Foon parted ways with Silver Mt. Zion in 2008, Cawdron returned to the GY!BE drum chair for a couple of years (when Godspeed reunited in 2010 following a long hiatus) and Esmerine began charting a course of renewed activity and an intentionally collaborative agenda through this period, in the spirit of the annual Montréal concerts that the duo hosted throughout the 2000s, which featured diverse arrays of invited guest players. The group have released three albums to date on Constellation: La Lechuza (2011), Dalmak (2013), and Lost Voices (2015), each grounded in a specific set of collaborations that expanded the band's sonic and stylistic palette, while remaining anchored by Cawdron's mallet playing (chiefly on marimba) and Foon's expressive cello. Most recently, Esmerine has solidified into a core quintet, with Cawdron and Foon joined by percussionist Jamie Thompson (The Unicorns, Islands), multi-instrumentalist Brian Sanderson, and bassist Jéremi Roy.
Dalmak won the Juno Award for Instrumental Album Of The Year (2014) among other accolades, and the group released their follow-up (and third record for Constellation) Lost Voices in October 2015, once again nominated for the Instrumental Album of the Year Juno. Lost Voices is the group's most visceral and soaring work to date, with Godspeed You! Black Emperor violinist Sophie Trudeau as a featured guest, as well as extensive collaboration with Montreal's award-winning Clyde Henry Productions on the album's artwork packaging (itself also nominated for a Juno), and the stunning stop-motion animation video for opening track "The Neighbourhoods Rise".
Montreal's beloved instrumental quintet Esmerine will be taking the stage in a handful of European cities this May. It has been nearly three years since the band last crossed the pond for live performances; they've since been busy with various personal projects and focusing on unique events here in North America. Be sure to catch them as they lithely weave their way across choice material from Lost Voices, the Juno-winning Dalmak and La Lechuza.
Meanwhile, refresh your gaze with their 2016 video for 'The Neighbourhood Rises' from Lost Voices. Montreal's Clyde Henry Productions created this video by individually filming the band members in performance and then projecting footage onto constructivist-inspired sculptures of the band. These “puppets” were then animated by hand to synch, frame for frame, with the live performances projected upon the sculptural forms.
Our February Leap Year Sale at the Constellation webshop is over – huge thanks to everyone that placed orders! – but throughout the month of March, independent retailers in North America and several European countries (UK, FR, DE, NL, BE, IT) can get in on sale pricing for all our full-length albums released in 2013-2015. You will find links on every eligible release page on our site, but here’s a roundup of the situation:
Support your local record store by asking them to order Constellation LPs or CDs at sale pricing.
Want to search for independent stores in your area?
Check out the Record Store Day store finder here:
USA • International
This is also a great opportunity for Europeans to order vinyl at sale prices and at local/domestic shipping rates from an indie mail-order shop in your region.
We fully support the shops listed below:
And here are the titles on sale:
CST116: Esmerine • Lost Voices
CST115: Ought • Sun Coming Down
CST114: Jerusalem In My Heart • If He Dies, If If If If If If
CST113: Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld • Never were the way she was
CST112: Eric Chenaux • Skullsplitter
CST111: Godspeed You! Black Emperor • ‘Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress’
CST110: Matana Roberts • Coin Coin Chapter Three: river run thee
CST109: Siskiyou • Nervous
CST107: Last Ex • Last Ex
CST106: Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche • Zubberdust!
CST104: Hiss Tracts • Shortwave Nights
CST103: Ought • More Than Any Other Day
CST102: Carla Bozulich • Boy
CST099: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra • Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
CST098: Matana Roberts • Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile
CST097: Land Of Kush • The Big Mango
CST096: Esmerine • Dalmak
CST095: Sarah Neufeld • Hero Brother
CST094: Saltland • I Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of Us
CST093: Jerusalem In My Heart • Mo7it Al-Mo7it
CST092: Colin Stetson • New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
Following our February Leap Year Sale, you'll continue to see opportunities to get all our full-length albums released over the past three years at sale pricing during the month of March.
Alongside CDs and LPs on sale at participating indie stores in North America and Europe, we've also got album downloads via iTunes at $6.99 / €5.99 / £4.99 on all these titles.
You can find links covering all these angles on each eligible release page on our site, or read on for a line listing of all sale titles with direct links to iTunes for your convenience...
ESMERINE • Lost Voices
OUGHT • Sun Coming Down
JERUSALEM IN MY HEART • If He Dies, If If If If If If
COLIN STETSON AND SARAH NEUFELD • Never were the way she was
ERIC CHENAUX • Skullsplitter
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR • 'Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
MATANA ROBERTS • Coin Coin Chapter Three: river run thee
SISKIYOU • Nervous
LAST EX • Last Ex
AVEC LE SOLEIL SORTANT DE SA BOUCHE • Zubberdust!
HISS TRACTS • Shortwave Nights
OUGHT • More Than Any Other Day
CARLA BOZULICH • Boy
THEE SILVER MT. ZION MEMORIAL ORCHESTRA • Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
MATANA ROBERTS • Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile
LAND OF KUSH • The Big Mango
ESMERINE • Dalmak
SARAH NEUFELD • Hero Brother
SALTLAND • I Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of Us
JERUSALEM IN MY HEART • Mo7it Al-Mo7it
COLIN STETSON • New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
While of course you can purchase digital albums (MP3 or FLAC) directly from our own website, we also get that many people enjoy the convenience of the iTunes platform, and we also emphasise that purchasing digital album downloads – whether on our platform or via Apple – continues to be a strong way to support more obscure, challenging, long-attention-span-demanding and/or non-commercial indie artists/labels in an age of streaming.
In any case, thanks for listening!
Esmerine’s acclaimed Lost Voices album now has a video.
Lead-off track “The Neighbourhoods Rise” unfolds from the distinctive interplay of the instrumental ensemble’s co-founders: the cello of Rebecca Foon (Saltland, Silver Mt. Zion) paints languorous lines around the spacious marimba motifs of Bruce Cawdron (Godspeed You! Black Emperor), like a music box being wound by a steady but expressively human hand. Bassist Jérémi Roi roots these introductory passages of the piece, before the quintet’s drummer Jamie Thompson (The Unicorns, Islands) and multi-instrumentalist Brian Sanderson join the fray and propel the song towards inexorable waves of crescendo and intensity driven by additive melodic variations and timbral distortions. No group sounds quite like Esmerine – even with the inclusion on this piece (though not in the video) of Godspeed violinist Sophie Trudeau and her similarly inimitable sound as a guest player.
