Set Fire to Flames

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Set Fire to Flames
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Post-rock
Experimental music
Years active 2001 (2001)–2003, 2016
Labels Alien8 Recordings, FatCat Records, P-Vine Records
Associated acts Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hiss Tracts, Esmerine, Exhaust
Website Set Fire to Flames
Members Beckie Foon
Bruce Cawdron
Christof Migone
David Bryant
Fluffy Erskine
Gen Heistek
Gordon Krieger
Jean-Sébastien Truchy
Mike Moya
Roger Tellier-Craig
Sophie Trudeau
Speedy Weaver
Thea Pratt

Set Fire to Flames were a Canadian instrumental music collective started by David Bryant, consisting of thirteen musicians from Montreal. They released two albums, on Alien8 Recordings and FatCat Records.

Both albums were recorded "in states of little or no sleep, in varying levels of intoxication, and in physical confinement", with the result being brooding, eerie music. Their second album was recorded in a barn in rural Ontario; the sounds of the creaking doors and other background noise are heard in the songs. A third album was recorded in collaboration with the band Jackie-O Motherfucker but never released.[1]

Many of their tracks are very minimalist in nature, filled with ambient noise and various other non-musical sound effects, juxtaposed or combined with instrumental music.

Both album cover images were taken from the work of photographer Michael Ackerman.

The band is often considered a side project of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and the two musical ensembles share several members.




  1. ^ "Eclipse Booking - Jackie-O Motherfucker". Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Set Fire To Flames Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  3. ^ Sings Reign Rebuilder Review,
  4. ^ Liner notes, Sings Reign Rebuilder. Alien8 Recordings, 2001.

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