Photos – Vagabon at the Fox Cabaret, Vancouver, Sept 25 2017
– photos by Dhruv Govil
Vagabon at the Fox Cabaret, Vancouver, Monday night. Vagabon (aka Laetitia Tamko) is on a North American tour for her album Infinite Worlds (Father/Daughter Records). The Vancouver tour date comes midway through the tour.
Tamko is a multi-instrumentalist and a producer who has been recording since 2014 as Vagabon.
Tracks include “The Embers”, “Fear & Force” and “Mal á L’aise”. (“Mal á L’aise” means “discomfort” in French, which is Tamko’s first language.)
Infinite Worlds follows her stripped-down demos. These have been circulating online and throughout the independent music community for the past two years.
According to a press release, “Her Persian Garden cassette, released in 2014 via Miscreant Records, was a lo-fi collection where she embraced a first-thought best-thought approach, making songs that began with just her voice and guitar. But here, Tamko is the main performer of synths, keyboard, guitars, and drums, at times enlisting the work of session studio musicians. This had Tamko channeling the thoughtfulness of her lyricism into her arrangement and production as well. The result is a wide-ranging eight-song collection that’s pleasantly unclassifiable: hypnotic electronic collages, acoustic ballads, and bursts of bright punk sit side-by-side cohesively, all tied together by Tamko’s soaring voice.”
Tamko recorded Infinite Worlds at Salvation Recording Co. in New Paltz, NY with engineer and co-producer Chris Daly. The album’s title references a book of poetry by Dana Ward called The Crisis of Infinite Worlds.