Exclaim! Premiere (full album stream) here:
Concrescence is the fourth album by Edmonton-based experimental trio Pigeon Breeders. This will be their first cassette. While previous releases have been formed through the parring down of one or two nights' worth of improvisations, this is the first to compile various material over a two year period. The recording captures the band playing in a variety of local spaces (including the old Mile Zero Dance Studio above The Artery); the resulting sonic gallery is their most challenging to date, and the most accurate in its presentation of the group's scope: introspective ambience, tense and spastic electroacoustic interplay, scrappy free jazz, apocalyptic free-form drone rock, and beyond… complete and blissful abandon into sound. Pick yr poison, light some incense, turn off the lights.
PRAISE for PIGEON BREEDERS and "CONCRESCENCE":
"If you'd like to give your sunny summer a spooky soundtrack, then we've got just the thing for you."
- Exclaim! Magazine
"Their walls of sound will overwhelm your consciousness and induce an introspective and illuminating listening experience."
- Sled Island
"… a vast emotion-evoking soundscape chock-full of noise and varied musical elements."
- Jenna Lee Williams, BeatRoute Magazine
"Pigeon Breeders’ music is emotional. It ebbs, flows and sweeps up a listener, a sonic canvas evoking powerful feelings."
- Jordyn Marcellus, Vue Weekly
"One of the more meditative crown-jewels of Edmonton’s experimental/free-improv scene."
- David Ferris, Weird Canada
"Edmonton’s kings of drift, this trio has honed in on a compelling mixture of liberally-effected guitars, assorted amplified junk and household objects, and electronics."
- Chris Dadge (Bug Incision, Lab Coast)
"Gently unsettling washes of sound... like a colour-field painting … As group improvisation this music is clearly the product of some very close listening and mutual regard. Intelligent, beautiful sonic art."
- Oliver Arditi
"… undeniably one of the most unique and distinctive experimental artists that I can think of"
- Riot In My Brain