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Deluxe LP is a 180gram pressing on midnight ultrablack vinyl in 20pt uncoated paperboard jacket with yellow ink flood on the inside, audiophile black paper poly-lined dust sleeve for the record, and a 12” x 24” art print reproduction on uncoated archival 160m paper featuring an original painting by the artist. Includes DL card.

CD comes in a custom mini-gatefold 20pt paperboard jacket featuring paintings by the artist. Includes a cardstock inner sleeve for the disc (not pictured).

New Release CST152

 Third Album Markus Floats

Release date: 1 May 2020

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Montréal-based multi-disciplinary artist Markus Lake is an active force in the city’s DIY music community who’s been releasing solo audio works under the Markus Floats moniker over the past decade – alongside playing bass in wide range of punk, post-punk, experimental and Afrofuturist outfits. Through-composed and unfailingly expressive, his Constellation debut Third Album blends an incantatory, exploratory, desecrated dark lounge (referencing organ sounds of alternately liturgical and souljazz resonance) with more formal touchstones of electronic composition, where arpeggiators surface and recede amidst shifting drones, distortions and dissonances. Third Album is a wonderfully idiosyncratic work of aural Abstract Expressionism where melodic gestures, sequenced pulses, atonal clusters and granulated textures are arranged like shapes and strokes of timbral hue and depth.

"Every song you hear is about yourself.
Hearing is your relationship to the heard.
Every song heard is about yourself.
When you hear, you hear yourself.
Hear yourself, when you hear.
Hear a mirror. Hear your reflection, and hear everything in the mirror,
and hear the mirror itself.

It’s in the making that we ourselves are made.
The decision to create is itself the creating.
The most important act is already done;
the results are at best: moving, serene, memorable, distracting, pleasurable,
… at worst: boring.
Either is fine.
The work is the work, make it and let it go.
The work doesn’t matter, it’s just the work.
Every song you hear is about yourself.
That’s it.


A sizeable chunk of the music I listened to while growing up was made by my peers. Because of this I think I always assumed music trends were much quicker than they actually are, and that when I was older (now), popular music would be inconceivably different. I mean, music being produced today certainly sounds different than it did when I was younger. But I thought by now we’d be past Pop in toto. Don’t get me wrong, I love Pop; I’m just surprised we’re still into it the way we are. I just assumed we’d be into something else by now. I think I'm trying to make that music myself. Music is quite different than the other arts, but I think it's important to remember that it's still an Art. An expression of self. A grasp at something greater. A pursuit that reflects its origins; deigning to express an elusive zeitgeist. I wouldn't be so vain as to say that this record does this in any way shape or form, but I would be so bold as to hope that maybe by the Fourth, Fifth...Fifteenth...Sixtieth album, just maybe, I'll be getting closer. Until then, I hope you enjoy this reflection." – Markus Floats

Tracklist

01 Forward
02 And
03 Forward Again
04 Always
05 Moving
06 Forward Always

Running time: 00:32:56

Packaging Notes

Deluxe LP is a 180gram pressing on midnight ultrablack vinyl in 20pt uncoated paperboard jacket with yellow ink flood on the inside, audiophile black paper poly-lined dust sleeve for the record, and a 12” x 24” art print reproduction on uncoated archival 160m paper featuring an original painting by the artist. Includes DL card.

CD comes in a custom mini-gatefold 20pt paperboard jacket featuring paintings by the artist. Includes a cardstock inner sleeve for the disc (not pictured).

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