- Friday, February 21, 2020
- Mario Vaira and Ryan Stewart
- Wine Cellar Studio
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“Dream Final is about the struggle getting really real. In this era of climate crisis, increased nationalism, and social alienation, it’s about reimagining your best case scenario to find hope. Faced with all these signs pointing towards the end times, it can feel like all the hustle, all the career dreams are just a product of the greed that’s simultaneously destroying our planet and the ways we relate to each other. This song is about taking a step back from the drive for more to take clear stock of we have. It’s about shifting focus and letting go of what you thought your end goal was to be open to a different, but similarly rewarding path.”
Maher’s singular, trail-blazing path begin in the world of jazz. After playing in bands like Flannel Jimmy and DNA6, he began experimenting with the Line 6 loop pedal in his solo work. Now, using percussion, SPDS drum pad, electric guitar, sax and vocals, Alex creates songs one layer at a time.
His 2017 EP Aether marked the end of a struggle with addiction stemming from mental illness after the loss of a dear friend. Dream Final expands from Aether’s introspection with its macro take on global issues in the digital age. Featuring crisp production by Juno Award-winning producer Ryan Stewart, Dream Final is an up-tempo meditation on the state of the world.