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Godspeed You Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven!
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet & Other Distress
Godspeed You Black Emperor
Asunder, Sweet & Other Distress
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Constellation)
20,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Back in 2012, the shadowy, majestic Canadian post-rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor released Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!, their first album after a decade-plus hiatus, and it was just as thundering and grand and powerful as everything else they’ve ever done. The band won Canada’s Polaris Music Prize for the album, and they issued a statement about the “tone-deaf” ceremony, but that story should not overwhelm the gut-grabbing power of the album itself. And now they’ve announced that they’ll have another album for us in about a month, which is just excellent news. The new album, Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress, clocks in at an overwhelmingly brief 40 minutes, which is pretty surprising coming from a group whose individual tracks often inch past the 20-minute mark. The album only has four songs, but 10-minute songs are still concise by Godspeed standards. The band recorded the album with Electrical Audio engineer Greg Norman at studios in North Carolina and Montreal.
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Godspeed You Black Emperor
Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
LP+7" | 2012 | US | Original (Constellation)
23,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
First album in 10 years! 180 gram LP in tipped-on gatefold jacket. Includes 7" vinyl + 12"X 48" pull-out poster!
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers
Godspeed You Black Emperor
Luciferian Towers
LP | 2017 | CA | Original (Constellation)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / CA – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The seventh record by Godspeed You! Black Emperor will be released 22 September 2017 on Constellation.

‘Luciferian Towers‘ was recorded during the winter of 2016/2017 at Montreal’s Hotel2Tango, with Greg Norman once again engineering and co-producing (as he did on the band’s previous album ‘Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress‘).

The music on ‘Luciferian Towers‘ took shape over the past two years, amidst GYBE’s collaborative performances with the Holy Body Tattoo dance company’s monumental, and spurred by the commissioning of new compositions memorializing the 100th anniversary of the WWI Battle of Messines, which premiered at a live concert event on the site of the massacre at Heuvelland, Belgium this past June.

‘Luciferian Towers‘ is Godspeed’s third album since the group’s ‘reunion’ in 2011 and their second consecutive single LP-length record (following three double-album releases in 2000, 2002 and 2012).

this, this long-playing record, a thing we made in the midst of communal mess, raising dogs and children. eyes up and filled with dreadful joy – we aimed for wrong notes that explode, a quiet muttering amplified heavenward. we recorded it all in a burning motorboat.

(context as follows:)

1. UNDOING A LUCIFERIAN TOWERS – look at that fucking skyline! big lazy money writ in dull marble obelisks! imagine all those buildings much later on, hollowed out and stripped bare of wires and glass, listen- the wind is whistling through all 3,000 of its burning window-holes!

2. BOSSES HANG – labor, alienated from the wealth it creates, so that holy cow, most of us live precariously! kicking at it, but barely hanging on! also – the proud illuminations of our shortened lives! also – more of us than them! also – what we need now is shovels, wells, and barricades!

3. FAM / FAMINE – how they kill us = absentee landlord, burning high-rise. the loud panics of child-policemen and their exploding trigger-hands. with the dull edge of an arbitrary meritocracy. neglect, cancer maps, drone strike, famine. the forest is burning and soon they’ll hunt us like wolves.

4. ANTHEM FOR NO STATE – kanada, emptied of its minerals and dirty oil. emptied of its trees and water. a crippled thing, drowning in a puddle, covered in ants. the ocean doesn’t give a shit because it knows it’s dying too.

finally and in conclusion;
the “luciferian towers” L.P. was informed by the following grand demands:
+ an end to foreign invasions
+ an end to borders
+ the total dismantling of the prison-industrial complex
+ healthcare, housing, food and water acknowledged as an inalienable human right
+ the expert fuckers who broke this world never get to speak again

much love to all the other lost and wondering ones,
xoxoxox god’s pee / montréal / 4 juillet, 2017

PERSONNEL
Aidan Girt: Drums
David Bryant: Electric guitar, MG-One
Efrim Manuel Menuck: Electric guitar, organ, OP-1
Karl Lemieux: 16mm film projections
Mauro Pezzente: Electric bass
Michael Moya: Electric guitar
Sophie Trudeau: Violins, organ
Thierry Amar: Contrebasse, electric bass
Timothy Herzog: Drums

