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Space Cubs

Buffalo, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

Buffalo, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
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"Pilates Pusseh Dances On The Edge Of Time"

Pilates pusseh says:
“The great Bengali poet Tragore said “Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time.” Today we are going to incorporate the beauty of that into our pilates movements. Our fluffeh bottoms will represent our lives, the skirting board will stand in for time and we will lightly dance.”

To accompany your lightly dance we have Space Cubs and the title track from the forthcoming album Something For Us. Space Cubs are Suzanne Bonifacio. The track is a free download. It’s static and crackle with soft jittery beats and lots of overlaid synths. A sort of gentle space ambient. For heads everywhere. - Acid Ted Blog


"Space Cubs- Something For Us"

In case you missed it, we highly recommend this Space Cubs album by Producer Suzanne Bonifacio from the end of last year. On repeat at the homestead of our William McGiven of The Constellations Radio Show whenever he isn’t bangin on about Derby County FC! - Frission Radio


"Space Cubs: The Fire And Things Forgotten"

Certain music is best played in dark, dimly lit places, with an entranced audience that might not be raising the roof, but certainly is swaying and riding the same vibe as the artist. Such are the sounds of Suzanne Bonifacio, the multi-instrumentalist also known as Space Cubs. The Buffalo native recently picked up a parasite while hiking the Appalachian Trail, began to reflect on her life and created the brooding work The Fire and Things Forgotten, out on Unspeakable Records May 12. What can you do, inspiration comes from the damnedest places, I suppose.

Recorded by her lonesome for three months in the Pisgah national Forest during the fall and winter of 2014-15, with some additional time spent gathering sounds in Charlotte, North Carolina, the album clearly expresses a sense of solitude. But don’t be mistaken into thinking this is a depressing affair.

Bonifacio’s music, while foreboding and shadowy, still conveys an underlying sense of hopefulness. The sound itself falls somewhere between early Massive Attack and BANKS, a kind of post trip-hop informed by the beat scene. Opener and incidental first single, “The Eye,” sets the stage, with echoing vocals, taught drums reminiscent of Dasha Rush and a downright otherworldly feel. Follow-up “One of Two Ways” becomes somehow more ominous still, before “A Tired Sky” effectively lifts the mood enough to keep things interesting.

“It’s A Constant” may be my favorite track, and it seems to be the one most likely to be heard in your favorite underground DJ’s next set at that club only the cool kids know about. While SC provides haunting vocals on most tracks, she demonstrates her purely instrumental chops on “Under the End of the Bed,” a sparse, ghostly number that would feel at home alongside the work of Shigeto. Closer “Longings and Losses” probably is the most depressingly named track here, but still manages to end the album on a musically uplifting note.

For those of you familiar with Back to the Future II, you’re well aware that 2015 is the year the Cubs win it all. We’ll see how Chicago does as the season progresses, but Space Cubs is here to ensure the prediction comes true on some level. - Chris Daly


Discography

Something For Us (LP, 2016)
The Fire And Things Forgotten (LP, 2015)
Come Forth, Die Down (EP, 2013)

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Space Cubs started as songwriter/producer, Suzanne Bonifacio from Buffalo, New York, which is now also producer, Shawn Lewis, Adam Presley (Guitar, visuals), Ken Culton (percussion). Bonifacio came to form Space Cubs as an attempt to spend time exploring the nature of being alone with music. She released her first EP in 2013 titled 'Come Forth, Die Down' along with LP 'The Fire And Things Forgotten' in 2015 and LP 'Something For Us' in November 2016. 

"Bonifacio's strong suit lays in her expressiveness, elegantly combining the spiritual and the romantic with melodies that seem to demonstrate that the journey of self knowledge is more than a matter of self. She isn't afraid of tapping into unnavigable territory, but similarly to earthy electronic artists such as Bjork and Boards of Canada, her music contains subtle glimpses of tranquility beneath the pretense of complete psychic distortion" (Jeannette Chin, Buffablog). 

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