are SING SINCK, SING
CST144      180gLP MP3 FLAC
Reviews
"It's Menuck's gift that he can take chilling melody lines and unsettled, often ugly, effects and turn out something so beguiling, like a trick of the light; desperate, terrifying and strangely beautiful. He shows little fatigue when it comes to feeling: empathy is never frustrated by the apparent horrors."
Drowned In Sound (on Pissing Stars)

“Whether it's his wailing, screwdriver-induced guitar tone buoying up through a crescendo in Godspeed You! Black Emperor, or his arrestingly naked vocal performances in Thee Silver Mt Zion, Efrim Menuck is a conjuror of distinct sounds. His contributions to innovative Canadian rock music cannot be understated. These songs are built around dense drones, warped guitar loops, and scatterings of noise that are simultaneously enticing and intimidating. Pissing Stars plays like a text that invites rereading and re-deciphering. It is intimate and alienating; friendly and mysterious; and, most importantly, a whole lot of eerie fun for any listener interested in experimental music.”
Exclaim (8/10) (on Pissing Stars)

"Genuinely new and exciting, burning with purpose, passion and humanity. A collage of ambient fuzz, half-formed lullabies, primitive techno signal-bending and – yes – gospel, that sounds like a warped version of Godspeed's bombastic post-rock beamed into space and transmitted back, encoded, from some alien satellite. The results are mesmerising."
The Quietus (on Plays "High Gospel")

Pissing StarsEfrim Manuel Menuck180gLP / DL
CST129
Shortwave NightsHiss Tracts   CD / 180gLP / DL
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"Luciferian Towers"Godspeed You! Black Emperor   CD / 180gLP / DL
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'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'Godspeed You! Black Emperor   CD / 180gLP / DL
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Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On EverythingThee SIlver Mt. ZIon Memorial Orchestra   CD / 180gLP / DL
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'ALLELUJAH! DON'T BEND! ASCEND!  Godspeed You! Black Emperor  180gLP+7"/ CD / DL
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Plays "High Gospel"Efrim Manuel Menuck  CD / 180gLP / DL
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Kollaps TradixionalesThee SIlver Mt. ZIon Memorial Orchestra   CD / CD+ / 2x10" / DL
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13 Blues For Thirteen MoonsThee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra   CD / 2x180gLP / DL
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Horses In The SkyThee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra   CD / 2x180gLP / DL
CST033
The "Pretty Little Lightning Paw" EPThee Silver Mountain Reveries   CD / 180gLP / DL
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"This Is Our Punk-Rock" Thee Rusted Satellites Gather + SingThee SIlver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra   CD / 2xLP / DL
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Yanqui U.X.O.Godspeed You! Black Emperor   CD / 2x180gLP / DL
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Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly UpwardThee SIlver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra   CD / 2x10" / DL
CST018
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To HeavenGodspeed You Black Emperor!   2x180gLP
CST012
Slow Riot For New Zero KanadaGodspeed You Black Emperor!LP
CST006
F#A#∞ [1995-1997]Godspeed You Black Emperor!        180gLP
CST003

 


LP edition is 180gram audiophile vinyl pressed at Optimal (Germany) packaged in a 350gsm jacket with artworked inner sleeve, both printed on uncoated paperboards, plus a 4 inch sticker and a 12"x19" poster – all artwork by Efrim Manuel Menuck. Includes 320kbps MP3 download card.


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Efrim Manuel Menuck – founding member of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion – and Kevin Doria from Growing, Total Life and Hiss Tracts, are now officially a duo. Menuck recruited Doria to help him translate his acclaimed 2018 album Pissing Stars from the studio to the stage, and the pair have been touring under the Efrim Manuel Menuck moniker for the past year (often with Doria’s latest solo project KGD opening the proceedings). They’ve also been co-writing piles of new material, diving deeper into whirling maximalist electronics, still shot through with Menuck’s incantatory singing awash in plaintive distortion and hope.

Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria are SING SINCK, SING presents the first volume of songs forged from this febrile and fertile merger: an antifascist poetics of sound that unspools across five crushing, keening tracks driven by thick sweeping drones and ostinatos, battered by inscrutably searching, ricocheting vocals. Anguish, yearning, and desperate conviction combine in these saturated survivalist electro-hymns, for as long as the power stays on to overload the amplifiers.

WE STARTED PLAYING TOGETHER IN THE DARK WINTER OF 2017. 6 OSCILLATORS AND 3 LARGE AMPLIFIERS. DROVE THRU HELLA BLIZZARDS AND/OR HEATWAVES JUST TO LAND IN SMALL ROOMS, VIBRATING. A SERIES OF SHORT TOURS, A PROCESS OF FIGURING OUT WHILE EXHAUSTED WHILE HURTLING WHILE WORRIED. EVERYTHING ILLUMINATED EVERYTHING DESTROYED. WE LANDED IN MEXICO CITY LAST FALL, WROTE THIS RECORD QUICKLY WHILE THE POLICE DROVE ROUND AND ROUND. FIRST SONG IS SELF-EXPLANATORY. 2ND SONG A STATEMENT OF INTENT. THIRD SONG IS AN EMPTY SPACE BETWEEN TWO HIGHWAYS. FOURTH SONG IS ABOUT A MURDERED FOREST. FIFTH SONG INSISTS THAT WE WILL WIN. HOLD ON. THO THESE TIMES ARE DARK TIMES. HOLD ON. – E.M.M./K.G.D (SING, SINCK SING)

As the title suggests this is also an interstitial album of sorts, an identity-bridge that leads away from Menuck as ‘solo’ artist and towards SING SINCK, SING which will be the new band name for future work by the duo. Thanks for listening.

 

Packaging Notes
LP edition is 180gram audiophile vinyl pressed at Optimal (Germany) packaged in a 350gsm jacket with artworked inner sleeve, both printed on uncoated paperboards, plus a 4 inch sticker and a 12"x19" poster – all artwork by Efrim Manuel Menuck. Includes 320kbps MP3 download card.

 
Tracklist
1. Do The Police Embrace
2. Fight the Good Fight
3. A Humming Void An Emptied Place
4. Joy Is On Her Mount And Death Is At Her Side
5. We Will
 
Release date: 10 May 2019
Running time: 30:38
 
 
Credits
Recorded in Mexico City and in Montréal, autumn 2018.

Mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket, Montréal.

Intro vocals on “Do The Police Embrace?” sung by Johanna and Ezra.

Additional vocals on “Do The Police Embrace?” and “Joy Is On Her Mount And Death Is At Her Side” by Robin Wattie.

“Fight The Good Fight” lyrics by Michele Fiedler-Fuentes & E.M.M.

Dedicated to Dirk Hugsam, last of the sad german outlaws.