‘Horska’ is the newest release from Gypsophilia and is many things: a 7″ vinyl single with a dub remix, a 6 song digital EP, and a brand new stop motion animation music video.

They recorded the tracks for ‘Horska’ at Montreal’s Hotel2Tango with noted producer Howard Bilerman (of Arcade Fire fame). The single, composed by guitarist Alec Frith, plays with superimposing a Jewish hora over a ska riddim – hence the title. The 7″ includes a dub reggae-style remix as a b-side. The other tracks on the EP range from the nostalgic-sounding ‘Bir Hakeim’ and ‘Stikm,’ which showcase Matt Myer on (mostly muted) horn, to the at-times frenzied Klezmer-influenced piece ‘Corentin Cariou’ and the melancholy ‘Oh my Oma,’ featuring Gina Burgess’ plaintive violin.

As a partner to the title track, a stop-motion animation was created by Halifax artist Sydney Smith and filmmaker Jason Levangie in the style of their beautiful 2011 video ‘Agricola & Sarah’. This time around Gypsophilia’s music is set to a vignette about a bumbling inventor (a likeness of our bass player Adam Fine) trying to get his mechanical flying machine off the ground.

Watch the video – http://youtu.be/wlFk92t8pXc

1. Horska
2. Bir Hakeim
3. Oh My Oma
4. Corentin Cariou
5. Stickm
6. Horska (Dub Remix)

Order 7″ vinyl package – http://forwardmusic.limitedrun.com/products/515268-gypsophilia-horska-7
Listen to ‘Horska’ – http://forwardmusic.bandcamp.com/album/horska
Download the ‘Horska’ dub remix – https://soundcloud.com/forwardmusic/gypsophilia-horska-dub-remix/s-snFSj

Gypsophilia are currently on tour through the northeastern US and will be all over Canada this summer. Dates are below.

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