Pictou-based artist Isaac Vallentin celebrates the release of his new Juma album (his 4th) – along with an opening performance from Colleen “Coco” Collins – at The Carleton on Thursday, June 30th. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are $14 + HST.
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Isaac Vallentin‘s new album, Juma, written over the course of three years, covers the topics of gender fluidity, isolation, gentrification, the internet, the economy, lust, forgiveness, wisdom, transcendence, unrequited love, and yearning for peace (in that order) with the urgent and insightful voice we’ve come to expect from him.
Recorded live in Montréal (when gathering was technically illegal), Vallentin teamed up with Michael Feuerstack (Belle Orchestre, Wooden Stars), Morgan Moore (Patrick Watson), Jamie Kronick (Ben Caplan, Scattered Clouds), Yolande Laroche (Pony Girl), Owen Edwards, and engineer Seb Perry to render his meticulously crafted songs into living, breathing scenes.
An award-winning designer and filmmaker in his own right, Vallentin turned the camera on himself and created a film to accompany the album, full of visual poetry which reveals the humour and deeper meanings of the lyrics.
Vallentin’s pandemic album “…” was released in 2021 to praise such as: “Vallentin has laid bare the strengths of his songwriting…allowing his words to hit extra hard, the culmination of years of thoughtful exploration into the regularities of human life – 8/10” (Exclaim!). It was ranked as the #4 album of the year at One Chord to Another, which deemed it “a masterclass in songwriting.”
Vallentin has toured in Canada, Europe, and Asia in the past. He’s currently based in Pictou, NS, where he’s fixing up an old house and hoping they don’t re-open the mill.