OUT OF FLUX WITH THE UNIVERSE: the canada trans electropop scene

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this is my favourite scene in music right now tbh

start here: https://blackdresses.bandcamp.com/album/wasteisolation

proceed to: girls rituals, rook, anyone else from this compilation that catches your ear

note that for the purposes of this thread, katie dey is a canadian

imago, Monday, 18 June 2018 14:13 (two years ago) link

Cool thread !

sunburst N snowblind (Ross), Monday, 18 June 2018 18:37 (two years ago) link

Black Dresses is my favorite album this year, but I think it goes in the category of things I love unconditionally that I can't imagine recommending to anyone I currently know IRL.

if you're on the right wavelength, it's basically everything. I'm slightly less enthusiastic about Girls Rituals, but the track "It's Not That Deep" hits similar highs.

fffv, Monday, 18 June 2018 23:18 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

rook put out an album today and it rules and you should send her some money.


fffv, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:42 (two years ago) link

oh sick I'll listen to this presently

imago, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 08:43 (two years ago) link

this is sounding amazing

imago, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 13:51 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

seems like rook is putting out another album tonight, stay tuned

imago, Monday, 17 September 2018 23:31 (two years ago) link

Katie Dey deleted her twitter :( a lot of her tweets in recent months were really concerning, I hope she's okay

josh az (2011nostalgia), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 03:09 (two years ago) link

me too

meanwhile, here's new rook https://rooksfeather.bandcamp.com/album/parasite

imago, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 21:32 (two years ago) link

hi im outta hospital & doing well <3 not gonna use twitter a lot though because its brain hell . not that i used it much before .... anyway love u

— katie dey (@katie_dey) September 28, 2018

all power to her <3

imago, Saturday, 29 September 2018 00:05 (two years ago) link

monday pic.twitter.com/zjvUovT3R6

— Black Dresses (@BlackDresses666) October 12, 2018

who needed a new black dresses? yes that's right - all of us! and this one they made while in the same room...

imago, Friday, 12 October 2018 18:32 (two years ago) link

dizzy/devi has been doing heroic and slightly scary work unmasking an abusive doctor on twitter btw so there might have to be some sort of legal kickstarter soon. or maybe the guy will kill himself, which would be preferable

imago, Friday, 12 October 2018 18:34 (two years ago) link



imago, Monday, 15 October 2018 15:10 (two years ago) link

The compilation this thread is named after seems to have been removed from Bandcamp. For someone who never got around to buying it: is there anywhere else it can be found? A reason for its absence, related or unrelated to all the other obvious upheaval in these artists’ lives atm?

You're all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Monday, 15 October 2018 18:07 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

On the new moon in Scorpio ♏️ Wednesday November 7th at 16:01 EST @katie_dey and i will be releasing our first full length album together! 💌 pic.twitter.com/PD5OeBq24Z

— Dei Genetrix (@dei_genetrix) November 1, 2018

katie dey + dei genetrix (fka girls rituals) album out november 7th!!!!

ufo, Thursday, 1 November 2018 23:57 (two years ago) link


josh az (2011nostalgia), Friday, 2 November 2018 00:38 (two years ago) link


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imago, Friday, 2 November 2018 00:41 (two years ago) link

So this is cool then

imago, Thursday, 8 November 2018 15:32 (two years ago) link

i like the weird MIDI pop thing they're going for here in places but the overall sound design doesn't really grab me in the same way that katie's solo work does, and they haven't really made the vocals mesh with it very well (this was a problem for me on girls rituals and black dresses albums too)

like the 'bedroom prog' tag though

ufo, Thursday, 8 November 2018 15:39 (two years ago) link

It's no Flood Network and it's no WASTEISOLATION, but it's cool imo

imago, Thursday, 8 November 2018 16:46 (two years ago) link

I do suspect it'll grow on me too

imago, Thursday, 8 November 2018 18:29 (two years ago) link

When it hits the highs there are things on this one that I think might become my absolute favourites out of any of the records, but then there are patches where it just doesn't move me at all (I actually think the first track was one of these, just didn't gel for me at the start).

