Though this review is way over-due, seeing Timber Timbre play at Place des Arts for the Jazz Fest July 6th was one of the most epic shows I had been to- I just had to share. The band preformed as a six piece for this show, adding drums, keys and double bass to their usual trio.
Before seeing them live, I knew one thing for sure; no one does soulfully majestic eerie quite like Timber Timbre. However, seeing them live, the show was almost surreal. It’s undoubted that they really do know what they’re doing. Not only is there lots of truth, and soul behind what they project, but they really do know how to listen to each other, congruing six simple sounds together to create a masterpiece for the ears of those listening in. Each sound had its place, and listening, it felt like you could almost breathe their music.
I have always commented on how magical live shows are. There lies a room filled with people, all coming from different places, and leaving to go to different lives afterwards, but for that period of time, we all share something. The band is ours for the hour, or however long it may be; but for that while we are all experiencing the same thing, and are able to connect in a sort of way. The vibe of the audience was great, but due, no doubt, to some of the most talented musicians I have ever seen.
Timber Timbre has been a big favourite of mine. They have practically created a sound of their own. Although some people say that they are almost too eerie, that it seems almost like Halloween music, I must disagree. Every sound of this show was absolute perfection. Even so were the silences. Between each song, the band stayed quiet, and the simple silences seemed right. Each drop of quiet almost dropped you off a cliff; you were so hung on to their music.
It’s difficult to pick a favourite song of their set because of this, but songs “Lay Down in the Tall Grass” and “Do I Have Power” really did stick out. Vocalist Taylor Kirk mentioned to the crowd towards the end: “We’re having the best fucking time. This is the best. This is the best time of my life. This is the fucking best.” I don’t think you could say it any better.