Last month, Montreal based trio BIG|BRAVE released Au De La, their second full-length album, via Southern Lord. The effort was recorded with Efrim Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor/Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra) and it also features Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra) adding violin to their usual core of two guitars and a drum set.
The album “lulls and lurches between passages of rhythmic noise pollution and vocal led awe, using considered juxtapositions of force and restraint to warp the senses across the forty-five minute playing time”, notes the press release. “Remarkably quiet at times, their ambience is not one of minimalism, but of dawning, foreboding power with the need to be vented, and when the hot flushes of blighted percussion and monochromatic guitar scrapes arrive, they arrive with triumphant force.”
Listen to Au De La‘s dark and profound opening track ‘On The By And By And Thereon’ to see what you’re in for.