Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Roberson’

When not working as part Vancouver post-punk collective Crack Cloud, Daniel Roberson makes gorgeous, eerily chill music as “Peace Chord”, with piano, ambient synths and layers of harmony as its primary elements. Peace Chord’s self-titled debut, Peace Chord was made in the shed behind the communal house that I and rest of Crack Cloud live in. I recorded most of it there, as well as in my parent’s living room, during and after the making of Pain Olympics with Crack Cloud. In that ramshackle space I found stillness for the first time after three years of oscillation; between harm-reduction work in overdose prevention sites and low-barrier shelters, and tour with Crack Cloud. In the stillness of that space, I was afforded time to reflect on the thoughts and experiences that had gone unseen: Loss of love. The dying of my grandfather. The dying of friends to overdose. Seeing new countries. Bearing witness to celebration and trauma. While I was writing, I was also building a Buchla 200 synthesizer, learning to weave on a loom, keeping my hands busy. Like treading water, providing buoyancy to process and meditate on these experiences.

Weaving a spiritual lens through which I can interpret what I’ve seen.

‘Memo’ is a song from the debut album ‘Peace Chord’. Recorded, Produced and Performed by Peace Chord (Daniel Roberson)

Releases February 5th, 2021