The most recent kinetic revelry of the Montreal quartet Avec le soleil has dropped today! Check out the official release page for full album information or visit our Soundcloud page for the full album, streaming until Monday 23 January.
“Intense grooves of Afro-prog psych: 10 tracks, three ‘movements’, a rump-shaking whole.”
Mojo • ★★★★
“This isn’t your parents’ Krautrock — meaning it’s not a respectful homage to the genre bearing all the benchmarks of a revivalist act. It’s an irreverent reinvention…the album is hermetic at first, but highly rewarding after a few listens. Avec le soleil’s music could compare to a tropical forest: There’s a lot of stuff there, and when the ecosystem works as well as it does on Pas pire pop, it’s worth taking the time to get lost in its dense flora of sounds.
Exclaim • 8/10
“Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche are back and as brilliant as ever. Following up on their last record (one of our favourites of 2014) will be tough but this track [‘Alizé et Margaret D…’] which sounds like David Byrne fronting Magma in Bamako, suggests they might just do it. Très bien!”
Montréal artist Marie-Douce St-Jacques once again worked with the band and created the iconic front cover artwork for Pas pire pop as well as the collage on the album’s back cover. The deluxe vinyl 180gram pressing (at Optimal, Germany) comes in a thick 470gsm/24pt jacket printed on 100% recycled Orford uncoated paperboard with a black paper polylined inner dust sleeve, a 12″x24″ art poster, 12″x12″ insert, and 320kbps MP3 download.
The CD comes in a custom 470gsm/24pt mini-gatefold paperboard jacket printed on 100% recycled Orford uncoated stock, with the disc housed in a black cardstock inner sleeve.
Get your hands on this beautiful object at your favourite local independent record shop or, if you’re in Montreal, at the album launch on Saturday 21 January at La Sala Rossa. More information here.
Pas pire pop can also be found on Spotify and Apple Music.