"An immediate and arresting expedition into new wilds for Esmerine. Lost Voices is a burning lament, a hopeful swing at the void, bright moments of clarity wrenched from the impenetrable."
– Pop Matters
"The fifth album from the Montreal chamber rock collective is a beguiling mass of dialed-down post-rock, classical figures and exploratory soundscapes…Beyond words, beyond beautiful."
– The Skinny
Album Of The Week – Loud and Quiet
#4 Album Of 2015 – A Closer Listen
Lost Voices was recently nominated for two 2016 Juno Awards (the Canadian version of the Grammys): Instrumental Album Of The Year (the band’s previous album Dalmak won the award in this category in 2014) and Recording Package Of The Year – the latter thanks to art direction by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski of Montréal-based Clyde Henry Productions. Best known as Oscar-nominated animators for their NFB-sponsored short film Madame Tutli Putli, their collaboration with Spike Jonze and Maurice Sendak in creating an additional stop-motion animated story for “Higgelty Piggelty Pop!” to accompany the video release of Where The Wild Things Are, and for their film and visual design work with Arcade Fire and Patrick Watson among others.
Chris and Maciek at Clyde Henry have also created the new Esmerine video for “The Neighborhoods Rise”, executing a wonderful and highly original concept:
The group members were individually filmed in performance, with the footage then edited into a linear "locked" video projected onto simple constructivist-inspired sculptures representing each band member and instrument. These puppets were then animated by hand to synch, frame for frame, with the live performance video projected upon the sculptural objects. This blending of animation, projection and sculpture is a distinctively imaginative approach and results in a unique take on the musical performance film. The video captures in miniaturized and essentially analog/hand-made terms what modern 3-D surface-mapping digital projections have been doing in other, highly technical applications – with the additional dimension of painstaking stop-motion animation of course!
The video for “The Neighbourhoods Rise” looks like it could have been made at just about any point in the past century – and in many ways, it could have. Though the source video and frame capture were digital (and some basic digital tools were used to composite and adjust/invert contrast on the initial performance segments), there were no digital techniques or software programs used during or after the animation. What you see is the entirely natural, unprocessed effect of light projected onto three-dimensional shapes, manual frame-by-frame adjustment of the objects, and the resulting distortion, grain and patina that this entails.
Esmerine and Constellation are thrilled to have collaborated with Chris and Maciek from Clyde Henry Productions on this unique and treasured little video.
We also congratulate them on the Lost Voices album artwork nomination for which they have been rightly recognized!
While our recently announced Leap Year Sale includes all our full-length albums from 2013 to 2015, we’d like to take this opportunity to draw a little attention to the year just past in particular, which we feel was a real special one for Constellation, marked by one superb album after another by musicians who’d released at least one or more records previously on the label. It's incredibly gratifying to see artists and bands with whom the label has already established a relationship, making consistently challenging, deeply engaged, restlessly creative, thoroughly substantial and uncompromising new albums – whether their second, third... or fifth/sixth! (here's looking at you Eric Chenaux and Godspeed). We’re humbled, awed and proud. Here’s a round up of our 2015 releases – all of which are available in our webshop at a 20% discount through the end of February – in order of appearance:
Released 20 January 2015
LONG-LISTED FOR THE 2015 2015 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE
ALL MUSIC GUIDE: "A brooding, nervy, and darkly satisfying slab of overcast alt-pop that flirts with dissonance, yet remains ultimately committed to harmonic agreement. Those melodies are solemn, however, and the aptly named Nervous serves them up repeatedly encased in barbed wire."
CBC MUSIC: "Siskiyou’s Nervous is needles, bees, blood, voices in your head, a spider crawling up your neck — and then just as quickly, the album's awash in a sunny glow, becomes a slow-burning kiss, a walk in the woods, a heated blanket on a winter’s night. Whatever you’re most afraid of and whatever brings you tiny respites of joy, 'Nervous' is a conjuror one minute, a soothsayer the next... With every arch lyric and whispered confession, every crashing chorus and shimmery hook, Siskiyou has crafted a visceral and vibrant, risky and rewarding experience."
Released 03 February 2015
Coin Coin Chapter Three:
river run thee
THE WIRE: #2 Album of 2015
A CLOSER LISTEN: #2 Album of 2015
THE QUIETUS: #5 Album of 2015
TINY MIX TAPES: #25 Favorite Album of 2015
PITCHFORK: #6 Experimental Album of 2015
SPIN: #4 Avant Album of 2015
ROLLING STONE: #15 Avant Album of 2015
THE QUIETUS: "An astonishing work of history, memory and sensed experience, river run thee confirms Roberts' place as one of the most important living artists in any field."
PITCHFORK: "Three albums into Coin Coin, it’s now clear that Roberts isn’t just a storyteller, musician, ethnographer, historian, bandleader, arranger, improviser, or activist. She plays all of those roles, yes; collectively, they power one of the most provocative ongoing bodies of work by any American musician."
THE WIRE: "Part three of Matana Roberts' ongoing Coin Coin series sees her reaching new heights of troubling majesty. Or rather, new depths, given the churning, oceanic feel that underlies these multilayered tales of slavery, courage, tradition, history and counter-history. The first two chapters in the series fell somewhere between, above and below free jazz. Her 'panoramic sound quilting', as she describes her method, created historical narratives with multiple instrumentalists, operatic incursions and the persistent reminder of musical and historical debts. This third chapter sees Roberts in solitary, vocal-heavy mode, without an ensemble but producing looped music such sustained complexity it's like a host of angels (or demons) attempting to express the entire history of everything all at once."
Released 17 February 2015
EXCLAIM: "Chenaux's combination of hacked music box guitar experimentation and lonely lounge crooning conjures a spell simply too enchanting to break... Skullsplitter dispatches the listener on a mission to crack the mysteries of time and space, and without offering much in the way of answers, its potential for repeat listens is enough of a reward. Skullsplitter is a triumph of post-modern songwriting."
