Sofa
Source Crossfire
Constellation
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2021
2LP (ltd.)
30.99
CSTLP157 / Includes Download Code
180gr vinyl, gatefold sleeve, printed inners sleeves, 2 12"x24" posters
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Ch2Chi
2Stress
3Comma
4The Fence
5Monotone
680000
7Current
8Travel
9Medicine Hat
10Arclight
11City Of Laughter
12Just A Walk
13Regret
14Radio One
15So Around
16String Of Lights

This compilation includes a reimagined version of Sofa's 1997's studio album "Grey" (newly sequenced to create distinct loud/fast and soft/slow vinyl sides on Disc 1). While LP2 comes wirth a selections of songs taken from two prior self-released cassettes.

A searing, brooding collection documenting the recorded output of one of Montreal's most shadowy, notorious, captivating underground art-rock ensembles of the mid-90s (and the first band to be released on renowned indie label Constellation). In the words of one music writer of the era: "Like Slint and Big Black meeting for a Joy Division reunion." Charting Sofa's febrile evolution through the sonic palettes of North American post-hardcore and slowcore admixed with early UK post-punk, goth and dark lounge, Source Crossfire rounds up the quartet's 1997 album Grey (originally released on CD only) along with selections from two prior self-released cassettes. Record #1 reimagines Grey, newly sequenced to create distinct loud/fast and soft/slow vinyl sides. Record #2 mirrors this, with four tracks of intense pitch-black material on Side One and three early examples of Sofa's sombre balladry on Side Two, culled from the band's 1995 cassette material. Source Crossfire aptly names the unique mix of genres and influences distilled in Sofa's cauldron - a treat for fans from the era and for anyone interested in the fertile crosscurrents of UK + US post-punk, post-hardcore, slowcore, goth and art rock that spawned such a diverse slate of unsung bands with distinct energies, personalities, and hybrid sonic identities across so many local scenes in the 1990s.

Newly remastered!