In the Fall of 1995, Rheostatics were asked by the National Gallery of Canada to write and perform a 40 minute piece of music honouring the Group of Seven's 75th anniversary. With Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies) joining the band on piano and samples, they conceived the piece over two weeks and performed it at the Gallery Theatre in front of projected paintings and era film footage of landscapes and the depression.
For more than two decades, the Rheostatics have mapped new frontiers across Canada, embracing the nation that bore them and reinterpreting its sea-to-shining-sea grandeur in music of startling variety and indisputable beauty. The band has remained fiercely loyal to a unique vision that is entirely dependent upon the alchemical interaction of its members, the catalyzing friction that renders gold from lesser metals - and that distinguishes the Rheostatics from bands of lesser mettle.
You can learn more about this band at www.rheostatics.ca.
Possible influences include: Little Feat, The Band, Rush and the Ramones.
Previews - Music Inspired By The Group of 7
1. Rheostatics - Kevin's Waltz - Listen!
2. Rheostatics - Earth (Almost) - Listen!
3. Rheostatics - Boxcar (Wieners and Beans) - Listen!
4. Rheostatics - Landscape and Sky - Listen!
5. Rheostatics - Blue Hysteria (Martin's Waltz) - Listen!
6. Rheostatics - Cello for a Winter's Day - Listen!
7. Rheostatics - Northern Wish - Listen!
8. Rheostatics - Snow - Listen!
9. Rheostatics - Biplanes and Bombs - Listen!
10. Rheostatics - Lightning - Listen!
11. Rheostatics - Yellow Days Under a Yellow Sun (Kevin's Waltz Reprise) - Listen!
12. Rheostatics - Bye-Bye - Listen!
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Album File Size - MP3 Format - 68.05 MB
Album File Size - CD-quality FLAC Format - 247.29 MB