Posts Tagged: Esmerine

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

ACL 2015: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Rich picked Matana Roberts, Chris picked Michael Price, James picked Ian William Craig, David picked Holly Herndon and Joe picked Heroin in Tahiti.  But this year’s #1, one of the longest albums ever recorded, drew support from across the board.

ACL 2015: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Rich picked Matana Roberts, Chris picked Michael Price, James picked Ian William Craig, David picked Holly Herndon and Joe picked Heroin in Tahiti.  But this year’s #1, one of the longest albums ever recorded, drew support from across the board.

ACL 2015: Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

If there was any doubt about our pick of Constellation Records as our Label of the Year, this feature should prove it, as three of our Top Ten picks come from their stable.  GY!BE continues to cast a long shadow.

ACL 2015: Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

If there was any doubt about our pick of Constellation Records as our Label of the Year, this feature should prove it, as three of our Top Ten picks come from their stable.  GY!BE continues to cast a long shadow.

Esmerine ~ Lost Voices

It’s just not fair.  Montreal’s Esmerine was already one of the world’s best instrumental rock bands, with roots stretching back to GY!BE and Thee Silver Mt. Zion.  But now the band has added members and guest stars, including touring member Jérémi Roy

Esmerine ~ Lost Voices

It’s just not fair.  Montreal’s Esmerine was already one of the world’s best instrumental rock bands, with roots stretching back to GY!BE and Thee Silver Mt. Zion.  But now the band has added members and guest stars, including touring member Jérémi Roy

ACL 2013: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Over the course of the past year, we received thousands of albums and EPs to pore over, review and discuss.  Out of these, we reviewed approximately 500.  In this feature, we answer the Big Question: Which releases were the best?

ACL 2013: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Over the course of the past year, we received thousands of albums and EPs to pore over, review and discuss.  Out of these, we reviewed approximately 500.  In this feature, we answer the Big Question: Which releases were the best?

ACL 2013: Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

The last of our genre lists is filled with WOW moments: big crescendos, bold moves, instinctive collaborations, explosions of brass.  This is music for car stereos and open windows, music to lift the sullen heart and to make it race.

ACL 2013: Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

The last of our genre lists is filled with WOW moments: big crescendos, bold moves, instinctive collaborations, explosions of brass.  This is music for car stereos and open windows, music to lift the sullen heart and to make it race.

Esmerine ~ Dalmak

A new album from Esmerine is always an event, but Dalmak surpasses expectations.  A trip to Istanbul inspired the group (now a quartet) to collaborate with a host of Turkish musicians, and the incorporation of international instruments provides a unique allure.  These include darbuka

Esmerine ~ Dalmak

A new album from Esmerine is always an event, but Dalmak surpasses expectations.  A trip to Istanbul inspired the group (now a quartet) to collaborate with a host of Turkish musicians, and the incorporation of international instruments provides a unique allure.  These include darbuka