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Séance Centre

Brandon Hocura & Naomi Okabe
Label interview
11.21.2022

Séance Centre is a Canadian label and publisher which listens for timeless music from the past, present, and future. Their outings, both archival and contemporary, amplify captivating and under-known sound-worlds. Releases are contextualized with interviews, essays, photos, and documentary storytelling, exploring all of the elements that coalesce the indelible works that moves us.

Label playlist
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Jon Iverson
Naningo
5:48
Play
Christina Vantzou, Michael Harrison and John Also Bennett
Tilang
8:42
Play
Scott Gailey
Grasstune
6:55
Play
Shabason & Gunning
Crocodiles
8:06
Play
You'll Never Get to Heaven
Dust
2:36
Play
Philip Sanderson
Maps
3:24
Play
Smokey Haangala
Amafuna Kanyama
3:22
Play
Jacques Charlier
Samba
4:39
Play
Shelter
Dub of the Scarlet City
4:37
Play
C.R. Gillespie
Invitation To A Clog (spell by Andrew Zukerman)
4:22
Play
MJ Lallo
Aquarius Blue
4:49
Play
Museum of No Art
A Nameless Person Tries to Describe Herself
3:10
Play
Gwakasonné
Nirvacina
3:36
Play
Short-Term Memory
City in Mind
3:30
Play
Princess Demeny
New York Grief
3:59
Play
Joseph Shabason & Vibrant Matter
Winterhaze
5:07
Play
O

Where are you from ?

BH & NO

Brandon : Dundas, Ontario.

Naomi : Invermere, British Columbia

Oddity Influence Mix
Brandon Hocura & Naomi Okabe
2:21:14
30 Tracks
Spiritualized - 100 Bars (Flashback)
American Analog Set - Waking Up Is Hard do Do
Soft Location - Let The Moon Get Into It
Vox Populi - Djamileh
Senor Coconut - La Noche Cool
Brandi Ifrgray - Seas of Mars
Seefeel - Time To Find Me (AFX Slow Mix)
Plastikman - Lasttrak
Pole - Streit
Round Five (Featuring Paul St.Hilaire) - Na Fe Throw It
David Toop & Must Kalamula - Mamba Point
Watershell - Calling Elan
Worlds Unite - Fair (Mix1)
Silvania - Acuarelas Spirales y Elefantes
Biosphere - En-Trance
Fennesz - Endless Summer
Terry Riley - You’re No Good
Sako - Armenian Orange Room
Black Dice - Endless Happiness
Yoshimi & Yuka - UMEgination
Nishioka Takashi - あんまり深すぎて
’Koushik - Coolin
Dump - Beautiful Ones
Stereolab - Come And Play In The Milky Night (Demo)
Aerial M - Dazed & Awake
Spiritualized - You Know It’s True (Instrumental)
Nagisa Ni Te - On The Beach
Palace - West Palm Beach
Bo Harwood & John Cassavetes - No One Around To Hear It
Ekkehard Ehlers - Plays John Cassavetes
O

Earliest musical memory ?

BH & NO

Brandon : I was sitting in my living room while my father recorded some of his records to a little cassette player which only had a small built-in microphone. We had to be really quiet. It was my childhood Alvin Lucier experience.

Naomi : Listening to Anne Murray on my Sesame Street record player. Also the Dr. Who theme song—it gave me nightmares.

O

Why did you start a record label ?

BH

Our first label was created to release our own band’s music. Subsequently, it felt more meaningful to talk-up other people’s music.

O

How would you describe the label’s sound ?

BH

There is no sound per-se, just a gathering of artists and stories that we connect with.

O

Some insight on the mix you recorded ?

BH

Thinking back to my formative musical experiences brought back places, moods, and memories, mostly from my late teens and early twenties. For the mix, I wanted to connect those salad days with my long-term interests; basically I chose some foundational favorites and filled the spaces between them with sonic portals, linking then and now in my mind.

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