Pre-order of It Billows Up LP. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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releases May 17, 2019
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Record/Vinyl + Digital Album
— LIMITED EDITION OF 500 — 140 gram black opaque 12" LP with an uncoated paper sleeve featuring the album credits as typed on a 1939 Corona typewriter in a smooth, glossy jacket featuring a softly glowing print created by illustrator, printer, & collagist China Marsot-Wood (www.chinamarsotwood.com).
All records include a one-time use code to download the album in any format you desire.
Includes digital pre-order of It Billows Up LP.
You get 1 track now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app
and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the
complete album the moment it’s released.
Brooklyn-based experimental trio Sontag Shogun present their new multimedia project and third full length album ‘It Billows Up’ across a variety of limited edition physical formats starting May 17.
Whereas Sontag Shogun's critically acclaimed 2017 album 'Patterns for Resonant Space' was an experiment in reverse-engineering & overdubbing improvised compositions, 'It Billows Up' is a linear, continuous narrative featuring ambient meshes of layered field recordings, analog oscillators, foley, and improvised piano.
While Pitchfork declared that Sontag Shogun is "never the same twice, always evolving to reveal something new" the band sought to capture an accurate representation of their live set using the collaborative techniques and modular compositions they had developed while on tour in Europe, Japan, and North America in 2016 and 2017.
With Ian Temple’s painterly piano, Jesse Perlstein’s cascade of haunted vocals and found sounds, and Jeremy Young’s intricate manipulation of tapes and kitchen utensils, It Billows Up pieces together sounds of our waking life by crafting thick barricades of meditative, interwoven sonic collages.
The familiar notes of wet footsteps, gray clouds, perplexing rants of passersby, and purring motors of oncoming traffic confidently survey the outskirts of the album, each sound dripping with sparse piano melodies and drifting into its own grainy mist of synesthesia.
‘It Billows Up’ by Sontag Shogun will available worldwide starting May 17 on LP, CD, Zine, and digital formats.
The release will be celebrated at Printed Matter in Manhattan, New York City on May 17th at 7pm and will feature readings from the zine and a listening of the album.
releases May 17, 2019
Ian Temple plays piano and organ
Jeremy Young plays tapes, sine & square waves, and kitchen utensils
Jesse Perlstein plays field recordings like instruments, laptop, and voice
All music written on the road somewhere between 2016-2018
Recorded and mixed in 2018 by Seth Manchester at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri
Cover artwork by China Marsot-Wood
Wonderment and inspiration by Alex Beth & Liam Singer
Design and layout by Nicholas Concklin
Executive Produced by John Moses and Nicholas Concklin
Published by Mushpost LLC (ASCAP)
thanx to everyone who took a chance on seeing us perform this music. you made it real.