Black Beach

by Wand

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Secret Hymn 03:25
Swimmers 03:18
Feelings 02:54
Black Beach 09:52


"The melodies are bound tight; sinewy and powerful. The casios and guitar are soft and billowy, but the kick drum threatens to break through the protective cage around your heart and expose the beating organ to the world. Black Beach, the new LP from Victoria based First Nations, is a one-man revolution."

Bryan Acker,


released April 5, 2011

Wand is, on these recordings,

Derek Janzen - acoustic & electric guitar, drums, voices, casios, piano, auto-harp, glockenspiel, bass guitar, dx-9, field recorder, tape deck.

Jordan Soles - electric piano on track 10

All Songs written by Derek Janzen
All Lyrics written by Derek Janzen
Recored and Mixed by Derek Janzen in and around Grande Prairie, AB and Victoria BC, from August 2009 - March 2011.
Mastered by Ashton Klassen
All Songs Copyright Wand
Art by Magnus Tiesenhausen

Many thanks to Ashton Klassen, Magnus Vontiesenhausen, Jordan and Josh Soles, Courtney Loberg, Jessie Friesen, Matt and Kate Ediger, Dalen and Devin Landis, and you.


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Island Eyes Vancouver, British Columbia

Island Eyes is Vancouver, BC musician Derek Janzen. He has been quietly recording and releasing homemade music from out of his bedroom since 2008.

Over the years he has played along side some great acts including Wolf Parade, Mount Eerie, Car Seat Headrest & Frog Eyes.
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