Bliss Nova releases new music for our ears
Bliss Nova, a unique musical project, presents a constellation of crisp, clear sound. On November 22, the Toledo-based duo, comprised of brothers Joel and Daniel Trzcinski, will showcase their newest effort, Going Places, a full-length album and unique listening experience at Dream Louder Music. The show will include locals Heavy Color and Toronto-based John Orpheus.
The album, a long time in the making, had Joel and Daniel working on the elements since 2016. The duo has a modern vibe, pervading both their sound and their image, and their respective musical influences come through on the album, from varietal sampling to four-on-the-floor pop. Daniel’s thoughtful songwriting and synth-backed melodies combine with Joel’s tempo-driven drums which results in a part-digital, part-analog soundscape. Fans who are already familiar with Bliss Nova’s sound will appreciate the nuanced choices throughout the album, a work Joel noted is best listened to from beginning to end: “It’s really created to be a seamless listening experience,” he explains.
An intimate space
Going Places is also conceptual. Daniel, responsible for melodic and lyrical direction, said that the common threads for the songs all point to one bottom line.
“The story [the album] tells is longing for something,” he said. “There are people in your life currently, but there are also other places that you want to be, and the album is really about how to make both of those work without losing both of them.”
The Dream Louder Music venue was purposely chosen to promote the more intimate aspects of their music. “[We] didn’t want to have a lot of distance between us and the people come to see us play,” Joel said, adding, “We really like playing in DIY spaces, because you have control over the vision and the vibe [of the show].”
The album, produced by Brennan Willis of Ohio Recording Company and mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters, included the band’s first music video and single, which was released earlier this month. The video can be viewed on the band’s website, blissnova.com. Vinyl preorders for Going Places can be placed at bit.ly/BlissNovaVinylPreorder.
8pm | Friday, November 22
Dream Louder Studios, 303 Morris St.