Constellation Records presents “ Musique Fragile Volume 02”, the second chapter of its “Musique Fragile” series; consisting of limited vinyl releases that will come out irregularly, but always in threes. The package, scheduled for release on the 26th July, will include “ Vamp Ire” by Kanada 70, “ Affaires Étrangères” by Pacha and “ Transit Of Venus” by Hangedup & Tony Conrad. You can get them two ways: on 180 grams vinyl, or on digital. The first option is limited to 500 numbered copies, with exquisite artwork including a handmade silk-screen printed sleeve. Each record comes with its own sleeve and a fold-out poster.
Kanada 70 is the stage name Toronto producer Craig Dunsmuir has been using since 2006. In little over five years, he's released over two dozen CD-Rs. On this effort, he's exploring several sounds: abstract techno, industrial, noise, progressive rock, Afro-funk, no-wave and metal. Pacha is a project by Pierre-Guy Blanchard, who opts for heavy instrumental rhythms, driven by Oriental sounding synths, guitar, bass and loops of field recordings. And from the union of Hangedup and veteran filmmaker and musician Tony Conrad comes “Transit Of Venus”, an album featuring huge stabs of drone rock alongside more decomposed pieces and marvellous, sandy string duets. You can hear extracts from the three albums below.