Part indie-rock preacher, part wunderkind, Halifax’s symphonic-pop poster boy Rich Aucoin is a musical mastermind. His carnival spectacle of a live show will have you dancing under a parachute covered in confetti. With his latest release, Ephemeral, the ever-ruminating philosopher distills all his big ideas into ten sharp songs, creating one central message: we must gather all things that cause fear and division, and use them to bring us together. Everything Aucoin does feeds into another thing. His whole life is an endlessly connected mass of roots, needing air and water and a light show to really be seen.