AA sound system formed a long time ago when Ayla Brook (singer/guitarist) decided he didn’t need other humans to play roots-y music. He programmed some beats and sounds and played some acoustic guitar and sang and tweaked it all into something that even fans of early Beck wouldn’t be able to figure out.
Then he got a little lonely.
Enter Marek Tyler (drums and vocoder/samples), childhood friend from P.A. Sask. who had been chasing sounds and tails around the northern-western regions of Canada with moderate success in each department. He made the drums ring out live and organically and made AASound System into a live and breathing sound machine.
Years pass along with incarnations of the band and songs, songs that range, by the way, from tree-
planting anthems to drunken-folk-fest kickers to contemplative late-night sobbers and forest-fire-
Then enters one Lane Arndt (bass/keys/vocals), a refugee of musical academia and free-jazz guitar
skronkery who was beginning to acknowledge the power of the song, the lilt of melody, the grace of
the lyric and the pull of an audience that actually cares about stuff. Here’s...