emil.y, Friday, 9 November 2018 15:36 (two years ago) link

the run of die or be killed through into the sky is exceptional, as is pigs don't feel pain

imago, Friday, 9 November 2018 15:56 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

New BD on Feb 5

imago, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 19:47 (one year ago) link




imago, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 06:33 (one year ago) link

"wheel of fortune" struck me on first listen

good continuation of a great sound

will give it a few more goes this week
and hopefully over the next few months too

nxd, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 10:15 (one year ago) link

WATER is the one for me, on first listen

imago, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 10:16 (one year ago) link

new album is v v good

opening for Odonis Odonis on 04/04 which is an inspired pairing

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:55 (one year ago) link

went top of the 2019 RYM chart at the last update. chaos has ensued. a bit reminiscent of when they showed up on the ILM albums poll, but maybe a little less polite

imago, Thursday, 14 February 2019 11:09 (one year ago) link

xp yesss love odonis odonis

nxd, Friday, 15 February 2019 10:32 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

oh wow I hadn't realized that was their first-ever live show. they killed it

Simon H., Friday, 5 April 2019 10:52 (one year ago) link

You went???? I AM SO JEALOUS.

emil.y, Friday, 5 April 2019 12:18 (one year ago) link

honestly best show I've seen in month, such an inspired pairing, great receptive crowd for them to debut to. kudos to whoever thought it up.

Simon H., Friday, 5 April 2019 23:50 (one year ago) link

i love this music and these people and support the general premise of this thread

james brooks, Saturday, 6 April 2019 21:21 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

omg 'dreams come true' (the track)


imago, Friday, 10 May 2019 09:10 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

heyhi i wasn't aware of this when it came out and now the download has vanished w/out a trace! does anyone know what happened/have a zip they can send me? i've thought about just going and collecting the tracklist one by one but i'd like prefer just to have the comp!

hsayerr, Sunday, 23 June 2019 17:45 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

^^^i didn't download it at the time, sorry. someone must have surely




imago, Thursday, 1 August 2019 08:43 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

would this be a nice place to discuss the recent Default Genders album, coz I'm loving it, ty ogmor and others who've mentioned it

TOO LOW, the Curator (imago), Friday, 7 February 2020 18:01 (eleven months ago) link

great record, it was posted in another thread early last year but cant remember which...

nxd, Friday, 7 February 2020 18:59 (eleven months ago) link

it was posted in the thread for the artist's pre-transition project, elite gymnastics...but idk, this thread has her blessing so why not

TOO LOW, the Curator (imago), Friday, 7 February 2020 19:14 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...
two weeks pass...

Black Dresses Peaceful as Hell out next week


brechtian social distancing (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 14:56 (nine months ago) link

that song, that video. my word

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 15:53 (nine months ago) link


so far this is wall-to-wall extraordinary widescreen anthemz

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Monday, 13 April 2020 12:54 (nine months ago) link

just starting now but holy crow is "maybe this world is another planet's hell?" an incredible song title

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 13 April 2020 14:24 (nine months ago) link

yeah lots of v good stuff here, idk if this is their best but it certainly doesn't put a foot wrong

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 13 April 2020 16:07 (nine months ago) link

they've never put out anything that isn't great but they've also never topped wasteisolation. this is as close as they've come tho maybe

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Monday, 13 April 2020 16:43 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

re: Black Dresses, it’s fascinating to me just how unique the toxicity within uber-queer fanbases is — not saying it’s more toxic than cishet fanbases (south park says hi) but rather that this type of fanbase pushes back against its creators in a unique way

— David Simon (@snidelaughter) May 22, 2020


imago, Saturday, 23 May 2020 18:06 (seven months ago) link

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this comes a week or two after fantano gave them 9/10 and thus inadvertently sicked his horrible fanbase onto them. not blaming him for this really (especially as BD cause RYM chart drama every time they release an album) but it is so shit how online responses to artists often work now

imago, Saturday, 23 May 2020 18:08 (seven months ago) link

I still have no idea what happened.

