Love More Real
Love More Real is about waking up to our relative privilege, embodying ruthless compassion, embracing impermanence, and using our agency to cultivate a better world for ALL.
Love More Real weaves classical, industrial, alternative rock, goth, ambient and electro pop to forge a debut that will move you to dance while reflecting on the state of the world. On this album, Geoff steps back and interrogates his fabricated sense of self, explores his position as a white settler on stolen land and is a testament to Geoff’s commitment to embracing and leveraging his music talent towards a sustainable means after suffering the loss of his main source of income in live events due to the pandemic. Love More Real is a manifestation that springs from Geoff’s true passion: making music.
Geoff is a long-time supporter of the Tibetan Freedom Movement and the release date of Love More Real, March 12, 2021, was chosen to honour Tibetan Women's Uprising Day. This album is dedicated to the youth activists of Students For A Free Tibet (SFT) Canada, and their peer artists and activists around the world working for social justice. 20% of album sales will go to SFT Canada
Written & Produced by Geoff Doner 2021
Geoff Doner - All Instrumentation & Vocals
Andrea Battersby - Vocals on "New Life" and "No Secret"
Mikela Jay - Vocals on "New Life" & "No Secret"
Troy Jackson - Vocals on "No Secret"
Tenzin Tsering - Original Cover Art
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Released March 12 , 2021
No Secret [ESN Mix]
No Secret is a rally cry to cut the bullshit and help one another, a reminder that social inequities persist based on unequal access to resources and basic human rights. We all have a part to play in taking care of each other by dismantling broken systems and creating new ones that are entirely inclusive. It's the middle of winter in Toronto, where the second wave of the pandemic has some citizens locked down. What options do unhoused citizens have to experience safety and respect and freedom from infection ?
Fellow Toronto residents have stepped up to fill the gap between basic human needs and rights of vulnerable folks and the tone-deaf governmental responses to the affordable housing crisis which has included dismissal of peoples experience on the ground and worse- destruction of peoples temporary shelters without appropriate alternatives offered. Why are individuals and community organizations like Encampment Support Network paying for our institutions failure to provide safety to every citizen equally ?
It's no secret that everyone deserves the same human rights and that the ability to thrive is dependent upon some basic human requirements - freedom, water, food and a home.
All proceeds from sale of this track will be donated to the Toronto-based Encampment Support Network in aid of their urgently necessary work to support unhoused citizens seeking safety in temporary shelters like tents, tiny homes and foam domes in city parks.
This release is a remix of the original No Secret from Geoff Doner's forthcoming EP Love More Real
Written & Produced by Geoff Doner 2020
Geoff Doner | Vocals & All Instrumentation
Andrea Battersby | Vocals
Mikela Jay | Vocals
Troy Jackson | Vocals
Artwork: Andrea Battersby
Design: Geoff Doner
"ESN is an ad-hoc, volunteer-run network supporting people living in encampments in 6 locations
throughout Toronto. This includes ESN Parkdale, ESN Trinity Bellwoods, ESN Scadding Court, ESN
Moss Park, ESN LNP and ESN Cherry Beach. ESN is not a charitable organization we are group of
people trying to build community, support our neighbors, and advocate for better conditions in
encampments and demand long term housing in Toronto. We wish we didn’t have to exist and hope to
dissolve once people get housing or the city starts providing people with what they need. This is not a
sustainable situation, and we are not a charity."
#topoli #TheHousingCrisisIsARealEstateGame #HousingNow
Orbs Of Light Amongst The Skeleton Trees
Orbs Of Light Amongst The Skeleton Trees is a dark, ambient sonic journey based on and built upon improvisations.
Improvising has always been a valuable outlet for me in that it allows me to get out of my own way so to speak and let the music flow through me, as though I am a conduit of sorts.
I started improvising on the piano when I was a teenager, a much needed deprogramming of sorts after almost 10 years of classical training. It has since become a key element of my compositions, particularly the more experimental releases such as Orbs Of Light.
Have a listen and purchase your digital copy today! Your contributions support my art practice and allow me to invest more time into doing what I do best: making music.
Written, Improvised & Produced by Geoff Doner 2021
Released September 7, 2021
Electro Acoustic Pop Ambient Goth Rock music project created and produced by Geoff Doner, composer, musician and cofounder of Bureau Of Power & Light (BPL), an art collective cultivating creative energies for positive social impact. Based in Toronto CAN.