Album Rating: 4.5
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One thing you might not know. The titles of the two drone tracks, "Their Helicopter’s Sing" and
"Strung Like Lights At Thee Printemps Erable" appear to me as references to a major social struggle
we had here in Québec (Canada) this years against the rise of tuition fees. The helicopters were
singing every night at Montréal for a full 3-months to follow manifestation during the night, and
this whole period is now know as the "printemps érable".
Even though Mladic and We Drift Like Worried Fire were not composed this year, the whole album seems
to me as the perfect soundtrack of this special period, where "through the chaos, the dazzling can
After seven months of struggle, the students were victorious. The end of an era. The beginning of a
Here's a video of what I'm talking about, with the music of "East Hastings".
Oh, and the banging pots at the end of Mladic is also a direct refecence of the manifestation.
Album Rating: 4.0
yeah I had heard of that but I didn't realise the songs referred to it. Did wonder what the "printemps erable" referred to.
We had a similar situation in the UK but the students lost. Quebec seems really interesting though. If I can, I want to do part of my degree abroad in Montreal, and maybe even consider moving there in the future.