Equally referencing post-rock, classical and ambient music, tinycastles eschews structured forms in favour of erratic build-ups propelled by intimate loops. Their sprawling sound weaves together shimmery guitars, synths and lush vocals, coalescing into a symphony of delicate drone musings.
Lyndsie Alguire and Thomas Boucher met at one of Montréal's drone sleepover events in 2015 and formed tinycastles as a meeting point for their diverse influences and styles—to delve deeper into the spontaneous traits of their respective solo projects. Alguire is a Montréal-based artist who creates textural and melodic compositions that draw equally from neo-classical, electroacoustic, and pop practices. tinycastles marks her first venture into collaborative performances, leaning even more heavily into electronic and improvisational elements. French-born Boucher moved to Montréal in 2015 and is currently between both countries. Using his background in classical guitar, he brings a unique approach to drone music that weaves intricate picking styles with E-Bow phrasings and feedback loops. The duo's 2017 debut EP, Lull, offers a magnificent glimpse into the duo’s gauzy sensibilities.
Known for the semi-improvised and unpredictable nature of their live sets, tinycastles set sail into shoegaze-y spaciousness, textures that bloom into blissful ambience and brooding melodies that find purpose before drifting away in a state of hushed catharsis—providing the optimal accompaniment for all your lucid dreaming.