Blind Date

by Cantor Dust

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BLIND DATE is a tale, laden with whimsy, of a guy who, for all of his life, has felt especially blessed, after having been visited in a dream by extra-terrestrials bringing to him the promise that one day they would return, and that he would then join them in a better place. When the day finally came, our hero was lifted gracefully to their ship, and spent many months within its starch silver walls. What neither party had anticipated, however, was that interplanetary relationships can be quite complicated . . .

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released November 1, 2010

All of it by Mark Klassen

Review of BLIND DATE in the UNITER
by Catherine van Reenen

I’m 85 per cent sure that Cantor Dust, an experimental rock band consisting solely of Mark Klassen, is strangely awesome. But I’m 15 per cent sure that I’m not supposed to think this. The intricate piano playing, epic cymbals and Klassen’s ethereal voice make the perfect synthesis for what I’m 85 per cent sure is a concept album telling the exciting and heart-wrenching story of a guy who gets abducted by aliens. But I still have the nagging 15 per cent suspicion that Cantor Dust is laughing at me while I think about this album like it’s a MENSA test because Klassen’s lyrics don’t always match its epic-Eno-esque resonance: “The last thing I remember was blowing my load before everything faded to black, and that must have been when they beamed me up.” With lyrics like that I’m 85 per cent sure that Blind Date is worth a listen.

www.uniter.ca/view/6004/

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Cantor Dust Winnipeg, Manitoba

Loops & arpeggiators dance with blues-piano beat-boxing synth-cabaret. Storytelling comedies & tragedies bring the audience into worlds born from imaginations of fairy-tale atmospheres carrying sung tales taller than a dozen giraffes standing on each other.

Cantor Dust is Mark Klassen, Jeff Konwalchuk, Ashley Jonassen, and Justin van Damme.
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