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Their sound is cinematic, mysterious and spooky. It has been described as “an aesthetic rooted in swampy, ragged blues.” Timber Timbre have a penchant for darkened, vintage American sounds.

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Photo Caroline Desilets.
Their sound is cinematic, mysterious and spooky. It has been described as “an aesthetic rooted in swampy, ragged blues.” Timber Timbre have a penchant for darkened, vintage American sounds.

It sounds like blues coming from the deepest, swampiest part of Mississippi you can imagine. Timber Timbre have a penchant for darkened, vintage American sounds but they are, however, not from southern United States but from Canada. Timber Timbre is the enigmatic brainchild of Toronto musician Taylor Kirk. After releasing the bands´ first two albums, Taylor Kirk became something of a cult favorite, but he has always been purposefully elusive, rarely playing live and often distorting his image in Timber Timbre photographs.

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“I suppose I’ve just been more interested in creating an entity,” he explains. “Not a persona, but a front for the group rather than revealing that it’s just a one-person project. I find that it ends up, inevitably, being a personal thing and that separation seems important” he has said.

Besides Taylor Kirk, the band features Simon Trottier, Mathieu Charbonneau and Mark Wheaton. The name Timber Timbre refers to an early series of recordings made in a timber-framed cabin set in the wooded outskirts of Bobcaygeon, Ontario.

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Timber Timbre has released six albums in total, the latest is called Sincerely, Future Pollution, a brooding record heavily shaped by recent years´ political upheaval. The album’s first single, Sewer Blues, offers a dark take on the state of America with throbbing synths and swampy guitars. “The mockery made of our power system spawned a lot of dark, dystopic thoughts and ideas. And then it all happened, while everyone was on Instagram. The sewers overflowed.” Sincerely, Future Pollution is Timber Timbre’s document of this generation’s degeneration and disarray and their unique brand of haunted, folk-blues is fully realized on his eponymous album.

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Sincerely, Future Pollution. Timber Timbre releases all their music on vinyl, cd and some even on cassette. timber-timbre-2

For tour dates, record shop and more videos visit Timber Timbre.