UNCUT (8/10): "Genuinely distinctive...recalls John Martyn, Marc Ribot and Arthur Russell as it weaves between improv, electronica, folk-drone and lounge."
TINY MIX TAPES: “Whereas Guitar & Voice was prominently a deconstruction of traditional form into textures, Skullsplitter is a unification of divergent strands that Chenaux has found structural commonalities between. Although it is exploratory in terms of space and texture, Skullsplitter is anything but incidental; it unfolds like an epic poem, in all its boundary-dissolving creativity and intentional patterning. A breathtaking feat of balladry and engineering.”
Released 31 March 2015
'Asunder, Sweet And
MAGNET: #19 Album of 2015
DROWNED IN SOUND: #36 Album of 2015
A CLOSER LISTEN: #11 Album of 2015
CRACK MAGAZINE: #48 Album of 2015
THE SKINNY: #24 Album of 2015
A.V. CLUB: A- POPMATTERS: 9/10 PASTE: 9.3
THE GUARDIAN: “This relatively curt 40-minute set...ranks among their most immediate. Fist-pumps accompany the sawing crescendo on “Piss Crowns Are Trebled.” The journey back from the abyss on “Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light!” begins halfway through, when major chords come chorusing in like a cavalry of the just. Obsessive God’s Pee watchers may recognize these four tracks from the 45-minute live suite known as 'Behemoth' – not a bad summation of this album’s threat and grandeur.” ★★★★
STEREOGUM: “Things sound bigger and bolder and more emotionally loaded, for whatever reason, when Godspeed’s music is playing. A lonely pigeon flying past your window can look like an ominous harbinger of doom, or like a symbol for collective hope, depending on what part of the album you’re at. With Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress, they’ve cut out some of the more atmospheric elements of their sound — the scratchy foundsound samples, the faraway ambient crackles. But they haven’t lost any of the primal force that makes them some thing more than a band. If it catches you at the right moment, this is music that can make you glad to be alive.”
Released 28 April 2015:
AND SARAH NEUFELD
Never were the way she was
NORMAN RECORDS: #1 Album of 2015
ROLLING STONE: #6 Avant Album of 2015
POP MATTERS: #5 Avant-Garde/Experimental Album of 2015
A CLOSER LISTEN: Top Ten Modern Composition Albums of 2015
JUNO NOMINEE: INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
DROWNED IN SOUND: “A triumph for instrumental music...more than genre-hopping, it’s genre-reviving.”
THE WIRE: "Pugilistic and pointilistic...exhibits two players of formidable range and ability."
EXCLAIM: "From the lightness of "The sun roars into view," as the tenor sax and violin timbres oscillate alongside each other, to the grimy dirge of "With the dark hug of time," as the violin simmers pensively and contrabass clarinet chugs along in a grim march while a tortured howl emotes through the texture, Never were the way she was feels like it was destined to be."
PITCHFORK: "The eight pieces on the album feel simultaneously contemplative and busy—the sound of active minds idling in a lower gear. The record is fantastic morning music, its tone and pace mirroring the moment in the day when your thoughts are murmuring, not yet speaking, and all you sense are their shades. It is too eventful, its surface too agitated, to be ambient, but it might help you think more clearly anyway... It’s an anxious sound, and listening to the jagged little peaks and valleys it hits is its own perversely pleasurable discomfort... Never were the way she was has a bracing air, an implicit reminder of the things that can be done with two instruments and two hands."
Released 04 September 2015
JERUSALEM IN MY HEART
If He Dies, If If If If If If
THE QUIETUS: #24 Album of 2015
THE WIRE: #39 Album of 2015
A CLOSER LISTEN: Top 10 Rock/Post-Rock/Folk/Jazz Albums 2015
TEXTURA: "In this bold and emotionally charged collection, the eight settings alternate between vocal pieces featuring his melismatic Arabic singing and instrumentals rooted in expressive buzuk playing... The listener new to the project might expect such an unusual Arabic-electronic fusion to pose something of a challenge, but the forty-one-minute album's uncluttered arrangements, strong vocal melodies, and concision help make it eminently approachable."
AD-HOC: "If He Dies, If If If If If If is a stunning, of-the-moment record that speaks to the intersection of the personal and political with supreme confidence."
THE SKINNY: "Riveting... a sombre and haunting work. Moumneh's voice (a beautiful, limitless instrument) and his buzuk (the lute-type instrument similar to the Greek bouzouki) playing underpin his flexing of Arab traditions. Delivers a heady and oddly plaintive euphoria."
Released 18 September 2015
Sun Coming Down
STEREOGUM: #29 Album of 2015
SPIN: #8 Song of 2015 ("Beautiful Blue Sky")
LOUD AND QUIET: #13 Album of 2015
EXCLAIM: #13 Rock & Pop Album of 2015
THE SKINNY: #42 Album of 2015
PITCHFORK: “Ought make indie rock that sounds like how urbanity makes you feel: nervous, antsy, sometimes hostile, yet intoxicatingly vibrant. And [singer] Tim Darcy, likewise, gesticulates like a dutiful office drone who’s played by the rules his whole life but just can’t take it anymore. Ought’s 2014 debut More Than Any Other Day, was an album of slowly unfurled epiphanies, stoking simmering tension into fiery, exultant release. Those sort of affirming moments are a little harder to come by on the more chaotic and caustic Sun Coming Down, but the album’s relentless drive and uncompromising attitude constitute their own special kind of thrill. If More Than Any Other Day was about the hard-fought, triumphant ascent, Sun Coming Down is the giddy, daredevil "wheeeeee!" down the other side of the peak.”
STEREOGUM: “There’s an overwhelming, all-pervading anxiety to Ought...a deeply impressive second album. Play this music loud enough, and it can have an almost physical effect, making jaws clench and tendons go taut. That stress-ball intensity was also there on the band’s debut, last year’s More Than Any Other Day. But Sun Coming Down builds on that feeling, showing us a band refining its attack in ways that bands ideally should do on their sophomore albums. Sun Coming Down isn’t some great leap beyond the last album — an album that, after all, is still less than a year and a half old. But it’s sharper and more focused, and also grander and more expansive.”
