Where is the most compelling and innovative music being made right now in Canada? Your first guess might be one of the country’s major urban centres, but a strong argument can be made that Canada’s North is truly changing the game. Case in point is Quantum Tangle who, after their 2016 EP Tiny Hands won the JUNO for Indigenous Album of the Year, have followed it up with a dynamic full-length debut, Shelter as we go…
Quantum Tangle combines the wide-ranging artistic visions of Greyson Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik who draw from their respective Anishinaabe-Métis and Inuit backgrounds to create a fusion of old-world sounds and new-world flair. Woven throughout Shelter as we go…, deep blues riffs, traditional throat singing and haunting melodies intertwine with hard beats and equally hard-hitting storytelling.
Proudly and boldly displaying their Indigenous roots, Gritt and Ayalik tailor their music to examine systemic racism and colonialism, while offering ways to empower marginalized groups. As vocal advocates for gender-equality and the need for safe-spaces, Quantum Tangle looks back through history to challenge, educate and encourage audiences to be socially aware.
With their JUNO win and the release of Shelter as we go…, Quantum Tangle joins Tanya Tagaq and A Tribe Called Red as artists who are revolutionizing the genre of Indigenous music and bringing it to the mainstream. These are the most vital voices in Canada at this moment, and they will no longer be denied.
1. Tiny Hands Listen/Download on Bandcamp
2. Igluvut Listen/Download on Bandcamp
3. Freeze, Melt, Boil Listen/Download on Bandcamp
4. Love is Love Pt.1 Listen/Download on Bandcamp
5. Love is Love Pt. 2 Listen/Download on Bandcamp
6. Ikersuaq Listen/Download on Bandcamp
7. Tiny Hands (Reimagined) Listen/Download on Bandcamp
8. Angnahiak Listen/Download on Bandcamp