Set Fire To Flames ‘Sings Reign Rebuilder: 20th Anniversary Edition' 2xLP
Pre-order. Due 14th October.
Unavailable on vinyl for over 20 years, ‘Sings Reign Rebuilder’ was the stunning 2001 debut LP from Set Fire To Flames - a sprawling, adventurous 13-piece Montreal collective, including seven members of Godspeed you black emperor! plus others from bands like A Silver Mt Zion, Fly Pan Am, etc.
The sole reason FatCat’s 130701 imprint was founded, the LP remains an incredible and unique document. Recorded over a five-day period in a rickety old house in a communal atmosphere of long-duration improvised creative activity, operating on no sleep / confinement / intoxication, it was brilliantly edited to mix post-rock guitar-scapes; extended passages of scratchy, freeform improv and concrete clatterings; atmospheric location recordings; stirring, chamber string arrangements; deep/sparse drones; and Kraut-like, heavily rhythmic workouts.
Described on its release by TimeOut as “one of the most broodingly beautiful, dramatically emotional, hauntingly evocative albums likely to ever scrape at your soul... This record will kill you”; and by Pitchfork as “a gripping testament to the power of emotional expression in music... a marvelously inventive and powerful album.”
Perhaps the most dynamic and adventurous record to come out of the early 2000s Montreal scene around Godspeed you black emperor!.
Long-awaited first ever reissue of a classic album, which sold out of its original (only) pressing within weeks of its release on 15th October 2001 and has been unavailable since.
Remastered at Dubplates & Mastering and issued in a heavyweight black vinyl double LP edition, including lavish gatefold packaging, 20th Anniversary-branded OBI strip and original 24-page 7” x 7” booklet with full colour print and eight tracing-paper pages plus full digital download coupon.
Catalogue number: LP13XX01