Last Ex’s eponymous debut album

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Montreal-Hull-Ottawa instrumental duo Last Ex are one of the most recent additions to the evermore impressive Constellation roster. Simon Trottier and Olivier Fairfield, the core members of Timber Timbre, are the pair behind the project. Last Ex, seeded from the 2013 horror film The Last Exorcism Part II for which they wrote the score, sees them bring “their obsessions with sound collage, tape-based music concrète and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop to bear on the cinematic lyricism of the initial widescreen guitar- and string-based material”, as the press release explains.
Their self-titled debut album, out for three weeks now, combines these elements with other influences and genres within the experimental realm, krautrock, ambience and post-rock, making it “a vivid, concise and expressive instrumental album that sits snugly between fellow label acts Do Make Say Think and Exhaust on the one hand, Hrsta, Tindersticks and Evangelista on the other”.
Here’s the two excellent singles previously released, ‘Hotel Blues’, and ‘Girl Seizure’, the latter in the form of a video animation made by filmmaker Gabriel Mangold. Enjoy.

Last Ex is out now via Constellation.

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