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Jordan Vauvert Poemss nous toise d'un air interrogateur avec les yeux les plus étranges d'entre tous, ceux des chats (tiens, tiens, tiens...), ces yeux dans lesquels on se perd. Ce disque est une plongée dans l'inconnu : avant-gardistes, Joanne Pollock — reconnaissable par sa voix enchanteresse — et Aaron Funk — qui s'essaye au chant, mais avec une voix assez maladroite, touchante — forment un duo que tout oppose. Ou pas ? Les morceaux sont des mondes à part entière, à la fois étranges et oniriques.

👁👁 Favorite track: Moviescapes.
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miriamblaylock Great work.. you can hear how they both harmonize and influence each other, he seems to be tamed by her or he finally settled..nothing beats controlled manic creativity.. lovely couple..artworks suits well too.. Favorite track: Heads On Heads.
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catfoodcanopener With Poemss and his Last Step project taken into account (and of course, Venetian Snares), it really makes one realize how talented Mr. Funk is. Favorite track: Hall Of Faces.
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azucena’s ghost Lots of favorites on this album. Pleasantly unexpected. Favorite track: Ancient Pony.
Janis Geiger
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Janis Geiger mezmerizingly beautiful... such fantasy!
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Vondobulon You can’t love a girl, from a million “miles away... “ Favorite track: Miles Away.
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Ancient Pony 04:28
Bedtime 04:48
Moviescapes 03:10
Miles Away 05:47
Kissing Song 04:16


Poemss is a musical project from Toronto-based producer and music artist Joanne Pollock in collaboration with Aaron Funk, who’s recorded music as Venetian Snares. They met in Europe but when Joanne played Aaron her music and visited him at his studio, collaboration started to happen soon after. Poemss will surprise anyone who equates Aaron’s music solely with his hard-edged, drum-driven output. The record is the result of a true partnership, with both artists contributing to the writing and performance of the music, the technical aspects of production and to the performance and treatment of the vocals. The result is a collection of soft and dreamlike ballads; Aaron and Joanne’s singing adding both texture and poetry to the album. They explain how the record came about:

“This album was made between January and May of 2013. To us, this album is an album of beginnings. It’s the beginning of knowing someone, the beginning of a new creative endeavour, and fresh possibilities.

The very first song that we wrote together is included in these tracks, and was to us just an experiment. As musicians, it seemed natural to see what we would make. We can hear ourselves becoming more comfortable with each other as it progresses; an evolution recorded in an album.

This record comes from a very intimate place for both of us, largely because it was recorded in Aaron’s house, where Joanne was visiting at the time.

However, although it was recorded in Winnipeg, to us this record seems less rooted in a particular place or time, and seems more to be born out of our thoughts, dreams, and reflections. Listening back to every track, it is difficult for us to isolate which parts either of us brought individually to each song. We launch each other creatively, melodically.

One of us will usually be inspired again to add to what the other is laying down and it works in a kind of cycle like this. It’s a nice way to flow and pleasantly surprising to see what the other person brings to it. Much of the time, it really sounds like the two of us together rather than a combination of what we do individually.”


released February 11, 2014

Written by Aaron Funk and Joanne Pollock.
Published by Mutesong/Copyright control.
Artwork by Casey Weldon


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