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After three years of relentless worldwide touring (cross-Canadian shows, European festivals, even a beach party in Madagascar) Rich Aucoin returns with his second album, Ephemeral. With this album, the ever-ruminating philosopher distills all his big ideas into 10 sharp dance-pop songs, creating one central message. We must gather all things that cause fear and division, and use them to bring us together.

Everything Aucoin does feeds into another thing. His whole life is an endlessly connected mass of roots, needing air and water and a light show to really be seen. Aucoin now custom orders his trademark parachute (as seen in his Are You Experiencing?) since there are so many devoted and curious fans rushing to get under them at live shows. He’s already holding stadium-caliber, interactive live spectacles in the confines of clubs, marveled CBC Radio 3’s Grant Lawrence. Imagine what this Halifax electro-imagineer could do in a hockey arena!