Constellation Records (Canada)
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|Founder||Ian Ilavsky and Don Wilkie|
|Genre||Experimental, Alternative rock, Indie Rock, Instrumental rock, Post-rock|
|Country of origin||Canada|
Constellation Records is an independent record label based in Montreal, Quebec. It released the albums of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, and Do Make Say Think.
Constellation is anti-corporate, anti-capitalist, and anti-globalist.
The package of the Godspeed You! Black Emperor album Yanqui U.X.O. was especially noteworthy, containing an extensive chart which demonstrated the links between four major record labels—AOL Time-Warner, BMG, Sony, Vivendi Universal—and various arms manufacturers. The band later apologized for some extensions of the chart, conceding that some of their research had been inaccurate.
On 25 February 2010, Constellation Records founders Ian Ilavsky and Don Wilkie signed, together with 500 artists, the call to support the international campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israeli Apartheid.
Artists who have releases on Constellation Records
- 1-Speed Bike
- Black Ox Orkestar
- Carla Bozulich
- Colin Stetson
- Do Make Say Think
- Efrim Menuck
- Elfin Saddle
- Elizabeth Anka Vajagic
- Eric Chenaux
- Feu Thérèse
- Fly Pan Am
- Frankie Sparo
- Glissandro 70
- Godspeed You! Black Emperor
- Land of Kush
- Last Ex
- Lullabye Arkestra
- Matana Roberts
- Pat Jordache
- Polmo Polpo aka Sandro Perri
- The Dead Science
- Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
- Vic Chesnutt
- "A Note On the Artwork for Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Yanqui U.X.O.". Archived from the original on 2003-04-09. Retrieved 2009-04-18.
- Tadamon!: 500 Artists Against Israeli Apartheid
- Official site
- 2004 Interview with Don Wilkie, co-founder of Constellation Records (ARTNOISE/DFB).
- Audio Interview with Don Wilkie, co-founder of Constellation Records
- Chart from Yanqui U.X.O. packaging Archived from the original on 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2013-01-21.