This Just In: Zubberdust!

Constellation Records is well known for quality and consistency in the reaches of experimental and post-whatever sounds. Zubberdust!, the new release from Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche, takes those tenets and brings us experimental funk that’s equal parts contemplative and danceable. Elements of krautrock, early disco, avant-funk and instrumental rock and more lend to this conceptual journey. It’s infectious and it will make you move! Check out a clip below and try not to tap your feet too hard.

Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche – Zubberdust! LP:
Listen – “Face à l’instant, Part 2

“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 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, Fly Pan Am) 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! is the culmination of the group’s first two years of conceptual and somatic development. (The pieces are subdivided into sections for CD and digital track IDs.)

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 the choral arrangement on ‘Face à l’instant’) add compelling textural and melodic counterpoints while lending the music an especially timeless, deterritorialised and emotive dimension.”  -Constellation

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