The great thing about summer is that you can easily lose track of the days. The bad thing about summer is that you can so very easily lose track of the days. This is especially problematic when you publish a feature every Wednesday and forget that it’s Wednesday until it’s no longer Wednesday!
In correspondence with my theme of forgetting, today’s feature presents a band that I’d almost forgotten about. Epigram was a four-piece instrumental group from Toronto until their disbandment in late 2011. They came to mind today because I only recently discovered that they’re Canadian, and could not resist sharing their incredible music with you all. God knows there’s a treasure trove of instrumental-alternative stuff out there, but every once in a while a band comes along that really his hits the nail on the head. This is the case with Epigram. Their music conveys emotion and thoughts with such fluidity and accuracy that you can’t help but be drawn in to their world.
This tune, “Never Was And Never Will Be” captures perfectly the grief and consequent anger in having a deep and intense love that will never grow into reality. Life is often different than perceived, matters of love especially. It is truly a wonderful thing when a piece of wordless music can simplify feelings that are so complex. Do enjoy.
Through their four-and-a-half years as the band, Epigram released two albums, both available on Bandcamp for very tempting prices.