File Under New Music: Hylozoists

The HylozoistsLa Fin Du Monde

I’m really enjoying this new album by The Hylozoists, (a Canadian supergroup not yet mentioned by Brooklyn Vegan, I might add), according to their MySpace page, they are not coming coming to New York in the immediate future, but as we know around here, that can always change. The album drops in the US on July 11 and June 20 in Canada. Pick it up, if you have the chance.

Bio From MySpace:

The instrumental music of The Hylozoists lends itself well to lofty analogies. One listener might liken it to a soundtrack in search of an arthouse film. Another might find it ideal accompaniment for a macabre carnival carousel. Such comparisons could even coalesce. For example: If Fellini and Leone had started a circus, their organ grinders would’ve churned out music akin to that found on La Fin Du Monde — The Hylozoists’ sophomore album.

To realize his expansive musical vision, mastermind Aucoin (vibraphone, glockenspiel, drums) calls upon a rotating cast of exemplary players that includes Patrick Conan (ex-Tricky Woo: vibraphone, glockenspiel, drums), Jason Ball (Hopeful Monster: organist, vocals), Jason Tait (The Weakerthans, FemBots: vibraphone, glockenspiel), Paul Lowman (Cuff the Duke: bass), Wayne Petti (Cuff the Duke: piano, vocals), Jeremy Strachan (Sea Snakes: guitar), Matthew Faris (Cuff the Duke: drums), Julie Penner (Broken Social Scene/FemBots: violin), Dale Murray (Cuff the Duke: pedal steel, guitar) and Monica Guenter (Christine Fellows: viola).