Joanne Robertson is a musician, painter and poet. Joanne collaborates regularly with her friends, most recently with Dean Blunt on ‘Black Metal 2’, and Sidsel Meineche Hansen on ‘Alien Baby’. She moved to Glasgow in 2018, after having lived in London. Her painting and music both form from improvisatory moments of expression. ‘Blue Car’, is a collection of songs from her archive of unreleased solo recordings, similar to ‘Painting Stupid Girls’, these tracks attempt to record the moment, and where she was at emotionally that day, similar to diary entries. The dates she wrote these songs is unknown, they span roughly a ten year period.
Montreal-based musician Markus Lake uses his laptop to improvise delicate and complex soundscapes combining digital synthesis and live signal processing techniques. Since his 2011 debut EP released on Dream Sequence Records, Lake's recorded work has explored various themes through a constantly expanding palette of digital instruments.
Lake’s Third Album was released by Constellation Records in May 2020. Live, Markus combines his soundscapes with samples from the black literary canon. He is an Electroacoustics graduate from Concordia University who has also played bass in the Montreal bands Egyptian Cotton Arkestra, Elle Barbara’s Black Space, Silver Dapple, Hand Cream as well as lending his voice to the short-lived punk band, Neighbour’s Guitar.