The Gertrudes - Hard Water


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The 2009 release from Kingston, Ontario's The Gertrudes.

"The most exciting thing about the EP is how The Gertrudes contrast the old time feel of banjos, ukes and accordions with electronics, horns and theremin (sweet) to create modern, spooky tracks that are as thick and ominous, but also as breathtaking as a dense fog over the harbour. The seven minute epic, The Advancement of the Human Age, feels like it's been given a sepia toned layer, but the band pushes the limits by experimenting with nice harmonies, effects and horns. The album closer, A New Sound, the theremin weaves around the guitar and banjo and lets the band focus on delivering a nicely executed slow build." - Read the full review at

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Previews - Hard Water

01. River -
02. Seymour -
03. Advancement of the Humage Age -
04. Kansas -
05. Hard Water -
06. A New Sound -
07. Untitled (Radio interview/solo Banjo version of "Kansas") -

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Bonus - Album package comes with complete artwork including two PDF pages.

Album File Size - MP3 Format - 63.41 MB
Album File Size - CD-Quality Lossless FLAC Format - 175.15 MB

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