Posts Tagged: Constellation

Efrim Manuel Menuck ~ Pissing Stars

We occasionally stray from our purely instrumental path. Perhaps we want to highlight a small artist who merits a brighter spotlight, or perhaps an artist is simply too significant – too seminal – to overlook. Efrim Manuel Menuck belongs in

Efrim Manuel Menuck ~ Pissing Stars

We occasionally stray from our purely instrumental path. Perhaps we want to highlight a small artist who merits a brighter spotlight, or perhaps an artist is simply too significant – too seminal – to overlook. Efrim Manuel Menuck belongs in

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

This year’s chart is dominated by rock and post-rock, in particular the Constellation roster, represented by an amazing four out of ten releases.  No wonder it was our Label of the Year.  But there’s plenty more to be found here,

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

This year’s chart is dominated by rock and post-rock, in particular the Constellation roster, represented by an amazing four out of ten releases.  No wonder it was our Label of the Year.  But there’s plenty more to be found here,

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

Montreal’s Constellation Records returns to the top spot for a third time, having previously been honored in 2013 and 2015.  Coming up strong are two new labels, each in their sophomore seasons: Indonesia’s Tandem Tapes and the U.K.’s Whitelabrecs. By this point, it’s fair to

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

Montreal’s Constellation Records returns to the top spot for a third time, having previously been honored in 2013 and 2015.  Coming up strong are two new labels, each in their sophomore seasons: Indonesia’s Tandem Tapes and the U.K.’s Whitelabrecs. By this point, it’s fair to

Esmerine ~ Mechanics of Dominion

Constellation Records continues to be on a tear, the latest Esmerine record its crown jewel, eclipsing even the latest Saltland LP from Rebecca Foon.  The themes of that album remain intact, and are amplified here: the world is in disarray, climate change

Esmerine ~ Mechanics of Dominion

Constellation Records continues to be on a tear, the latest Esmerine record its crown jewel, eclipsing even the latest Saltland LP from Rebecca Foon.  The themes of that album remain intact, and are amplified here: the world is in disarray, climate change

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ Luciferian Towers

This is the third album since Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s studio return five years ago, mirroring their output from 1997-2002.  By now it’s fair to say that this isn’t just a band returned, it’s a band rejuvenated.  So what’s happened in

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ Luciferian Towers

This is the third album since Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s studio return five years ago, mirroring their output from 1997-2002.  By now it’s fair to say that this isn’t just a band returned, it’s a band rejuvenated.  So what’s happened in

Do Make Say Think ~ Stubborn Persistent Illusions

A specific passage during my first listen to the new Do Make Say Think record – the band’s first for eight years – made me realise they still have something profoundly special to offer.  It arrives two minutes into “And

Do Make Say Think ~ Stubborn Persistent Illusions

A specific passage during my first listen to the new Do Make Say Think record – the band’s first for eight years – made me realise they still have something profoundly special to offer.  It arrives two minutes into “And