After a quieter start of the year, the ever wonderful Constellation Records appears to have a fruitful second half of the year in store for us. Montréal composer, improviser and saxophonist Jason Sharp is one the recent incredible additions to the label. His connection to Constellation is not new though, having previously worked and recorded with now label mates Matana Roberts, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, and Sam Shalabi’s Land Of Kush.
A long-time presence in the Montréal experimental/improv scene, Sharp has developed and uses breathing techniques and custom-built equipment “to translate breath and heart rate into sonic triggers”, as the label says, “alongside other modes of signal processing in tandem with traditional instrumentation”.
This Autumn will see the release of Sharp’s debut album under his own name, and he’s offering a tremendous glimpse of it with ‘A Boat Upon Its Blood (Pt. 3)’, featuring guest contributions from fellow Montréal musicians Josh Zubot and Joe Grass. We’ll be on the lookout for more details. Now listen to ‘A Boat Upon Its Blood (Pt. 3)’.
Holy Fuck‘s new album, Congrats, is nearing its release and as you might have noticed, we’ve been itching with excitement. After teasing us a couple of years ago with the storming ‘Sabbatics‘, the Canadian quartet shared earlier this year another two mighty cuts from the album, ‘Tom Tom‘ and ‘Xed Eyes‘.
With just over a week to go until Congrats drops, Holy Fuck have shared a brand new beast of a track off it called ‘Caught Up’. Excuse us while we listen to it over and over again!
Ahleuchatistas have just kicked off a US tour in support of their latest album, Arrebato, released last year. To celebrate the tour, the duo of Shane Perlowin and Ryan Oslance have unveiled a video for the album’s closing track ‘Erosion’. The effort was directed, shot and edited by Sam Klickner. Watch it now.
We are counting the days until the release of Holy Fuck‘s highly anticipated new album, Congrats. The Canadian quartet are keeping us excited and they have just shared a kaleidoscopic video to accompany the mind-blowing single ‘Xed Eyes’, directed and animated by Chad VanGaalen. Watch it below and make sure you grab Congrats when it drops on May 27th via Innovative Leisure and Last Gang.
Brilliant musician and producer Sandro Perri has unveiled an exciting new project. With an immense work stylistically diverse under his belt, Perri has been prolific in his solo work, using his own name and other monikers, and also collaboratively working with many different musicians. Entitled Off World, the new project assembles a collection of Perri’s collaborative work with other producers, including Lorenz Peter (Corpusse, Processor), Drew Brown (Lower Dens, Blonde Redhead, Beck), Susumu Mukai (Zongamin), M J Silver (Mickey Moonlight) and Craig Dunsmuir (Glissandro 70, Kanada 70), and musicians Eric Chenaux and Jesse Zubot . Off World will be released in three volumes, with the first one seeing the light of day through Constellation this Autumn. We can already get a taste of what’s on offer with the incredible first single ‘Wonder Farm’, a collaboration with Drew Brown and Susumu Mukai.
Fresh off the back of their mind-blowing new album Monographic, and a European tour, The Oscillation have unveiled a video to accompany the relentlessly driving and haunting lead single ‘Truth In Reverse’, clocking in at over 7 minutes. The video was made by Julian Hand. Check it out now.
Monographic will be re-pressed next month as a limited edition clear red vinyl and pre-order is now available on The Oscillation’s bandcamp.