Not to be confused with Nicole Richie’s ex-boyfriend, Toronto’s A.M. has created an ambient and beatsy fusion of electronic, gospel and folk music with the sounds of our beloved public transit system on his newest release Underground.
An elementary school teacher also known as Andrew Moore, A.M. samples the familiar sounds of the TTC: door chimes, the rumbling, hissing and screeching of a train’s arrival in the station, footsteps on tile, announcements on the P.A. system, and a busker’s guitar. These familiar sounds are combined with his own music and beats, and he manages to move beyond the novelty of his idea. Put simply, these tracks are pretty good.
Make love to Toronto and sample A.M.’s tracks here. Recommended tracks include “Gospel Jam” and “Boom Snap Clap”.
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