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Packaging Notes

Devastates is framed by the beautiful and subtly disturbing artwork of McKenzie, with its front cover conflagration of mutant birds serving as the perfect visual analogue for the album's themes. The 180gLP format is lavishly packaged with a full colour liner notes insert and a screenprinted art poster, both printed on archival paper. CD comes in a custom paperboard mini-gatefold jacket with a printed CD dust sleeve.

CST087

Devastates Elfin Saddle

Release date: 6 March 2012

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Elfin Saddle deepens its compositional and conceptual agenda on Devastates, the band's third full-length album and its most urgent, ornate and impassioned work to date. The Montreal group, led by multi-instrumentalists Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie (who also share vocal duties), has always shown a profound engagement with issues of environmental sustainability and the emotional impact of economic/political ideologies that continually foreclose on the possibility of genuine, progressive renewal and redirection. The band's music-making – and the parallel art practice on display in Honda and McKenzie's installation and video work – investigates the tensions between nature and technology on multiple levels. With Devastates, this is explicit in the lyrical narrative of the album as a whole and implicit in the band's use of found and re-purposed objects to create its soundworld.

Tracklist

1. The Changing Wind
2. Kiboho
3. Boats
4. The Power & The Wake
5. Chaos Hands
6. Invocation
7. In A Blanket of Leaves
8. The Wind Come Carry

Running time: 00:43:16

Packaging Notes

Devastates is framed by the beautiful and subtly disturbing artwork of McKenzie, with its front cover conflagration of mutant birds serving as the perfect visual analogue for the album's themes. The 180gLP format is lavishly packaged with a full colour liner notes insert and a screenprinted art poster, both printed on archival paper. CD comes in a custom paperboard mini-gatefold jacket with a printed CD dust sleeve.

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