Released 16 October 2015
A CLOSER LISTEN: #4 Album of 2015
JUNO NOMINEE: INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
JUNO NOMINEE: RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR
EXCLAIM: "A dynamic nine-song collection that ranges from dark and brooding to uplifting and celebratory... Soaring, dramatic and entirely engaging."
POP MATTERS:"An immediate and arresting expedition into new wilds for Esmerine...Lost Voices is a burning lament, a hopeful swing at the void, bright moments of clarity wrenched from the impenetrable."
QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS: "Timeless, contemporary, and at the same time rooted in Western tradition – but not without questioning and challenging it."
THE SKINNY: "The fifth album from the Montreal chamber rock collective is a beguiling mass of dialed-down post-rock, classical figures and exploratory soundscapes...At its most muscular (the driving electric guitars of '19/14') or its most tender (the delicate 'A Trick of the Light'), Lost Voices manages mood and melody with a deft and hypnotic grace. 'My Mama Pinned a Rose On Me' introduces marimba and even here, where texture takes precedence over melody, the whole remains dynamic and taut. Lost Voices takes time, on occasion, to breathe and relax but it steadfastly avoids the indulgence of 'ambient' or wanton noodling. Beyond words, beyond beautiful."
Montréal instrumental modern chamber group Esmerine's brilliant and sinewy new album Lost Voices drops on 16 October, the follow-up to their acclaimed (and Juno award-winning) record Dalmak from 2013.
The band will play a series of regional dates to celebrate the release of Lost Voices in Ontario and Quebec in November, with a line-up that highlights their consolidation as a quintet: co-founders Rebecca Foon (Saltland, Thee Silver Mt. Zion) on cello and Bruce Cawdron (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) on marimba and other mallet instruments will be joined by Jamie Thompson (The Unicorns, Islands) on drums/percussion, multi-instrumentalist Brian Sanderson, and Jéremi Roy on bass. These five players have been enjoying a a fluid and fruitful musical relationship since the making of Dalmak over the past three years – a wonderfully immersive group to see and hear in live performance.
Check the dates below and listen to Lost Voices preview album track "The Neighbourhoods Rise" and the Dalmak classic "Translator's Clos":
ESMERINE LOST VOICES QUEBTARIO TOUR 2015:
|18.09.15||Ottawa ON||Mercury Lounge|
[Ottawa New Music Creators]
|04.11.15||Kingston ON||Tone Deaf Festival|
|05.11.15||London ON||First Spiritualist Church|
|08.11.15||Sherbrooke QC||Bar Le Magog|
|10.11.15||Saint Casimir QC||La Taverne|
|11.11.15||Québec QC||Le Cercle|
|12.1`.15||Montréal QC||La Sala Rossa|
|13.11.15||Toronto ON||Monarch Tavern/Wavelength|
|15.11.15||Wakefield QC||Black Sheep Inn|
We're now a week away from the October 16 release of Lost Voices, the fifth full-length from Montreal chamber rock ensemble Esmerine, and until then the album will be streaming in its entirety via Exclaim. They called it "Soaring, dramatic and entirely engaging... A dynamic nine-song collection that ranges from dark and brooding to uplifting and celebratory," while The Skinny say: "Lost Voices manages mood and melody with a deft and hypnotic grace... Beyond words, beyond beautiful."
Head over to Exclaim now to listen:
LISTEN: Esmerine – Lost Voices (via Exclaim)
Lost Voices releases October 16. For full info, including pre-order options, click here. To celebrate the release, Esmerine will head out in mid-November for a series of live shows in Quebec and Ontario – see below for dates.
ESMERINE NOVEMBER 2015 TOUR DATES:
|04.11.15||Kingston, ON||Tone Deaf Festival|
|05.11.15||London, ON||First Spiritualist Church|
|08.11.15||Sherbrooke, QC||Bar Le Magog|
|10.11.15||Saint Casimir, QC||La Taverne|
|11.11.15||Québec, QC||Le Cercle|
|12.11.15||Montréal, QC||La Sala Rossa|
|13.11.15||Toronto, ON||Monarch Tavern/Wavelength|
|15.11.15||Wakefield, QC||The Black Sheep|
CST116 180gLP / CD / DL
Out 16 October 2015
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
Here's our third and final new release of the Fall: Lost Voices, the fifth full-length from Montréal chamber rock ensemble Esmerine.
Following 2013's Dalmak – the result of a fruitful collaboration with several Istanbul-based multi-instrumentalists and where, according to The Wire, "rich textural explorations alternate with fiery melodic workouts in Turkish rhythms" – Esmerine return as a quintet (with bassist Jérémi Roy now an official member of the group), and with this collection of songs have steered into some of the most powerful and decidely "rock" territory of their career.
Lost Voices expands upon the band’s celebrated prowess at deploying structure and dynamic, balancing melodic expression against methodical restraint through a diversity of stylistic touchstones (minimalism, post-rock, math-rock, desert rock) while allowing for explosive crescendos of exuberant density and maximalism that most notably distinguishes this record from previous work.
Lost Voices is a deeply satisfying and evocative journey and another brilliant iteration of Esmerine’s distinctive instrumental chamber rock; cerebral and visceral, controlled and volatile, and wholly cinematic in scope throughout.
Listen to the sweeping album opener "The Neighbourhoods Rise":
Lost Voices releases October 16. Head over to our release page for the full run-down, including preorder options, and stayed tuned for North American tour dates this Fall.
Constellation artist Rebecca Foon (Saltland, Esmerine, Silver Mt Zion) is also deeply involved in environmental sustainability and climate change work, as a core partner in the Sustainability Solutions Group co-operative, and more recently through her Pathway to Paris concert series organized in collaboration with Jesse Paris Smith.
The next of these events takes place at The Greene Space in NYC on April 8th, in conjunction with David Garland's Spinning on Air program from NPR affiliate WNYC.
Spinning On Earth brings together poets, musicians, writers and actors in an inspiring, thought provoking evening of music and discussion around climate change ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference being held in Paris, France in December 2015. Host David Garland welcomes poet Anne Waldman; singer-songwriter and poet Patti Smith; executive director of 350.org May Boeve; and musicians/composers Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon, the two co-founders of Pathway to Paris, a series of concerts focused on raising consciousness around climate change.
