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A Date With A Smoke Machine

by Chris Page

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A Date With A Smoke Machine
(Kelp Records)
Not only will the sexy, tormented voice of Chris Page make you melt, but that guitar work of his is pure greatness. A Date with a Smoke Machine is haunting. The songs cling to you as the memories that made them must cling to Page. And there isn’t a single letdown in the bunch. It’s poetic and moving and constantly surprising you with lyrics like, “I creep into your sleep with panic stricken song.” Page even provides the back story for each song, revealing that even his point of view is poetic. He borrowed a friend’s guitar while on tour and used it to write the introduction to a song. He admits, “I’m not sure if taking songs out of someone’s guitar is fair game.” All’s fair in love Chris, and I love this CD. It’s a new staple for road trips and lazy Sundays.
See Magazine, Edmonton
January 2010


A Marshall cabinet, speaker cloth spray-painted and torn, Cons six inches off the floor, a Townshend-heavy riff crashing down off the stage like a wrecking ball. This is how I first remember Chris Page, a small basement club somewhere in Ottawa, rock ‘n’ roll played as if life depended on it.

Now, years later, I take a walk with Page's new solo album "A Date With a Smoke Machine." The crushing guitar of his legendary Glengarry punks The Stand GT or current alt-anthem machine Camp Radio only lurks at the corners here. Front and centre is Page's songwriting, accompanied by acoustic guitars and noisy curios that sound plucked from dusty rec rooms. Plaintive, thoughtful, at times nostalgic, this is music that plays with memories of beginnings and endings, and might just be as crushing as a 100-watt wall of sound.

With a new Camp Radio album slotted for release in late 2010, high kicks and high volume will soon return to the Page camp. But in the meantime, "A Date With a Smoke Machine" is something we should take time to savour. Here, in story and in sound, we find a songwriter perfecting his craft. Here, layers peeled back, we find songs that need second and third listens, melodies to hum, words to remember.

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released February 16, 2010

Recorded by Dave Draves at Little Bullhorn Prods.
Mastered by Draves and Jarrett Bartlett
Summer '09.


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Chris Page Ottawa, Ontario

Songwriting for indie garage bands Expanda Fuzz, The Stand GT, Camp Radio, and all these folk songs I strum quietly to myself, just below the din.

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