Somewhere between reinventing the electro-pop wheel for labels like Ghostly and Morr, co-founding his own imprint, Suction Records, and giving a little of his precious time to side projects, ten years have passed for Jason Amm, the Zimbabwe-born, Toronto-based producer known in the music world as Solvent. Thus, Demonstration Tape (1997-2007), a forthcoming compilation from Ghostly that documents Amm's output over the last decade, from his signature club hit "My Radio" to the vocodor-heavy "For You."
Those of you rolling your eyes at the idea of yet-another "greatest hits" compilation should note that many of the tracks here are out-of-print, something that hopefully renders the collection–set for release on January 29, 2008–worth picking up, particularly since the CD version is limited to 700 copies. And if all that is not enough, the comp also includes three previously-unreleased tracks.
Meanwhile, Amm is gearing up for some live dates in the Midwest and Canada, starting in mid-January.
01/18 Montreal QC: Zoo Bizarre
01/19 Tornonto, ON: The Rivoli
01/24 Detroit, MI: TBA
01/25 Chicago, IL: The Empty Bottle
01/26 Milwaukee, WI: Stonefly