn-out minimal sounds.” Out of these style tracks, the project was born.

Starting in early 2016 with the debut EP Beyond the Streets and then a full-length, We All Speak in Poems, later that same year, Alaskan Tapes began releasing a steady stream of music that gradually ebbed and flowed into new sonic territory and served as a natural progression of Kendall’s tastes and sound experiments. From the initial atmospheric electronica and beat-less ambient songs of that first pair of records to neoclassical dream pop, guitar-based ambient, and drone music—some songs with vocals, some completely instrumental—every Alaskan Tapes release brought with it a measured shift. “We” is his first release via his new label home of Nettwerk, and the first track to be released from his forthcoming album, details tba.

Stay tuned for more to come from Alaskan Tapes.