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Sings Reigns Rebuilder

Set Fire to Flames Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Enfermés durant cinq nuits et cinq jours consécutifs, les musiciens du collectif Set Fire to Flames ont affronté l’isolement, la fatigue et la faim pour échafauder Sings Reign Rebuilder, un album rempli d’âme, voire hanté. Car c’est pour immortaliser l’esprit du vieil immeuble où il habite, rue Ontario, à Montréal, que le guitariste de Godspeed You Black Emperor!, David Bryant, y a réuni 13 membres de formations montréalaises underground (dont Fly Pan Am, Exhaust et Molasses).

Set Fire to Flames explore une multitude de constructions musicales, écrites ou improvisées, comme ces vibrants crescendos finement orchestrés, dans le plus pur style Godspeed, ou ces explorations à la guitare électrique, façon Sonic Youth. Le groupe s’aventure également sur la voie contemporaine : clarinette basse et cor français s’entrelacent dans la magnifique "Esquimalt Harbour", tandis que la mélancolique "Two Tears in a Bucket" rappelle Kronos Quartet avec son instrumentation à cordes. Çà et là, des sons ambiants et des voix confuses viennent se fondre à ce dédale musical. Si Sings Reign Rebuilder peut d’abord sembler déroutant, il s’en dégage à la longue une émotion ténébreuse que viennent éclairer des percées lumineuses libératrices. --Julie Parent


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4.0 out of 5 stars space June 29 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
while there are millions of ambient artists out there, they dont have the sound that set fire to flames have. to go along with the other reviewer, there is an influence of the godspeed members but it is not at all like the albums made on constellation records. there is much more space, and mood set by eery strings and noise. it is kind of like infinity symbol of godspeeds, the more desolate, expansive sound and less grand compositions. its deff. something to check out if your into that kind of music but do not go in expecting another 'post rock' or whatever you want to call that genre. its in a field of its own pulling strings with noise artists with sampling and tape minipulation. enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If your a Godspeed fan..... May 28 2004
By SKOLVK
Format:Audio CD
Then you must check the album out. "flames" is made up of 13 musicians from Montreal, 5 of which are Godspeed members. You can really hear the Godspeed members influence on this album. The songs are still highly stings driven and the dark atmosphere hasn't changed at all. One of the nicest things about this album is that they decided to shorten the length of their songs. It's nice to hear them take a different approach in their song constuction. All in all, this sounds and feels just like another Godspeed album. It's powerful, beautiful and completely unique. A must listen for fans of Godspeed, Mogwai and Sigur ros.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lullabyes for staying up all night. June 23 2007
By Brian Lange. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I just purchased "Sings Reign" along with "Telegraphs in Negative" today, and I have not stopped listening to them.

'Post-rock' as they call it... faux-classical as I sometimes like to cal it. It is definitely in the vein of bands such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Lull, Noise Gate, Silver Mt. Zion, etc... Yes, there are members from GYBE in this band, and though the sounds are probably in the same genre, I would not necissarily classify them as similar. Perhaps to the untrained ear it would be considered the same, but Fire to Flames seems to veer much more towards the experimental drone/atmospheric/static/randomness in nature. If you're not sure what I mean, or think that this describes GYBE already, you will see what I mean if you purchase this record.

I highly recommend both of Fire to Flames' recordings. I feel it inspiring, haunting, calming, cerebral, and any other "makes me sound smart" adjective you can throw in there. Like I said, I have been listening to these records almost non-stop since getting them this morning, and it puts me in an interesting place. I actually reccomend this over most other post-rock I've been exposed to.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars space June 29 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
while there are millions of ambient artists out there, they dont have the sound that set fire to flames have. to go along with the other reviewer, there is an influence of the godspeed members but it is not at all like the albums made on constellation records. there is much more space, and mood set by eery strings and noise. it is kind of like infinity symbol of godspeeds, the more desolate, expansive sound and less grand compositions. its deff. something to check out if your into that kind of music but do not go in expecting another 'post rock' or whatever you want to call that genre. its in a field of its own pulling strings with noise artists with sampling and tape minipulation. enjoy.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A project to side with Sept. 14 2009
By IRate - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
In a plethora of shallow Godspeed side-projects exploiting existential dread, SFTF's first album is one of the few relatively solid releases. Relatively because there is still nearly half a disc filled with underdeveloped audio moping that doesn't really go anywhere, but fleshed out enough to make this a valid purchase for Efrim aficionados.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you're a Godspeed fan..... May 28 2004
By SKOLVK - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Then you must check the album out. "flames" is made up of 13 musicians from Montreal, 5 of which are Godspeed members. You can really hear the Godspeed members influence on this album. The songs are still highly stings driven and the dark atmosphere hasn't changed at all. One of the nicest things about this album is that they decided to shorten the length of their songs. It's nice to hear them take a different approach in their song constuction. All in all, this sounds and feels just like another Godspeed album. It's powerful, beautiful and completely unique. A must listen for fans of Godspeed, Mogwai and Sigur ros.
5.0 out of 5 stars Eternally Set Free Aug. 13 2009
By Feral Puma - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I didn't much care for their other album, "Telegraphs in Negative," while there's no doubt it had its moments of ingenuity and utter brilliance, those moments were too few and far between, especially when compared with the usual brilliance that can be expected from the likes of Godspeed and Silver Mt. Zion. Telegraphs is definitely an experimental album but perhaps a bit too much so. Sings Reign Rebuilder, on the other hand, blew me away. This album is a must have if you are into this sort of different.
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