Boomkat Product Review:
This excellent second full-length from Constellation's genre-defying duo is a very sombre and richly-detailed work that brings to mind the deconstructions of Einsturzende Neubauten, Pan sonic...and the relentless audio fragmentations of Musique Concrete. Through micro-recordings of metallic objects and resonances, field recordings and raw filter-bank improvisations, Aden Evens and Ian Ilavsky construct a sonic landscape of polluted signal sources, weaving tentative, fading signs of humanism into the mix by way of piano, organ and drums. The result is a tense, highly dynamic sequence of full-spectrum compositions and found sounds that animate a visual presence with an aural trashing of objects and obscure materials. Available on CD in a cardstock package and on 180 gram vinyl cut using DMM facilities at Abbey Road Studios. The LP version comes in a silk-screened cardstock jacket. Both versions feature incredible artwork by Montreal visual artists David Lafrance and Nadia Moss.