Esmerine will bring the music from their latest album Dalmak to European stages during two weeks of live performances starting at the end of November 2013.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ESMERINE'S NEW ALBUM DALMAK
The band's core quartet will be rounded out by 3 additional guest players on Turkish string and percussion instruments, including Hakan Vreskala who helped record the Dalmak album in Istanbul last year and recently joined the band for a string of fantastic live dates in Canada.
The tour kicks off with dates at Le Guess Who? and Autumn Falls festivals, there will be a string of five dates in the UK, and final concerts in Istanbul and The Hague. The band will also visit France and Germany.
Here are the dates – and listen to tracks from Dalmak below...
|29.11.13||Utrecht, NL||Le Guess Who? Festival|
|01.12.13||Brussels, BE||Autumn Falls @ Ancienne Belgique|
|03.12.13||Paris, FR||Les Trois Baudets|
|05.12.13||Bristol, UK||The Cube|
|06.12.13||Brighton, UK||St George's Church|
|07.12.13||Sheffield, UK||Sheffield Catehdral|
|08.12.13||Colchester, UK||Colchester Arts Centre|
|09.12.13||London, UK||Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen|
|11.12.13||Berlin, DE||Urban Spree Galerie|
|14.12.13||Den Haag, NL||State X New Forms Festival|
TUESDAY 03 SEPTEMBER
Esmerine + Matana Roberts + Kingdom Shore
Ottawa • First Baptist Church • INFO/TICKETS
Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm
WEDNESDAY 04 SEPTEMBER
Esmerine + Matana Roberts + Kingdom Shore
Montréal • Sala Rossa • INFO/TICKETS
Doors 8:00pm / Show 8:30pm
Esmerine celebrate the release of their new album Dalmak with very special live pearformances featuring an expanded 8-piece line-up. Co-founders Bruce Cawdron (ex-Godspeed You! Black Emperor) and Beckie Foon (Saltland, ex-Silver Mt. Zion), along with Jamie Thompson (ex-Unicorns, ex-Islands) and Brian Sanderson, are joined for these shows by visiting musicians Hakan Vreskala and James Hakan Dedeoglu (two of the Turkish players who helped them record Dalmak in Istanbul last year) and Montréalers Hraïr Hratchian and Jérémi Roy.
This band will be on fire!
Esmerine is proud to be joined by the acclaimed and inimitable Matana Roberts, who travels north from her current home in Harlem to present new solo interpretations of her devastatingly literate liberation music project COIN COIN, following a recent performance in this capacity at the Whitney Museum in New York.
Esmerine is also thrilled to have Ottawa-resident Mark Molnar's contemporary-chamber-meets-electronics ensemble Kingdom Shore open these shows.
It'll be a great night of music.
Please join us if you can.
Constellation will be presenting a lovely evening of music at The Great Hall in Toronto on Thursday, September 5th. A very special line-up and advance tickets are only $15.
UPDATE: NYC-based avant-jazz composer and saxophonist Matana Roberts and Rebecca Foon's Saltland have both been confirmed to participate, while Colin Stetson (who was previously announced as part of this bill) has been forced to cancel all his September performances due to a broken finger suffered in mid-August that will sideline him for 4-6 weeks. We wish him a smooth and speedy recovery.
BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE
Tickets are also available at Rotate This, Soundscapes and The Horseshoe Tavern.
Here are all the details...
A NIGHT IN TORONTO
Dundasa 80 (Sandro Perri + Craig Dunsmuir)
Jerusalem In My Heart
Thursday September 5th
The Great Hall
8pm doors / 8:30pm showtime
Presented in association with Musicworks and The Music Gallery.
Jerusalem In My Heart
The first-ever Toronto performance by this modern Arabic music/multi-media project, with Radwan Moumneh on voice, buzuk and sequencers and Malena Szlam on multiple 16mm film projections. Presenting material from their acclaimed debut album Mo7it Al-Mo7it released in spring 2013, following years of site-specific live and theatrical performances in Montreal.
The new iteration and current moniker for the duo of Sandro Perri and Craig Dunsmuir, following their previous collaborative work as Glissandro 70. Perri's "electronic" bona fides were established long ago during his Polmo Polpo years and Dunsmuir is similarly (though more secretly) known for his years of self-released music as Kanada 70. Dundasa 80 is on this shared and superb continuum; this will be a live debut for the project.
A return engagement for Saltland in Toronto, following a lovely set opening for Spencer Krug at the Conversation Room back in May. Rebecca Foon played solo for that performance, but at the Constellation Night she'll be joined by her collaborator Jamie Thompson (Unicorns, Islands) on percussion, electronics and singal processing. Saltland's gorgeous debut album came out this past spring.
One of the most fearless, original and politically engaged musicians working in contemporary jazz, Roberts has received superlative critical accolades for her latest project, Coin Coin. Chapter One of this extended work – which combines composition using graphic scores and chance, free improvisation, African-American folk, and spoken word – was widely touted as one of the best avant/jazz albums of 2011. In advance of the release of Chapter Two later this fall, Matana will channel the Coin Coin narrative in a solo performance that she most recently presented at the Whitney Museum in New York.
The instrumental cello and marimba duo co-founded over a decade ago by Bruce Cawdron (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) and Rebecca Foon (Saltland, Silver Mt Zion, Set Fire To Flames) will present music from their forthcoming Dalmak album with a scorching 8-piece band including visiting musicians from Turkey with whom they worked on the Dalmak recordings in Istanbul last year.
This will also be an opportunity to check out an on-site Constellation records stall with a wide selection of CDs and deluxe 180gLPs specially priced.
Presented by Constellation in association with Musicworks, The Music Gallery and Collective Concerts.
We're proud to be part of the Sweet Magic London Festival in London, Ontario this year – a truly independent DIY music and arts celebration now in it's second year.
Presented by Sweet Magic London, The McIntosh Gallery and The Aeolian Hall, there will be three Constellation artists appearing at one of Canada's best-sounding rooms:
Esmerine (with their sizzling 8-piece «Dalmak» band)
Matana Roberts (in solo multi-media performance)
Jerusalem In My Heart (with 16mm film projections)
The Aeolian Hall
795 Dundas St. E.
London ON N5W 2Z6
This will be a great night of music (and images) in a superlative venue.
Tickets are $20 advance / $15 student / $25 door.
