Set Fire to Flames

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Set Fire to Flames
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresPost-rock
Experimental music
Years active2001 (2001)–2003, 2016
LabelsAlien8 Recordings, FatCat Records, P-Vine Records
Associated actsGodspeed You! Black Emperor, Hiss Tracts, Esmerine, Exhaust
WebsiteSet Fire to Flames
MembersBeckie 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 was a Canadian instrumental music ensemble consisting of thirteen musicians from Montreal, Quebec.[1] The band was often considered a side project of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, as the two groups shared several members.[2]

History[edit]

Set to Flames was initiated by David Bryant. The group released two albums on Alien8 Recordings and FatCat Records, on their own imprint, 130701, which was set up in 2001.[3] The first album, Sings Reign Rebuilder. was released in October that year.[1]

The ensemble's second album, Telegraphs in Negative/Mouths Trapped in Static, followed in 2003.[4] It was recorded in a barn in rural Ontario; the sounds of the creaking doors and other background noises are heard behind the songs.

Both albums contain brooding, eerie music. Many of the tracks are minimalist,[1] filled with ambient noise and various other non-musical sound effects, juxtaposed or combined with instrumental music.[4] Both album cover images display the work of photographer Michael Ackerman.

A third album was recorded in collaboration with the band Jackie-O Motherfucker but never released. In 2009, a composition from the band's first album was included on a compilation album released by 130701.[5] In 2016, a previously unreleased track was issued on 130701's fifteenth-anniversary compilation Eleven Into Fifteen.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c " Set Fire to Flames Sings Reign Rebuilder Review". BBC, Dan Hill, 2002.
  2. ^ "Set Fire To Flames Sings Reign Rebuilder". Exclaim!, By Roman Sokal Nov 01, 2001
  3. ^ "Trackageddon: DiS does Singles is Dead, Insert Coin(s) to Continue". Drowned In Sound, by Sean Adams July 16th, 2015
  4. ^ a b "Hiss Tracts Shortwave Nights". Drowned in Sound, Tristan Bath May 7th, 2014
  5. ^ "Floored Memory...Fading Location". Drowned in Sound, Dom Gourlay March 9th, 2009
  6. ^ "Serendipitous Chance: Resonate Festival Reviewed". The Quietus, Tristan Bath , April 29th, 2015
  7. ^ Sings Reign Rebuilder Review, Pitchfork.com

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