old growth

by year of glad

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"The tape flits between trippy instrumental rock ambience, and stomping echo chamber indie songwriting, but the entire thing is so wrapped up in blurry soaring post-production, it mostly doesn't quite sound like anything else - and at its best the results are actually… awe-inspiring. Keep an eye on these guys." - The Quietus

"a huge sound...ethereal cacophony" - Under The Radar


released 16 April 2014


year of glad is a.p. bergeron and friends

nick laugher - drums, electronics
andre bendahan - bass on tracks 1 and 3
patrick cruvellier - violin on track 3
james goddard - saxophone on track 1
aaron johnstone - guitar on tracks 1,3,4 and 6

produced by year of glad

additional engineering by edan scime stokell and brian chan

mastered by paul edwards (www.pauledwards.ca)

artwork provided by andrew rhodenizer, nicolas bergeron, benjamin allain, deborah hemming, bryson chisholm



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year of glad Montréal, Québec


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Track Name: deth
him why him why him lord kiss thy closed eyelid toast thy health place thy bones upon my shelf I am overstated I am undertaking if I’m not mistaken I can kill and I’ve been waiting I’ve waited these seven years to see that loathsome fate alleviated like I feared
Track Name: old growth
honey honey bee bring forth all miracles as far as the eye can see blimey well I’ll be damned for all the spirit holes that I left in the old gum tree you friend of the centipede
Track Name: blythe
in my gut something squirming eyes fused shut every morning I do not need a reason the killing moon will scorn the season by and by less in touch more endearing shutters shut light still searing I do not need an answer until the moon is at home in cancer to lake ivanhoe never been it’s nice I’ve been told to diana’s grove quite a sight therein is where it grows come in you’d say coming you’d say
Track Name: swim
the boys and I got to thinking there’s never been a better time to swim against the bitter tide sweet baby and obey my every whim the light that I’ve been under lately is nothing I’d describe as dim the world could be an oyster baby if you could only swim now hear our motto there’s no tomorrow you know there’s only what the holy days provide we go to such lengths to keep the soul inside we can stay here for awhile but if only just to see you smile it all went up in smoke and fire and burned away eternally the world could be oyster baby if you could only..