Tickets available online here.
Or by phone at 519-672-7950 or in person at The Aeolian Box Office.
($2 service charge may apply.)
Tickets are also available at Grooves and The Village Idiot.
You can also request tickets, and find more information, at:
Next week, Constellation will be presenting concerts in Toronto and London (Ontario) featuring a breathtaking line-up of artists who have recent or forthcoming releases on the label; in particular, these shows will serve as the official launch of Esmerine's new album, Dalmak.
Matana Roberts and Saltland are the latest confirmations and additions to these label nights, alonside Esmerine, Jerusalem In My Heart and, in Toronto, Dundasa 80 (a duo of Sandro Perri and Craig Dunsmuir). Esmerine will also play the Festival de musique émergente in Rouyn-Noranda, the Guelph Jazz Festival, and release shows in Ottawa and Montreal featuring Matana Roberts and Ottawa-based experimental string sextet Kingdom Shore.
Clearly, these shows will be stellar. See below for more info, the full date listing, and audio/video samples.
The instrumental chamber quartet founded by Godspeed You! Black Emperor percussionist Bruce Cawdron and Silver Mt Zion cellist Rebecca Foon, will be expanding to an 8-piece band for these performances, in support of their new album Dalmak (out September 2nd). Recorded partly in Istanbul, the record features a number of guest musicians on Turkish/Kurdish/Armenian instruments; the Dalmak live band will include players on duduk, saz, bendir and darbuka for Esmerine's full run of Canadian album launch shows (listed below), in addition to the Constellation label nights.
• LISTEN: "Translator's Clos Part II" (edit)
• LISTEN:"Barn Board Fire"
Matana will present a solo multi-media performance based upon her majestic Coin Coin work and in anticipation of the release of Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile (out October 1st). These performances follow from her recent appearance at the Whitney Museum in New York where she combined saxophone, wordspeak and audio/visual triggers in a powerful expression of her Coin Coin material. Matana's Coin Coin Chapter One from 2011 garnered high accolades from NPR, BBC, Village Voice, The Wire, Spin, Jazzthetik and many others. She is a two-time Alpert Award in the Arts nominee and a Foundation of Contemporary Arts award-winner in 2013. Matana will also perform at Esmerine's album release shows in Montreal and Ottawa.
• LISTEN: "amma jerusalem school" + "for this is"
• WATCH: "Mississippi Moonchile"
JERUSALEM IN MY HEART
Jerusalem In My Heart will make its live debut in Toronto and London with an immersive set of modern contemporary Arabic music combining vocals, drones, electronics and buzuk. The performance is framed by an array of 16mm film loop projections. JIMH's live shows in Montreal over the past decade have become legend; the group's debut album Mo7it Al-Mo7it was released to broad critical acclaim this past spring.
• LISTEN: "Yudaghdegh el-Ra3ey Wala al-Ghanam"
• WATCH: "Amanem"
Saltland is cellist Rebecca Foon's experimental dream-pop project, where cello melodies and drones are looped, processed and recombinated in tandem with ex-Unicorns drummer Jamie Thompson's electronics, programming and live percussion. Mojo magazine's 4-star review of Saltland's 2013 debut album called Foon's voice "an instrument of somnolent, gossamer allure which floats gracefully amid the eddying, amniotic music" while Textura noted an album "crafted with immense care, music of integrity refreshingly free of affectation or trendiness that manages to feel both intimate and epic."
• LISTEN: "ICA"
• WATCH: "Unholy"
APPEARING IN TORONTO ONLY:
Dundasa 80, the brand new collaboration between Sandro Perri and Craig Dunsmuir, will round out the line-up in Toronto with their first-ever live set. Perri is one of Canada's most respected experimental songwriters with two critically-acclaimed albums released under his own name and a prior history as the equally praised Polmo Polpo. Dunsmuir has released a large and impressive series of CD-Rs under his Kanada 70 moniker and previously collaborated with Perri on a 2006 Constellation album as Glissandro 70.
• LISTEN: "Unsold"
APPEARING IN OTTAWA & MONTREAL:
Kingdom Shore is an Ottawa-based sextet summoning stark, complex and fearlessly experimental suites of art noise from assorted strings and electronics. In their own words, "Kingdom Shore was formed in the ruck and warrens of March 2006, beneath the long shadows cast by the punk rock that grew out of 1980’s hardcore, avant and art rock, electro-acoustic music, noise, old world Gospel, and contemporary and left-field music, to take turns at watch so that we may fail well to stave off the malevolent, the narrow of heart, the analogue tastemakers, the dissociate, the ruder forms that survive slackjawed and willfully ignorant at hoarse latitudes, to take pleasure in twilight, to rejoice in waves standing at 19Hz, to refuse the world as a justification of interests in a strategy of slaughter as sold to us, to defy the open nerve of dispossession, to resist inheriting numbness, to give back what little we have received that is good, to rise up and get down, and to draw toward the hearth those who know that the light in this world is not its final ash, and that if you believed in anything, you could not kill another."
The current line-up includes Nathan Medema (pedals, found-sounds and field recordings, laptop, electronics, samples, processing), Simon Guibord (laptop, processing, samples, electronics), Ryan Hough (violin), Jasmine Landau (violin), Gerg Horvath (double-bass), and Mark Molnar (cello, loops, and electronics).
• LISTEN: "Stray Bullets Singing" (excerpt)
• LISTEN: "...and all the dogs to shark" (excerpt)
CONSTELLATION LABEL NIGHTS:
|05.09.13||Toronto, ON||The Great Hall|
Esmerine, Matana Roberts, Jerusalem In My Heart, Saltland, Dundasa 80 (Sandro & Craig)
|07.09.13||London, ON||Aeolian Hall|
Esmerine, Matana Roberts, Jerusalem In My Heart
ESMERINE DALMAK RELEASE SHOWS:
|31.08.13||Rouyn-Noranda, QC||Festival de musique émergente|
|03.09.13||Ottawa, ON||First Baptist Church|
w/ Matana Roberts & Kingdom Shore
|04.09.13||Montreal, QC||La Sala Rossa|
w/ Matana Roberts & Kingdom Shore
|06.09.13||Guelph, ON||St. George's Anglican Church|
Guelph Jazz Festival
As the release date approaches for Dalmak, the stunning new album from Esmerine, we're thrilled to be letting another track from the record into the light. "Barn Board Fire," premiered this morning by The Quietus, elegantly describes the communal and collaborative energy of Dalmak. The listener is carried from one focused, gorgeous iteration to the next by a propulsive central theme, highlighting both the sharp musicianship of the individual players and the immense expressive power conjured by the group as a whole. Listen below:
Dalmak will be released on September 3. The full run-down, including pre-order info, can be found here. The group will play a number of release shows with the players featured on the album in early September; check our tours page for dates.
