Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche Zubberdust! on 180g LP + Download
Debut Album from New Montréal Kraut-Funk Supergroup Led by J.S. Truchy of Fly Pan Am
Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche began in Montréal in 2011, with bassist, singer and composer Jean-Sebastien Truchy seeking a new live ensemble to fuel his desired return to the highly structured afro-kraut trance rock that was a stock-in-trade of his previous group, the pseudo-legendary Fly Pan Am (one of Constellation's earliest bands, active from 1998-2005).
Avec le soleil initially formed with Truchy joined by guitarist/engineer Sebastien Fournier and drummer Nasir Hasan; a rotating cast of additional players contributed to the group for live shows throughout 2012-2013, and the band gained a local reputation for irresistible and levitational live sets combining a contemporary/avant-garde sensibility with infectiously angular, rubbery grooves. Guitarist Eric Gingras (Pas Chic Chic) emerged as a fourth core member during this period.
Avec le soleil has by now careened towards mastery of a highly original, deeply satisfying, giddy and heady avant-funk. Anchored by the excellent bass and drum work of Truchy and Hasan, the group's music is woven with crisp stuttering guitar and keyboard lines and a dynamic palette of electronic interventions. The pair of exquisite and exhilarating 20-minute pieces featured on Zubberdust! are the culmination of the group's first two years of conceptual and somatic development.
This is (mostly) instrumental rock that exuberantly succeeds in blending a primitivist, hypnotic energy with cerebral pleasures, seeding an addictive trail of sonic brain-candy throughout the mixes. The band wholly embodies and channels its inimitable square grooves, while teasing out the innumerable joys of repetition via micro-deployments of ever-shifting electronic overlays – along with the occasional full-stop and 180 degree turn. Truchy's wordless lead vocals (and his choral arrangement on “Face à l'instant”) add compelling textural and melodic counterpoints while lending the music an especially timeless, deterritorialised and emotive dimension.
Radwan Moumneh's recording and production skills are on fine display; the album's sonic bedrock conveys all the assertiveness of the rhythm section's punk/hardcore roots, upon which a miasma of detailed intertwining elements circulate with clarity and cohesion. Zubberdust! comes in waves and pushes some serious air, while maintaining a meticulously upfront soundstage as the music moves supplely back and forth between simplicity/minimalism and complexity/maximalism.
Constellation Records is thrilled to be releasing the debut album by Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche, sure to be a treat for Fly Pan Am fans (we know you're out there!) and for any aficionados of revitalizing work being done in the no wave/krautrock/avant-funk axis.
Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche Zubberdust! Track Listing:
1. Face à l’instant Part 1
2. Face à l’instant Part 2
3. Face à l’instant Part 3
4. Face à l’instant Part 4
5. Déja, hier...
6. Super pastiche fantastique / New Sun Part 1
7. Super pastiche fantastique / New Sun Part 2
8. Super pastiche fantastique / New Sun Part 3
9. Super pastiche fantastique / New Sun Part 4
10. À partir de dorénavant