Over the past few years, Montreal kraut-funk quartet Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche has established itself as something of a local supergroup – its members have been active in this city's experimental rock communities for well over a decade, including participation in Panopticon Eyelids, Pas Chic Chic
, Red Mass
, Set Fire to Flames
, and, from the Constellation roster, Fly Pan Am
– and gained a local reputation for irresistible and levitational live sets combining a contemporary/avant-garde sensibility with infectiously angular, rubbery grooves.
Avec le soleil formed in Montreal in 2011 as a trio of bassist, singer and composer Jean-Sebastien Truchy (of Fly Pan Am), guitarist/engineer Sebastien Fournier and drummer Nasir Hasan, with several lineup expansion and contractions over the following couple of years. Summer 2014 found the group solidified into a tight four-piece unit (Truchy, Fournier, Eric Gingras on guitar and, with the departure of Hasan, Samuel Bobony in the drummer's chair), careening towards mastery of a highly original, deeply satisfying, giddy and heady avant-funk.