Album: If Only a Sweet Surrender to the Nights to Come Be True
Genre: chamber music, post-rock
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Esmerine is an experimental group started in 2003 by Bruce Cawdron and Beckie Foon, who have contributed to other Montreal-based bands as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Set Fire to Flames, and A Silver Mt. Zion.
Esmerine’s music consists mainly of percussion, cello, and marimba, lacking the guitars present in other Godspeed side-projects. Esmerine’s style shares many characteristics with minimalist classical music, and chamber music.
For their first release, Esmerine takes the guitars out of the equation, and is based almost entirely around drums, melodic percussion and cello. Efrim, Theirry, Catherine and Chloe contribute harmonium, double and electric bass, sackbut, and violin.
1 Red fire farm 4:33
2 There were no footprints in the dust behind them... 12:20
3 Nohna's Lullaby 5:34
4 Where there is no love there is no justice 5:52
5 Tungsten 5:30
6 Sweet surrender be true 7:45
7 Luna park 1:25
8 The marvellous engines of resistance 7:01