Ahead of their UK tour including dates across the breadth of the country for the first time and a showcase at this year’s Great Escape, Canada’s respectfulchild (敬兒) releases their evocative UK single ‘Glitter’. An enveloping kaleidoscope of field recordings, fragments of melody and looping ambient instrumentation. Its exploration of sound and rhythm elicits memories of childhood you have long since buried.
respectfulchild (敬兒) release their new UK single ‘Glitter on the 14th of May through Coax Records.’
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Ahead of their UK tour including dates across the breadth of the country for the first time and a showcase at this year’s Great Escape respectfulchild (敬兒) releases their evocative UK single ‘Glitter.’ An enveloping kaleidoscope of field recordings, fragments of melody and looping ambient instrumentation. Its exploration of sound and rhythm elicits memories of childhood you have long since buried.
respectfulchild (敬兒) is the solo instrumental project of Gan from Saskatoon on Treaty 6 Territory. Their music is both “electronic” in nature while being acoustically created, building experimental ambient soundscapes through slow progressions of meticulous improvisation. With a sound that has been likened to artists such as Brian Eno, Nils Frahm, and Owen Pallett, the lone presence of respectfulchild is able to bring quiet to even the noisiest of rooms.
The name respectfulchild is the literal translation of Gan’s Mandarin name 敬兒[jìng er]. This name was given to Gan by their grandmother when they were born, a name and a culture they’ve become estranged from having lived their whole life in the predominantly white world of the Canadian Prairies. The music of respectfulchild is Gan’s quiet way of seeking meaning in 敬兒 again.Last year respectfulchild (敬兒) released 在找::searching:: through Coax Records back in Canada. 在找::searching:: is 敬兒‘s pursuit to find what they’ve lost and what they don’t yet know.
They’ve performed as direct support for Julia Holter, Hailu Mergia, Leif Vollebekk and played at all the regular, great Canadian festivals their sets bringing a calm and meditation in the bustle and movement of people, earning them slack jawed reviews (Sled Island, Pop Montreal, M for Montreal, etc.), this will be their first time over to the UK/Europe.
May 10th – Focus Wales, UnDeGun, Wrexham w/ Damo Suzuki
May 11th – The Wheatsheaf, w/ Radiation Hospital & the Cooling Pearls, Oxford
May 12th – Union Chapel, Daylight Music, Islington, London
May 12th – Focus Wales, Atomic, Wrexham
May 15th – The Old Hairdressers w/ Birdstriking, Glasgow
May 16th – The Peer Hat w/ Birdstriking, Manchester
May 18th – The Great Escape, Unitarian Church, Brighton
May 19th – The Great Escape, Green Door Store, Brighton
“The tour’s other highlight came from respectfulchild, a solo instrumental project from Gan of Saskatoon, which, as they acknowledge, is on Treaty 6 territory. Gan stood alone on the stage, conjuring loops from their violin, vocalisations, and breath, fusing the organic and the electronic. Performing in the Landr offices as the sun set over Mont Royal, their performance drew a feeling of calm over the entire space, a moving moment of meditation and clarity in an otherwise hectic weekend.” – M for Montreal – The Line of Best Fit
“Equipped with nothing but a violin and loop pedals, Gan builds ethereal tracks that are part field recording, part avant-pop.” – What We Saw at Sled Island: Part 1
“The music played like a more pleasant version of Owen Pallett’s violin experiments, capturing the strange childhood feeling of curiosity.” – Photo recap Sled Island Day2