A Boat Upon Its Blood
LP/CD/DL Constellation Records CST119
Release date: September 30
Music written for amplified heart and breath
All compositions by Jason Sharp
Jason Sharp: Amplified heart, feedback, synthesizers, bass saxophone
Joe Grass: Pedal steel guitar
Joshua Zubot: Violin
Architek Percussion (Ben Duinker, Mark Morton, Ben Reimer, Alessandro Valiante): Microphone & mini amp (track 4)
Jesse Zubot: Drum machine, synthesizer (tracks 4, 7)
Recorded by Thierry Amar at Hotel2Tango in Montreal
Edited, mixed and mastered by Jesse Zubot
Artwork by Kevin Lo
Music inspired by and song titles derived from « The Heart » by Robert Creeley.
Jason Sharp has been a fixture of Montréal’s experimental/improv scene for many years, chiefly as a saxophonist exploring drone and durational music, while also collaborating in a wide variety of jazz, avant and contemporary music ensembles – he has several prior links to Constellation, notably as part of Sam Shalabi’s Land Of Kush orchestra and Matana Roberts’ Coin Coin Chapter One band, and as a session player on Thee Silver Mt Zion’s 2010 album Kollaps Tradixionales.