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Past Shows

Mon. August 6th 2018
@  Sidney Waterfront Pavillion (All Ages)
Electro-Acoustic: Sonic Jazz Showcase JP Carter (of Destroyer), Kenton Loewen (of Peregrine Falls, 2018 Juno Award Winner), James Meger, Thelema Banana
Sat. March 3rd 2018
Hannah Epperson, Uschi Tala, Thelema Banana
Fri. February 24th 2017
Copper Owl (No Minors)
It Is Happening Again: A Twin Peaks Evening Elan Noon, Thelema Banana, Songs From The Black Lodge, Mosfett , PAPER STREET STUDIOS, The Velvet Unicorn

Thelema Banana

Confirmed: Jul. 28, 2018

post-industrial ambient, xenophrenic jazz & soul from Victoria BC

Contact Details

Thelema Banana
thelema.banana@gmail.com

Thelema Banana is an avante-garde electronic and electro-acoustic project founded by David Bodrug, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. David has also recorded as Dub Gnostic (Woodwork Recordings, Mosaic Records UK) and is one-half of the West Coast duo, Cascadia Sound (with Chris Rozek of Revolver Canada and Switch Records). He has a lengthy history of involvement in the electronic music scenes in London, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria going back to 1992.

Thelema Banana’s sound design is guided by philosophically and historically-based concepts, exploring chimerical themes to create visceral audio environments of lost or future eras, including musical movements characterized as dark jazz, post-industrial ambient and xenophrenic soul. Initially an ambient solo project, reflected largely in the content of the first album, the project is evolving in its embrace of jazz influences (Ambiq, Colin Stetson and Carl Craig’s Innerzone Orchestra figure large in this pantheon of influences). With the development towards a jazz sound, Thelema Banana currently performs with Jro Schuurman (also known as Psychic Pollution) on drums and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Watson (bass clarinet, musical saw, accordion).

Current Lineup

NameRoleDates
David BodrugElectronics2016-present
Aaron WatsonBass Clarinet, Accordion, Musical Saw2017-present
Jro SchuurmanPercussion2017-present

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Bill, We Heard It Too
In this Video Artist(s) Thelema Banana
Posted: Jan. 27, 2018
Thelema Banana - Bohemian Grove
In this Video Artist(s) Thelema Banana
Posted: Feb. 22, 2017