Posts Tagged: Esmerine

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,

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?