Montréal chamber rock ensemble Esmerine return with the new full-length album „Lost Voices“, the most dynamic and incendiary record of the group’s career, following its highly-acclaimed and Juno award-winning 2013 release „Dalmak“. Led by co-founders Bruce Cawdron (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) on various mallet instruments and Rebecca Foon (Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Saltland) on cello, Esmerine also includes drummer/percussionist Jamie Thompson (The Unicorns, Islands, Little Scream) and multi-instrumentalist Brian Sanderson.
„The fifth album from the Montreal chamber rock collective is a beguiling mass of dialled-down post-rock, classical figures and exploratory soundscapes… At its most muscular (the driving electric guitars of „19/14“) or its most tender (the delicate „A Trick of the Light“), ‚Lost Voices‘ manages mood and melody with a deft and hypnotic grace. „My Mama Pinned a Rose On Me“ introduces marimba and even here, where texture takes precedence over melody, the whole remains dynamic and taut. ‚Lost Voices‘ takes time, on occasion, to breathe and relax but it steadfastly avoids the indulgence of ‚ambient‘ or wanton noodling. Beyond words, beyond beautiful.“ – The Skinny
Released October 16h, available through Constellation Records.