WE RISE AND DANCE WE SLEEP AND DREAM
We Rise and Dance We Sleep and Dream continues to stretch Twintwa's genre defining craft featuring banjo, flute, accordion, guitar, cello, samples and integrated harmonies. Tracks 5 and 6 mark the greatest departure with heavy drums, distortion/wah bass assaults and an amped up looping violin that will leave you short of breath!
TWIN's second Full length album since Mooneyesun joined the project 4 years ago. Deeply integrated harmonies, story telling songwriting and an emotional roller coaster clocking in just under 37 minutes!
"Twintwa is muchmore sinister than any other folk being made, and it's much more heartfelt than any indie RocK."
“★★★★ TWIN Sharing Secrets With Strangers EP (2-ply collective) This five-song EP from TWIN — the river-rambling alt-folk project of Dave Fort (Absent Sound) — is stripped-down but it’s anything but
slight. The first two tracks — The Inevitable and Prairie Loon — are folk-noir tunes with a preoccupation
with death, but TWIN delivers this heavy material with incredible buoyancy; Fort’s spirited refrain "I’m gonna live till I die" is nothing
short of anthemic. This is one of those uncluttered, quietly affecting that delivers a serious emotional
wallop — the haunting Unspoken with its propulsive build is a definite
highlight — and deserves your undivided attention.”
- Jen Zoratti, Uptown Winnipeg.
Similar to Bob Dylan’s trademark Neverending Tour, Twintwa perpetually travel by canoe across the rivers of North America playing wherever and whenever they can in hopes of spreading their music through means entirely unique to them. Somehow, they even found time to record a debut album in between their voyages. And North Americana couldn’t be more aptly titled, as this is one fierce piece of down-to-earth folkery. The band eschews norms that
inhabit so much acoustic music of late and focuses on a more traditional sound that brings to mind rolling hills, endless prairies and (appropriately) long canoe voyages.
PAST RELEASES - click pics for links
The Daughter Sun ep was recorded at both Naked City Audio in Las Vegas and Home St Recording in Winnipeg.
A 9 song 6 video DVD shot in the Bay area March of 2013 with Emily Granger just prior to the first Sacramento River Music Armada.
Twin: Live at the Graffiti Gallery. A super rare first release DVD. Filmed
by Brian Longfield at the Graffitti Gallery ecleactACOUSTIC in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Click c.d picture for link!