CST096 180gLP/ CD / DL
Out 3 September 2013
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW.
And here's the next of our new releases for Summer-Fall 2013: Dalmak, the fourth full-length LP from Esmerine. The album is out September 3, and it features a quartet of Turkish musicians with whom the group collaborated during a pair of visits to Istanbul over the past couple of years, as well as appearances from Sarah Neufeld and Aaron Lumley. See below for info, including an MP3 of album track "Translator's Clos Part II" (premiered this morning by Decoder Magazine), or click here for the full run-down.
Esmerine will play a handful of live dates in Ontario, Quebec and New York to celebrate the release in early September. For a number of these shows the band will be joined by the group of musicians who appear on the album; needless to say these promise to be truly breathtaking. See below for dates (more to come in the next few weeks).
When Esmerine surfaced with La Lechuza in 2011, the album signaled many things: the band's first new recordings in six years, an expanded line-up, and a song cycle inspired by and dedicated to the life and untimely death of a dear friend and fellow musician. What wasn't immediately clear was whether this acclaimed record would mark the opening of a new chapter for the band, or stand alone as a singular work of eulogy and homage driven by emotion and circumstance.
Esmerine's new album Dalmak emphatically confirms that the group has indeed continued writing, exploring and collaborating - definitively extending its horizons in this new iteration of the band's trajectory. Bruce Cawdron (marimba) resigned from his seat as drummer for Godspeed You! Black Emperor in 2012, allowing him to focus more fully on Esmerine alongside co-founder and cellist Rebecca Foon (Silver Mt. Zion, Set Fire To Flames); the two principals also recruited percussionist Jamie Thompson (Unicorns, Islands) and multi-instrumentalist Brian Sanderson as full-time members to solidify the group as a writing and performing quartet.
European tours in 2011-2012 brought Esmerine to Istanbul, where the group's enthusiastic reception led to an invitation for an artist residency in the city. Dalmak is the fruit of that visit: the majority of the album was recorded in Istanbul, where the band's four Canadian musicians were joined by an equal number of Turkish guest players: Hakan Vreskala, Baran Aşık, Ali Kazim Akdağ, James Hakan Dedeoğlu on various instruments.
Dalmak is a Turkish verb with many connotations: to contemplate, to be absorbed in, to dive into, to bathe in, to rush into, to plummet. As a title for Esmerine's new album, "dalmak" refers in a literal sense to immersion in the culture and music of Istanbul but also appropriately evokes the range of music that emerged from this immersion: a collection of songs that shift between meditative pulsing and enveloping restraint to headlong flights into rhythm and groove. With Dalmak, Esmerine presents some of its most richly minimal and intimate music alongside what is surely its most explosive, energized and ornate. The album is a tour-de-force of cross-cultural music-making, emotive but unsentimental, deeply textured and detailed but never precious, superbly guided throughout by a balance of DIY rock, new folk and modern classical/contemporary sensibilities.
With initial recording by Barkin Engin and Metin Bozkurt in Istanbul, Esmerine laid down the live bed tracks for the up-tempo rhythmic songs at the album's core: "Lost River Blues", "Barn Board Fire" and "Translator's Clos". Marimba, cello, drums, tenor banjo, bass and trumpet are joined by bendir, darbuka, erbane, meh, barama, saz and electric guitar from the local players for these centerpiece tracks, where extended melodic themes are passed around and woven through staccato grooves and polyrhythmic vamps in deeply satisfying fashion. The sessions continued back in Montréal at Breakglass Studio, where Cawdron and Foon tracked the more studied cello and marimba songs "Learning To Crawl" and "White Pine", and where the album's gorgeously saturated warmth, depth and pulsing grit was achieved courtesy of Breakglass head engineer Jace Lasek (Wolf Parade, The Besnard Lakes, Suuns) and Ian Ilavsky, who mixed the album alongside Beckie and Bruce.
Click here for more info, and thanks for listening.
|03.09.13||Ottawa, ON||First Baptist Church|
|04.09.13||Montreal, QC||La Sala Rossa|
|05.09.13||Toronto, ON||The Great Hall|
|10.09.13||New York, NY||Littlefield|
With their European tour already underway, today Esmerine let loose a new digital single, featuring "Front End Loader," accompanied by "Learning to Crawl."
"Front End Loader" was recorded during the sessions for Esmerine's acclaimed La Lechuza album in 2011. It ranks as one of the band's most exuberant tracks, with echoes of Constellation labelmates Do Make Say Think in the rhythm work and especially in the use of horn arrangements, written and performed by saxophone phenom Colin Stetson. This was a celebratory track for Esmerine in the midst of very intense sessions surrounding the recording of La Lechuza, an album idedicated to their departed friend Lhasa de Sela. The track did not fit the arc of the album at the time but the band is excited to make it available now as a free digital single. The song was recorded and mixed by Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire).
The B-Side for this single is "Learning To Crawl", a recent composition headed up by Esmerine percussionist Bruce Cawdron as a commission for the Indian-inflected modern dance piece "Aarti" by Sonia St-Michel. Esmerine contributed two pre-existing songs to the piece (to which classical Indian vocals were added) along with this new one. Vocals by Samidha Joglekar.
Check our tours page for live dates.
More info on La Lechuza is available here.
Not that we're counting, but it happens that this spring Constellation turns 15.
OK, yes of course we're counting. And this year we're even going to do some celebrating, in partnership with various comrades and allies. We'll have more details in the coming weeks about some happenings slated throughout this birthday year.
But for now...
We're absolutely thrilled to kick things off in collaboration with the world-renowned Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, who will host Esmerine, Matana Roberts (performing COIN COIN with her Montreal ensemble) and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra as part of their ambitious and excellently curated lineup this year.
