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EFRIM MANUEL MENUCK SHARES NEW TRACK “BABY IT HAS TO FALL”

October 12, 2020

EFRIM MANUEL MENUCK SHARES NEW TRACK “BABY IT HAS TO FALL”,PART OF THE ONGOING CONSTELLATION RECORDS CORONA BOREALIS SERIES

The 16-minute drone-punk opus from the co-founder of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion is the second entry in Constellation’s Corona Borealis Longplay Singles series “BABY IT HAS TO FALL” is exclusive to Bandcamp and PWYC during the first week of release.

With an accompanying video by Menuck and Michele Fiedler Fuentes. As one of the prime movers behind Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion over the past 25 years, Efrim Manuel Menuck needs no introduction. His solo work in recent years has also been rightly acclaimed, with Menuck diving headlong into blown-out electronics to forge new soundworlds around his piercing lyrics and anguished, yearning voice

. His 2019 duo album with Kevin Doria is “practically blinding in its radiance” (Pitchfork) and “some of Menuck’s most vital music – an entreaty to the oppressor’s humanity that swings like a pendulum between dread and rapture” (The Wire).

Operating outside expected genre, and largely outside the music industry altogether, Menuck is one of our generation’s most unwavering and poetic anarcho-punk iconoclasts. “BABY IT HAS TO FALL” features some of Menuck’s most desperate and declarative writing: words of anger, disgust, despair and hope amidst the churn of three oscillators and a broken parlour organ.

Efrim Manuel Menuck | "BABY IT HAS TO FALL" from Constellation Records on Vimeo.

THE CORONA BOREALIS SERIES

These longform singles will drop weekly in Autumn 2020 and Winter 2021 and will be PWYC (no minimum) during the first 48 hours of release. Each artist’s Constellation digital discography will also be specially-priced on Bandcamp during the week of their single releases. The label simply wishes to enable and encourage ongoing discovery, means-based value, and low-carbon-impact support for active artists in their immediate label community – particularly during these trying times, and in lieu of their usual album-oriented release schedule which resumes in Spring 2021.

Autumn 2020 release schedule
01 Oct  Markus Floats
08 Oct  Efrim Manuel Menuck
15 Oct  Jessica Moss
22 Oct  Jason Sharp
29 Oct  T. Gowdy
05 Nov  Fly Pan Am
12 Nov  JOYFULTALK
19 Nov  Joni Void + N NAO

Winter 2021 release schedule
(track order subject to change)
15 Jan  T. Griffin
22 Jan  Eric Chenaux
29 Jan  Deadbeat & Martin Bakero
05 Feb  Automatisme
12 Feb  Light Conductor
19 Feb  Off World
26 Feb  Sam Shalabi
05 Mar  Jerusalem In My Heart 

www.cstrecords.com

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