Thursday, July 5, 2012


I have no idea what the "Ð" in TAWÐ means or sounds like, but what I can tell you for sure is that TAWÐ is the moniker for Vancouver's electronic producer Todd LaPlante, and he can make some serious tunes.  When I completed my first full-length listen of his new NorthWestern Passages EP I tried to think about what it meant to me.  The first thing that came to mind was a giant musical stretch, like I had just woken up from a nap and extended the very tips of my extremities as far as I could until I felt that relaxing tingle down my spine. LaPlante's music, which is entirely instrumental, aims toward majestic levels of space and atmosphere; a lot of the sounds that come from the EP are huge, spacey, and hypnotizing.  I also love how he has a song called "Mountains Beside Me", cause in a sense that's what I picture when listening to it; like a tall peak has pierced into clean air and you feel the refreshing breeze flow all around you.  To catch a glimpse of his electro-prowess, I've placed "Dreamed Of Her" and "Mountains Beside Me" below.  For a free download of NorthWestern Passages you can hit up his Bandcamp, or you can stream some of the goodies on SoundCloud.  He also has a Facebook page, or you can just go to his homepage to find the above links as well videos, his blog, and photography.  Enjoy!

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