Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Lullabye Arkestra: "Unite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Toronto's Lullabye Arkestra

One of Constellation's newer signees, Lullabye Arkestra, are a bass and drum duo who've been playing and self-releasing glorious slabs of distorto-soul for several years. They've finally recently released their debut Constellation release, Ampgrave. The title alone suggests that this hardly something I'd typically find myself listening to, but I must say, it's been hard to put down. I really can't even begin to say how awesome it is, but I'm pretty sure this track does it justice.

[MP3]: Lullabye Arkestra :: Unite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (HIGHEST REC!!!)
This song opens up quietly, feeling like perhaps something out of Godspeed You! Black Emperor's catalogue, but it quickly gives way to a throbbing bass driven cacaphony (definitely don't get to use this word enough) which in turn eventually gives way to a chorus of angsty voices shouting "Gentle hearts will win the fight!" over another bass, horn, and drum freakout. This is the defintition of anthematic.

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