After their first season without a release in the past nine years, Montréal based Constellation Records, home of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Do Make Say Think and Silver Mt Zion among others, have announced three upcoming releases for the spring period.
Glissandro 70 - Glissandro 70
Collaboration between Sandro Perri of CST band Polmo Polpo and Craig Dunsmuir of Guitareska; "a five-song full-length that circles at the intersection of pop song and extended dub, cribbed lyric and wordless chant, odd meter and straight beat".
Released: March 6.
Black Ox Orkestra - Nisht Azoy
Jewish anti-folk four-piece featuring members of Silver Mt Zion; "The second record by Montreal's Black Ox Orkestar places the group at the forefront of a 'new Jewish music' that rejects contemporary fusion and musty nostalgia in equal measure. With backgrounds in folk, punk-rock and free jazz, the group's four musicians distill Balkan, Central Asian, Arabic and Slavic sources into a coherent, impassioned sound that gives teeth to old Jewish songs."
Released: April 3.
Fue Thérése - Fue Thérése
Born from the ashes of the now defunct Fly Pan Am; "Channelling the explosive noise-rock collage of their brilliant live performances, this debut album pits a determined, careening rhythm section against a palette of pumping organ chords, shards of electric guitar, vocals often processed beyond recognition, and myriad swoops and squawks".
Released: April 17.
Following these will be the debut album from Carla Bozulich, which will hit our shores on May 15. Summer releases currently planned include a new Do Make Say Think LP, along with a live Silver Mt Zion record and a studio recording of their collaboration with Hangedup entitled War Radio. Silver Mt Zion will be touring the UK and Europe between late April and early June, with a date with Black Heart Procession confirmed for the June 6 at Koko, London
For more information check out the newly redesigned Constellation Records website; http://www.cstrecords.com