Jen K. Wilson, a.k.a Buildings and Food, delivers a pair of experimental and innovative performances via these new tracks titled ‘1979: Pennies and Pluto’ and ‘Slow to Reverse’. These tracks are theoretical bookends to the creative mind that is Buildings and Food yet, still capture two distinct phases of the mindset that is Jen K. Wilson. While both tracks are done in musically layered textures with all of the instruments playing individually while still complimenting one another, both have a distinct sound and style that sets them apart from each other. This is sonic diversity in action.
About Buildings and Food
Buildings and Food have announced the debut album ‘Quick Beat Save’. Hailing from Toronto, this is the artist persona of Jen K. Wilson, an independent Canadian music artist espousing electronic avant pop.
Ahead of this release, she offers a beautiful teaser in the way of lead track ‘Slow to Reverse’, which shows strong leanings towards cult indie-pop outfit Stereolab melody-wise but is more stripped down.
Influenced by glitch, classical music and pop, Buildings and Food is Jen’s first solo musical project. Trained in classical piano and visual arts, Jen spent many years playing guitar and drums in various indie bands before embarking on a career as a visual artist. She has recently returned to music, getting her hands dirty with her DAW and finally playing keyboards.
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In 2015, Wilson had a strong impulse to begin recording again, creating music that represents a significant departure to anything she previously released through other projects. Thus was born Buildings and Food.
“This release marks a return to music-making for me, after a long tenure as a visual artist. While working on these recordings, I was greatly inspired by the early demos of Glenn Tilbrook and early Squeeze recordings, A.C. Newman, Jimmy Tamborello/Dntel, Daft Punk, and The Rural Alberta Advantage,” says Jen K. Wilson.
“I enjoyed mixing in analog sounds to the primary digital tracks I created for these recordings, building loops and using found sounds, then adding guitars, percussion and sometimes vocals.”
SOURCE: Official Bio
“An independent avant pop artist, whose music emanates endearing Stereolabesque charm… she whets our appetite with charismatic synth minimalism. The song flows with a laid-back ease, running on gently muffled and murmured vocals, yet also sparkles with brighter, peppy instrumentation. Easily Ladytron can be mentioned, as well as Lali Puna, Vive La Fête and Tying Tiffany”
– Big Takeover Magazine