GUESTS ON TRACK ONE
Bonnie Kane (saxophone, flute, electronics)
Craig Pederson (trumpet)
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Yanqui U.x.o.
Sandro Perri - Impossible Spaces
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Slow Riot For A New Zero Kanada
Foon, Rebecca - Waxing Moon
Sandro Perri - Soft Landing
Sandro Perri
Soft Landing
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Constellation)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
It took seven years for Sandro Perri to return with an album under his own name, releasing In Another Life ("his outsider pop masterpiece" - Exclaim) in the fall of 2018, as the much-anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed full-length Impossible Spaces (#38 album of 2011 at Pitchfork, among other accolades). But the Perri floodgates have now well and truly opened: the flow of sparkling, eddying music he's been meticulously doling out of late (including two recent volumes of collaborative avant-electronic work with his Off World project) charts another vital, rejuvenating tributary with Soft Landing. Rounding up songs he's been toying with for the better part of the last decade, Perri enters his third decade of music-making with this lovely, langourous collection of subtly detailed soft rock - his most guitar-based album since 2007's Tiny Mirrors. Rightly celebrated as "one of the most singular producers in contemporary music" (Boomkat) for his widely varied electronic work, Perri's foundations as a guitarist have always factored into his `solo' albums in one form or another. On Soft Landing, Perri's guitar is at the calm and expressively rambling heart of these tunes - while his recording and mixing acumen as a (self) producer is, as always, on brilliant display. "God Blessed The Fool" is a splendid stroke of sultry slow-burn soul that finds Sandro busting out his sweet falsetto; "Wrong About The Rain" channels only the choicest tropes of syncopated 70s-era soft-rock, with Perri weaving ornate guitar licks around a succulent interplay of clavinet and trap kit, resulting in one of the most immediately satisfying tunes he's ever put to tape - high praise for someone with such a stellar catalogue to date, but we're confident fans will agree. And as with last year's In Another Life (which comprised two album-length sides of `infinite song'), Soft Landing includes the 16-minute track "Time (You Got Me)", an enchanted mid-tempo excursion anchored by a gently sliding guitar riff and a serene vocal singing a wistfully acquiescent love letter to the fourth dimension. Paced by congas, shakers, claves, impressionistic piano and even the occasional wind chime, Perri wraps up his final vocal refrain by the song's fifth minute and then steers the instrumental theme down a long and winding road in his inimitable style - like a stroll along a country lane where every glint of dappled sunlight catches another rustling, animate micro-detail. Thanks for listening.
Jerusalem In My Heart - Daqa'Iq Tudaiq
Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire - Never Were The Way She Was
Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee
Matana Roberts
Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee
LP | 2015 | CA | Original (Constellation)
22,99 €*
Release:2015 / CA – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Matana Roberts is one of the most acclaimed, socio-politically conscious and aesthetically intrepid avant-jazz practitioners of the 21st century. Following the critical accolades that the first two Coin Coin chapters have thus far received, the past year has been marked by further career-defining recognition for her body of iconoclastic work: Roberts was a recipient of both the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts and the Daisy Duke Impact Award in 2014.

Roberts has long employed the phrase “panoramic sound quilting” to describe the process surrounding her Coin Coin work. The third chapter in her Coin Coin series finds Roberts implementing this metaphor most explicitly, constructing a sound art tapestry from field recordings, loop and effects pedals, and spoken word recitations, alongside her saxophone and singing voices. Coin Coin Chapter Three: river run thee could arguably be considered first and foremost a vocal work, and notwithstanding its experimental and esoteric structure, a deeply narrative work as well.
Last Ex - Last Ex
Last Ex
Last Ex
LP | 2014 | CA | Original (Constellation)
22,99 €*
Release:2014 / CA – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Last Ex is the new instrumental rock ensemble led by Simon Trottier and Olivier Fairfield, both longtime fixtures of experimental/punk scenes rooted in the cross-province hub of Hull/Ottawa (straddling the border of Quebec and Ontario, respectively). In addition to duties in various groups orbiting Fairfield's E-Tron Records (including H. de Heutz, Ferriswheel and many others), the two are perhaps best known as core members of haunted blues-folk ensemble Timber Timbre, which spawned the Last Ex project.

When Timber Timbre’s ambient music for a horror film went unused back in 2012, Trottier and Fairfield began revisiting the sound palette they had built up for the soundtrack at Fairfield's studio in Hull, expanding on their techniques and textures, adding drums, bass and various other instruments. The duo found that they had dug into some very fertile territory, writing additional songs throughout 2013 and bringing their obsessions with sound collage, tape-based music concrète and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop to bear on the cinematic lyricism of the initial widescreen guitar- and string-based material. Derived from the title of the abandoned film, Simon and Olivier dubbed their new project Last Ex.

