Saltland



Bio

Saltland is a project led by Montreal-based cellist Rebecca Foon, best known as co-founder of contemporary chamber group Esmerine and member of Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Set Fire To Flames, The Mile End Ladies String Auxiliary and Fifths of Seven. Foon began composing solo work in 2010, featuring multi-layered cello and hushed, stark vocals that explored the intersection of drone, no-wave, improv, dream-pop and minimalism. Joined by Jamie Thompson (Unicorns, Esmerine) on percussion, programming and signal processing, Foon's live performances in Montreal and abroad over the past two years have seen her sound progress towards gently rhythmic and electronic territory as well. She has transfixed audiences with this new music while sharing the stage with Mary Margaret O'Hara, Julia Kent, Nat Baldwin and Sam Amidon, among others. As her largely home-recorded debut album began taking shape throughout 2011, with numerous guests contributing to various pieces, Foon adopted the Saltland moniker for this work.

Rebecca Foon has called Montreal home since moving from Vancouver at age 17 in 1996 and has been a fixture of Montreal's DIY music scene ever since, playing with countless local ensembles in a wide range of contexts and on albums by Vic Chesnutt, Islands, British Sea Power, Carla Bozulich, Land Of Kush and Hrsta among others. She has collaborated in concert with Patti Smith and Warren Ellis (separately), composes work for short film with the National Film Board Of Canada, was a core participant in the National Parks Project music and film documentary initiative, has performed with Tanya Tagaq and as a support player for other Inuit musicians, and scored the documentary H2Oil about Alberta's tar sands oil extraction. Foon pursues all this musical activity alongside her role as a member of Sustainability Solutions Group, a national Canadian urban sustainability cooperative.

contact@saltland.ca

MANAGEMENT

ENVISION // Ryhna Thompson // ryhna@envisionmanagement.com

LABEL

Constallation // dan@cstrecords.com

PRESS

CAN/USA: Constallation // graham@cstrecords.com

BOOKING

CAN/INTL: Envision // Ryhna Thompson // rhyna@envisionmanagement.com

USA: Inland Empire // Robin Taylor // robin@inlandempiretouring.com

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Saltland releases 'A Common Truth'

"Rebecca Foon’s second album as Saltland is a bona fide stunner. Potentially one of the most beautiful records you’ll hear this year. It makes sweet misery out of melody while articulating a forlorn yet rousing sense of hope." – The Skinny ★★★★


Saltland plays with Moonface

Beck Foon's latest project Saltland, whose first album was released on May 14, will be joining Spencer Krug's Moonface for two dates in the US next month: on November 8 at Underground Arts in Philadelpia and on November 9 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Also, check out the new video that was just released for the track ICA by visual artist Brad Todd.


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I Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of Us

Saltland is the new project led by Montreal-based cellist Rebecca Foon, best known as a founding member of contemporary chamber group Esmerine and a former member of Thee Silver Mt. Zion and Set Fire To Flames. Foon began composing solo work in 2010, featuring multi-layered cello and hushed vocals at the intersection of drone, no-wave, improv, dream-pop and minimalism.


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