FIMAV is in its 3rd decade as one of the world's premiere and longest-running festivals of electro-acoustic, improvised, avant jazz, artrock and other new musics, set in the town of Victoriaville, QC about 2.5 hours drive from Montréal. Constellation has had many artists play the festival over the years, and we're thrilled to have three groups playing on the closing day of the event.
Performing Sunday, May 20th:
3pm Matana Roberts COIN COIN (Montréal Ensemble)
8pm Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
See FIMAV's programming for full details on these and many other amazing shows.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Note that purchasing tickets for three different shows gets you 15% off.
So just a little over 60.00 CAD would get you all three CST shows – a great opportunity to see and hear this (and any other) music in a truly special and focused environment.
This May Esmerine will head out for another month of shows in Europe, bringing their elegant, complex arrangements for cello, harp and melodic percussion to audiences in the continent and the UK, as well as an appearance at the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts in Turkey.
Esmerine's latest LP, La Lechuza, was released last year to critical acclaim - Exclaim declared it "easily Esmerine's best-produced and emotionally visceral album yet" and Fluid called it "Intelligent and meticulous... Certain pieces are almost too painful to hear, others are alive with color and purpose." Get more info on the album, including an audio stream of the entire album and two MP3's, on our release page.
See below for tour dates and a beautiful video of the band performing "Sprouts", recently released by La Blogotheque.
|07.05.2012||Copenhagen, DK||Huset n Magstraede (Planeten)|
|09.05.2012||Leipzig, DE||UT Connewitz|
|10.05.2012||Schorndorf, DE||Club Manufaktur|
|12.05.2012||Birmingham, UK||St. Paul's Church|
|13.05.2012||Bristol, UK||The Cube|
|14.05.2012||Norwich, UK||Arts Centre|
|15.05.2012||London, UK||The Lexington|
|18.05.2012||Brussels, BE||Les Nuits de Botanique|
As they continue to bring their stunning live show to audiences in Europe, Esmerine stopped at Chateau Monthelon in Bourgogne, France, to put together two gorgeous videos to commemorate the birthday of their dear friend Lhasa de Sela, who passed away January 1, 2010. See above for a beautifully arranged performance of album track "Walking Through Mist", and below a rendition of Arvo Pärt's "Spiegel im Spiegel", for Lhasa.
Esmerine's La Lechuza was released in June 2011. Stream the whole album here.
Following a couple of stand-out performances at Guelph Jazz Festival and Toronto's Music Gallery earlier this month, and on the eve of the band's European tour (click on tour poster below to see all dates), here's a live clip from Esmerine playing at Ukrainian Federation Hall in Montreal back in June when their superb La Lechuza album was launched. This performance of the song "Sprouts" features guest appearances by Colin Stetson (bass saxophone) and Mishka Stein (electric bass) along with live lightbox projection visuals by Clea Minaker.
The centerpiece track from Esmerine's acclaimed La Lechuza album now has a visual accompaniment, thanks to Montreal new media artist Brad Todd. Featuring a guest lead vocal by Patrick Watson, "Snow Day For Lhasa" is a lullabye for Lhasa de Sela (1972-2010), to whom the La Lechuza album is dedicated.
Lhasa loved owls. It snowed gently and constantly for 4 days in Montreal following her death on New Year's Day 2010.
Brad Todd created a series of minimal looped video pieces projected during Esmerine's album launch concert in Montreal in June 2011, using found footage of owls as his source.
This video for "Snow Day For Lhasa" juxtaposes two of Todd's treatments, which degrade/reify one against the other in a long visual crossfade of sorts.
Esmerine plays the Guelph Jazz Festival on 10 September and The Music Gallery in Toronto on 11 September before embarking on a European tour – see all dates on our SHOWS page.
With La Lechuza - "The group's most diverse, most skilled, and most beautiful release yet," according to Alarm - now out, Esmerine will soon head across the Atlantic to play a month of shows in Europe. See dates below, or check our tours page.
La Lechuza can be streamed in its entirety here.
|20.09.11||Leeds, UK||Brudenell Social Club|
|21.09.11||London, UK||Union Chapel|
|24.09.11||Gent, BE||DOK Arena|
|25.09.11||Paris, FR||La Gaite Lyrique - 3.30 pm show|
|30.09.11||Metz, FR||Nuit Blanche|
|01.10.11||Poitiers, FR||Le Circuit @ Auditorium of the Beaux Arts Museum|
|04.10.11||Geneva, CH||L'usine (Kab)|
|07.10.11||Berlin, DE||West Germany|
|15.10.11||Reykjavik, IC||Iceland Airwaves Festival|
We've remodeled our website a bit (perhaps you've noticed). Among the changes is a new video interface on our Audio/Video page, onto which we've loaded a few (mostly) new videos of Eric Chenaux, Esmerine, Siskiyou, Khora and Colin Stetson.
We highly recommend you check them all out here, starting with Eric Cazdyn's gorgeous treatment of "Warm Charleston" by Eric Chenaux, also below:
SATURDAY • JUNE 4 • 20:30
This weekend, Esmerine will celebrate the release of La Lechuza at the Ukrainian Federation, with help from Robbie Kuster, Sarah Neufeld, Mishka Stein, Colin Stetson, and Patrick Watson, with projections by Clea Minaker.
Stream some songs from the album on our release page here, read an interview just published in Exclaim!, or grab "A Dog River" as an MP3 below.
Esmerine will be also be joined by Siskiyou, who are in town from Vancouver for a few days to play a handful of shows. Stream their entire album here or download "This Land" as an MP3 below.
It's really going to be a special night.
We encourage you to pick up tickets beforehand, which can be done here.
Or drop by your local record store: L'Oblique and Phonopolis definitely still have some.
MP3: Esmerine, "A Dog River"
MP3: Siskiyou, "This Land"
There's also a Facebook event here, if you're the type.
|08.04.17||Waterloo, ON||The Button Factory|
|03.05.17||Grenoble, FR||La Bobine|
|04.05.17||Istanbul, TR||Zorlu PSM Jaz Festival|
|06.05.17||Paris, FR||Espace B|
|12.05.17||Luzerne, CH||Industrie 9|
|13.05.17||Diksmuide, BE||4AD Club|