Posts Tagged: Constellation

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

Jessica Moss ~ Pools of Light

There is a warm solemnity to Pools of Light, like participating in a communal prayer, where hopes are a dream to ward off death, an ultimate end that is nonetheless a welcome fact of life. Inasmuch, at least, as it

Jessica Moss ~ Pools of Light

There is a warm solemnity to Pools of Light, like participating in a communal prayer, where hopes are a dream to ward off death, an ultimate end that is nonetheless a welcome fact of life. Inasmuch, at least, as it

Saltland ~ A Common Truth

Is that a diamond?  No, it’s a piece of melting ice, a symbol of A Common Truth that represents a seemingly undeniable piece of evidence.  And yet, in this new era of “post truth” and “alternate facts”, there may be no

Saltland ~ A Common Truth

Is that a diamond?  No, it’s a piece of melting ice, a symbol of A Common Truth that represents a seemingly undeniable piece of evidence.  And yet, in this new era of “post truth” and “alternate facts”, there may be no

Those Who Walk Away ~ The Infected Mass

Full disclosure:  I lost a friend in Pan Am Flight 103 and two acquaintances in the Twin Towers, so I’m not sure I like this album.  Matthew Patton (Those Who Walk Away) lost a brother in a plane crash, and

Those Who Walk Away ~ The Infected Mass

Full disclosure:  I lost a friend in Pan Am Flight 103 and two acquaintances in the Twin Towers, so I’m not sure I like this album.  Matthew Patton (Those Who Walk Away) lost a brother in a plane crash, and