In the works for a longtime, Dose Curves, the debut album from Montreal based experimental harpist Sarah Pagé, will see the light of day later this year. Best known as a founding member of The Barr Brothers, Pagé is a busy and versatile musician who in the last decade has been playing, touring, collaborating and recording with an array of artists, including Lhasa de Sela, Esmerine, Patrick Watson, Jerusalem In My Heart, Nadah El Shazly, and Joni Void, among many others.
The upcoming Dose Curves is described by Pagé as a ‘tribute to the many moods and colours of the harp’, and was “created with pedals and homemade pickups all in one take”.
Preceding the album release on October 11th though Backward Music, Pagé has already shared two grippingly beautiful singles, ‘Ephemeris Data’ and ‘Stasis’. The latter, unveiled this week, is inspired by the playing of Freddy Koella. She explains:
“Stasis is a song I wrote for comfort. It’s about finding a gentle way to settle in to immobility when you have no other choice. I was inspired by a great slide guitar player I’d played with named Freddy Koella whose music is always so tender and nostalgic in a strangely hopeful way.”
‘Stasis’ also comes with an accompanying video directed by experimental filmmaker Kyoka Tsukamoto. Now wrap your ears around both tracks.