pomenitul, Saturday, 23 May 2020 18:12 (seven months ago) link

Black Dresses breaking up bc they asked tiktok cosplayers to stop doing cutesy edgy lipsync to a song about child sexual assault and got harassed for it, i truly will be burying myself alive

— esther miri rose (@EstherOnFilm) May 23, 2020

imago, Saturday, 23 May 2020 18:17 (seven months ago) link

ugh ffs

pomenitul, Saturday, 23 May 2020 18:20 (seven months ago) link

i still have no idea what happened because i literally have twitter blocked on my computer as a malicious site, which it is, and which, since i'm drunk, i'll go ahead and recommend everybody else do. immediately.

Kate (rushomancy), Saturday, 23 May 2020 20:05 (seven months ago) link

dare I ask for the offending tiktok

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Saturday, 23 May 2020 21:20 (seven months ago) link

(cw csa mention)
from what I've been able to gather here's a rundown pic.twitter.com/P1HsrldGfs

— 🏳️‍⚧️ Lady Alexis 🏳️‍⚧️ (@StebMcDreb) May 22, 2020

heres a more detailed summary. infuriating self-righteous idiot teens

ufo, Sunday, 24 May 2020 01:44 (seven months ago) link

on a happier note, the new girls rituals album bangs


imago, Sunday, 24 May 2020 11:55 (seven months ago) link

pretty sure I attended the only two black dresses gigs ever lol

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 12:45 (seven months ago) link

new rook https://adarook.bandcamp.com/album/2020-knives

holy shit at the opening track!!

imago, Sunday, 31 May 2020 10:40 (seven months ago) link


k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Sunday, 31 May 2020 19:30 (seven months ago) link

this is one of the best things either of them have done, together or apart

imago, Sunday, 31 May 2020 20:07 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, I love this. Got me quite emotional earlier today. I think I strongly lean towards the simpler, almost Strawberry Switchblade-ish electropop songs, that level out the screechier stuff.

emil.y, Sunday, 31 May 2020 21:17 (seven months ago) link

shall we add some horrorcore rap to the fray



imago, Monday, 1 June 2020 20:50 (seven months ago) link

Too early for horrorcore rap o'er here but the Ada Rook sounds delightful!

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 08:36 (seven months ago) link


ufo, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 10:51 (seven months ago) link

in its own way that^ is one of the most brutal things she's ever made :(

imago, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 13:41 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

the hits just keep coming


imago, Sunday, 28 June 2020 10:40 (six months ago) link

it just gets better and better, omg


imago, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 12:55 (six months ago) link

Both are great, she possibly sounds fresher than ever! :)

Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 15:39 (six months ago) link

I remember kind of sleeping on the last Black Dresses album out of fatigue from the sheer volume of amazing output, but my god Peaceful As Hell has been on repeat since it came out and it still feels totally fresh and full of depth.

The new Katie Dey singles are sooo beautiful.

tangenttangent, Monday, 13 July 2020 18:25 (six months ago) link

it's probably their best album on balance

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 13 July 2020 18:27 (six months ago) link

well there's only one album that drops tonight that i'm stoked for

imago, Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:01 (five months ago) link

hate to break it to you be the scabloopy floop album doesn't officially drop until _next_ week


Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:08 (five months ago) link

Backxwash with another massive hit https://backxwash.bandcamp.com/track/stigmata-produced-by-backxwash-3

imago, Monday, 27 July 2020 22:51 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

new rook is a treat


where do all these unsold amps go? (gaudio), Sunday, 13 September 2020 19:43 (four months ago) link

More! MORE!


imago, Sunday, 13 September 2020 20:44 (four months ago) link

This Crisis Sigil is cool too, better than the first one!

But yeah like you look away for a second and this crew have released like 3 new albums, and they're all great

imago, Sunday, 13 September 2020 20:50 (four months ago) link

OK second half of the CS album is sick

imago, Sunday, 13 September 2020 20:58 (four months ago) link

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