The clutch of demo recordings passed to Constellation quickly grew on us during the Spring of 2014, and it became clear that this compelling, compact, coherent, and highly evocative work belonged in the catalogue. After a few passes at sequencing, Last Ex materialized as an album of superb compositional and melodic sensibility, balancing minimalism and restraint with atmosphere and tone, bound by a refreshingly original approach to production.
T. Gowdy - Therapy With Colour
T. Gowdy
Therapy With Colour
LP | 2020 | CA | Original (Constellation)
23,99 €*
Release:2020 / CA – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Deluxe LP is a 180gram pressing on midnight ultrablack vinyl in 20pt uncoated paperboard jacket and audiophile black paper poly-lined dust sleeve with a 12" x 24" art print. Includes DL card. Therapy With Colour is the superb Constellation debut from Canadian producer and sound artist T. Gowdy, who has performed live works in venues across North America and Europe, including Mutek (Montreal & Barcelona), Pico Union Project (L.A.) and Spektrum (Berlin). Gowdy has also accrued production and engineering credits on over sixty albums over the past decade. "The pieces collected on this album are inspired by self-hypnosis activities using the Nova Pro 100 Light & Sound Mind Machine. The album was produced, recorded and mixed between November 2018 and August 2019 with the aim of exploring therapy through self-induced states of hypnosis." Gowdy has previously released three solo records: B-Stock (2018), Vitrify Kate (Liberation Through Hearing, 2018) and Pachira Aquatica, released internationally with Shimmering Moods (2019). Gowdy was Montréal gallery Eastern Bloc's Data Salon Xxxiii Artist in Residence in 2019. "My work is less about the outcome than it is a transformation. I am interested in communicating the feeling of suspension, a bridge through space. Nothing is able to touch in this space but there is a shared feeling of connection through disorientation."
Land Of Kush - Sand Enigma
Land Of Kush
Sand Enigma
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Constellation)
25,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Deluxe 2LP 180gram audiophile vinyl includes multiple art inserts and/or poster + digital download coupon.Sam Shalabi's stupendous and genre-defying Land Of Kush orchestra is back with its first album since 2013's The Big Mango (Shalabi's love letter to Cairo, composed during the Arab Spring). The disenchantments of the years since have been devastating, to say the least, and the devastatingly-titled Sand Enigma bristles accordingly - this is Shalabi's most acute and accomplished big-band composition to date, with the orchestra on fire as they stir up a melting pot of Arabic tropes, avant-jazz, modern classical, freaknoise, electronics and sound art. Nadah El Shazly is a featured vocalist on this one."Sam Shalabi's combination of Arabic traditional motifs and instruments with jazz, free improvisation and electronics truly stretch any notion of genre to breaking point." - Brainwashed"Sam Shalabi has raised the bar for modern psychedelic music with the Land of Kush orchestra, utilizing Middle Eastern, jazz, rock, and folkloric sources to weave a seamless montage of styles in a transcendent way that is rarely, if ever, achieved." - Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls / Sublime Frequencies)
Fly Pan Am - C'est Ca
Fly Pan Am
C'est Ca
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Constellation)
18,39 €* 22,99 € -20%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
C'est ça marks the reunion of Montréal avant-rock quartet Fly Pan Am, who released an acclaimed series of albums in Constellation's early years, from 1999-2004. The band's heady collision of motorik repetition, shoegaze maximalism, punk skronk, tape- and electronic-based interventions and audio sabotage, garnered them a cult following among fans of audaciously deconstructed post-rock. C'est ça is a welcome return to form - an album of undeniably renewed vitality and experimentation where rock structures underpinned by J.S. Truchy's trademark rapid-fire bass and Félix Morel's disciplined, ascetic drumming are submerged beneath waves of processed guitar by Roger Tellier-Craig and Jonathan Parant, with fluorescent noise treatments and sonic vandalisms wrought by all four. Songs variously nod to key influences like MBV and Husker Dü, the intrepid proto-Kosmiche of This Heat and Can, and later style-adjacent torchbearers like Boredoms, Flying Saucer Attack and Trans Am - all the while collapsing into/out of themselves in various ways. But Fly Pan Am have always and reliably been much more than the sum of their influences: C'est ca is terrific new collection of restless, conceptual, viscerally ethereal noise rock that could come from no other band, sparkling with the creative buzz of lifelong artistic intensity, dialogue and friendship.
Siskiyou - Not Somewhere
Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria - Are Sing Sinck, Sing
Deadbeat & Camara - Trinity Thirty
Joni Void - Mise En Abyme
Jessica Moss - Entanglement
Sandro Perri - In Another Life
Carla Bozulich - Quieter
Eric Chenaux - Slowly Paradise
Efrim Manuel Menuck - Pissing Stars
Joni Void - Selfless
Joni Void
Selfless
LP | 2017 | CA | Original (Constellation)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / CA – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Producer Jean Cousin - known online as the prolific Johnny Ripper for several years -
presents his debut physical release under the new pseudonym Joni Void. RIYL: The
Books, Laurel Halo, Forest Swords, Burial, Four Tet, Delia Derbyshire. Joni Void is the
newly minted pseudonym of producer Jean Cousin - known until now in online music
communities as the prolific Johnny Ripper. Moving to Montreal in 2012 from his native
France, Cousin plunged into the city's fertile DIY/loft scene and rapidly evolved from
cloistered bedroom/virtual persona to highly engaged organizer and multi-media live
performer. An increasing obsession with micro-sampling, aleatory composition and
history of cinema - alongside an increasingly active practice of remixing and beatmaking
- has seen Cousin's music flourish in fascinating ways. His personal hero Delia
Derbyshire (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) has cemented his commitment to making
musique concrete avant-pop soundscaping. On Selfless, Joni Void constructs tracks
entirely from found sources and aims not to 'play' anything at all - while celebrating
intimate community and inter-subjectivity through solicitation of private voice
recordings from various musician and spoken word friends. The album is an
exploration of catharsis and the escape from entrapments of subjectivity and
solipsism, chock full of stand-out tracks that work in on their own but also make for a
wonderfully complex, coherent and compelling album of structured sampledelica,
balancing a freeform spirit with the conceptual, emotive and stylistic specificity of
individual songcraft, to glorious effect.
Jessica Moss - Pools Of Light
Jessica Moss
Pools Of Light
LP | 2017 | CA | Original (Constellation)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / CA – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The debut solo full-length by violinist and sound artist Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion,
Black Ox Orkestar, Vic Chesnutt, Carla Bozulich). Recorded by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh
(Jerusalem In My Heart, Suuns, Matana Roberts, Eric Chenaux) RIYL: Sibelius, Laurie
Anderson, Sarah Davachi, Benoît Pioulard, Loscil. Jessica Moss is known best as the violinist,
co-composer, and backing vocalist with the acclaimed chamber-punk band Thee Silver Mt.
Zion Memorial Orchestra (SMZ) and the avant-klezmer group Black Ox Orkestar. As fans
of these projects will know, Moss has developed a distinctive and impressive approach to
violin that combines a natural technical fluidity, a recombinant command of folk, classical
and modern idioms, and an adventurous exploration of signal-bending and analog effects
that uniquely expand the spectrum of the violin as sound source. Her solo work is deeply
rooted in live performance, where she builds up and breaks down stunning longform
compositions in real time with an array of pedals - including octave/harmonizers and
samplers/loopers. To hear all of this rallied on her debut full-length solo release is intensely
rewarding: comprised of two side-length multi-movement compositions, Pools Of Light
unfolds at a stately, inexorable pace, combining sound-art and signal-processed timbres,
extended melodic and contrapuntal lines, and the periodic deployment of stark, minimalist
vocals.
Off World - 1
Off World
1
LP | 2016 | CA | Original (Constellation)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / CA – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Over the past few years, Sandro Perri has been compiling a fascinating treasure chest of strange & enchanting collaborative recordings, which, now rounded up under the project name Off World, will begin to see release over the next few seasons. Featuring members of Lower Dens, Blonde Redhead, Eric Cheneaux, & more
Ought - Once More With Feeling
Ought
Once More With Feeling
10" | 2014 | CA | Original (Constellation)
15,99 €*
Release:2014 / CA – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Four-piece post-punk group Ought has been gathering momentum the old-fashioned way, with a humble and deceptively unassuming debut album that's been worming its way into many many ears thanks to its combination of intelligence, authenticity, directness, simplicity and energy; and with live performances in which the band's channeling of genuine passion, politics and charisma are consistently connecting with and exuberantly galvanizing audiences.

