Coined as the Toronto-based 'quartet of kindred spirits', Programm have truly something ineffable and new to offer the music scene at large. Their sound, as heard on debut single "Like The Sun", ranges somewhere from shoegaze with personality to electronic with an abundance of both melody and organic expression. Today, the foursome are ready to release their debut EP, entitled Like The Sun via The Hand, and it's something to pay attention to.
Co-produced by Alexandre Bonenfant (METZ, Crystal Castles) and Jakob Soma with mixer Graham Lessard (Timber Timbre, Barr Brothers), Like The Sun runs four tracks in length, and proves lush on a multiplicity of sonic fronts. The heavy percussion heard on songs like "Soft Shadows" and "Like The Sun" anchors both the murmuring bass as well as the reverb-saturated guitar swells.
On the other hand, "We Barely Escaped" and "ZeroZeroZero" narrow in on a more minimal approach, with sweeping electronic synth and melodic riffs. It feels spacey yet cohesive, bringing new meaning to the approach of multi-instrumentation.