One Day, My Friend
Feelin A Way
Camp Candle’s music arrives on gossamer wings, riding impeccable waves of warm bass and pulsating, nearly industrial drums that beat out rhythms reverberating into the wired, airless Philadelphia streets, the band’s minimal set-up belying the hidden, sun-kissed intensity they possess.
Like a lost 4AD basement demo-tape filtered, remixed and deconstructed through original Chicago house music, Detroit techno, and Philly soul, Camp Candle’s got a sound perfectly built on the city’s roaring ambiance of four-wheel dirt bikes, constant jack-hammering from construction, and the melange of both emergency sirens and Public Enemy oscillating from passing vehicles. It’s a trip; the band-- wildly imaginative and irreverently reverent producer, programmer, and synth player Mark Cave aka Nu Ra and visionary lyricist and vocalist Briana Hetepsa Mills-Walker, the two longtime, cosmically bonded friends and collaborators-- don’t just perform, they float across stages with a delicate magic on their minds, a magic they use as talisman, as ritual, as praxis. - Alex Smith