Sings Reign Rebuilder

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Sings Reign Rebuilder
Studio album by Set Fire to Flames
Released 9 October 2001
Recorded 15 Ontario
Genre Post-rock
Experimental music
Length 73:25
Label Alien8 Recordings ALIEN30
FatCat Records
P-Vine Records [1]
Set Fire to Flames chronology
Sings Reign Rebuilder
Telegraphs in Negative/Mouths Trapped in Static
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (9.0/10)[3]
Almost Cool 7.5/10 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[5]

Sings Reign Rebuilder is the debut album of the Canadian band Set Fire to Flames. It was released by Alien8 Recordings, FatCat Records in 2001. An underlying concept in the work is the lyingdyingwonderbody, which consist of spoken word passages dealing with theoretical and political concepts that concern global climate and love.

The album was recorded in a century old house (either named or later dubbed 15 Ontario) apparently bound for destruction. From the liner notes: "your bulldozers and wrecking ball can make match-sticks out of the rickety staircase and crookt/creaking floorboards---but they can't erase the recording that was made here." As such, several sounds usually edited out of the recording process, including creaking floors, paper shuffling and outside noises, were left intact on the final album. The most notable occurrence is that of a police car driving by with its siren blaring at the end of "Love Song for 15 Ontario"; the vehicle was later credited as a guest performer on the song.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "'I Will Be True...' (From Lips of Lying Dying Wonder Body #1)/Reign Rebuilder [Head]" – 2:39
  2. "Vienna Arcweld/Fucked Gamelan/Rigid Tracking" – 13:45
  3. "Steal Compass/Drive North/Disappear" – 6:12
  4. "Wild Dogs of the Thunderbolt/'They Cannot Lock Me Up... I Am Eternally Free...' (From Lips of Lying Dying Wonder Body #2)" – 4:54
  5. "Omaha" – 6:16
  6. "There Is No Dance in Frequency and Balance" – 4:16
  7. "Côte d'Abrahams Roomtone/'What's Going On?...' (From Lips of Lying Dying Wonder Body #3)" – 4:35
  8. "Love Song for 15 Ontario (w/ Singing Police Car)" – 3:19
  9. "Injur: Gutted Two-Track" – 2:49
  10. "When I First Get to Phoenix" – 3:12
  11. "Shit-Heap-Gloria of the New Town Planning..." – 10:50
  12. "Jesus/Pop" – 1:42
  13. "Esquimalt Harbour" – 2:16
  14. "Two Tears in a Bucket" – 3:43
  15. "Fading Lights Are Fading.../Reign Rebuilder [Tail Out]" – 2:51



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