Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Jason Zumpano is a pianist living in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Apart from piano composition he has been involved in various musical ensembles such as Zumpano, Destroyer, Sparrow, Loscil and The Cyrillic Typewriter.
"The Cyrillic Typewriter's Cyrillic Typewriter is a suite of short-long songs, vignettes and portraits, like a collection of handmade stamps or a YouTube compilation of sunrises. They feel handsewn but not at all ramshackle, and so it's fitting that this is a vinyl release: warm, solid, scratches strung together on a disc. "Names" is one minute long and full of silver hooks, all jumble and harmony. There's a more complicated progress to "Troops of Pure Silver" - advancing, retreating, testing the ground. Maps you can't trust, destinations that may no longer exist. Listening to that patient cello I imagine a field with buried chests, treasure or landmines, cows idling through the clover."