Montreal, that great and bewildering torrent of sprawl and assertion; of grand presence and might. Swallowing, its stomach that mighty crucible that, on occasion, explodes to rebirth what it has consumed in entirely new form: post-rock reborn as futurist ambient drone-rock. Artefacts of cultural and creative convergence at play, its mountains congregating at the point where the old begets the new, and the new adopts the old. Distinctions born of interaction and close-quarters, musical and otherwise.
Released on vinyl from Montreal’s Jeunesse Cosmique and cassette from Etobicoke’s Arachnidiscs, ENSOLEILLÉ, 1972 is subdued in its capacity to serve as cathartic overture, quick and quiet with its breaths, careful… intentional. A Sacred Cloud are the sounds of a community stirring, not to draw attention, but rather to remind itself that it is still there. That amidst the churning of urban sprawl, identities can indeed remain distinct, artistries uncompromised, and genres — those proverbial melting pots of self-expression — are able to adapt to changing climates; global, yet micro-level. Elegiacal and momentous. The tonalities of a place existing within a place. Sunny, 1972.
Weird Canada - Joshua Robinson
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