Released in April 2014, More Than Any Other Day was showered with accolades. Since then the band has been mostly on the road, racking up tour dates and ramping up the attack on their existing songbook. Discussion of a tour-only release that would grab a couple of the band's self-recorded early tunes and commit them to vinyl shifted by the end of spring towards a realization that Ought might update this material to reflect how the songs have evolved on stage and in concert. An intense weekend session at Montréal's Hotel2Tango in June 2014 yielded new recordings of two early pieces, "Pill" and "New Calm Pt. 2" (the self-recorded 2012 versions of which remain available on Ought's Bandcamp) along with the brand new, more experimental and largely instrumental "New Calm Pt. 3". The fantastic non-album track "Waiting" from the More Than Any Other Day sessions (and the first tune to be given out via Constellation when we announced the Ought signing) rounds out this 4-song, 24-minute, 10" vinyl-only offering, suitably titled Once More With Feeling…
Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra - Hang On To Each Other
Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra
Hang On To Each Other
12" | 2014 | US | Original (Constellation)
15,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
SMZ dust off an old chestnut from their 2005 album Horses In The Sky & coat it in glitter & shards of glass; not remixes at all really, but brand new recordings that use set-closing live favorite "Hang On To Each Other" as a launching point for some rather glorious techno-dancefloor excursions. 150gm 45RPM pressing w/ download.
Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra - Kollaps Tradixionales
Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra - Horses In The Sky
HRSTA - Stem stem in electro
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