The album is the second installment of a two-album project from the Montréal band. Following a six-year absence, the band made their return to the UK earlier in 2017, with the much-applauded release of Times Infinity Volume One and a run of sold-out UK & Euro live shows (the band’s first since 2011), including London Village Underground.
Volume Two sees the completion of a body of work which founding members Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak recorded over a two year period between Toronto’s Revolution Recording and Montréal’s Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango. Speaking about the process, Lightburn says of the final mix sessions for Volume Two: “At the hotel2tango, it had been a 20 hour day. I worked deliriously towards finishing Volume Two. In part it was because I knew precisely how it was all supposed to fit together but mostly because there was another band's session coming within just hours. It really recalled those overnight mixing sessions for No Cities Left, complete with a fresh-faced Howard (studio co-owner Bilerman) arriving in the morning, coffee in hand, asking, 'how did it go?' I still don't really know. But I did my best.” Both Lightburn and Yanchak identify Volume Two - a record driven by an unmistakeable sense of unease - as the comparatively darker component of the Times Infinity series.
released July 14, 2017
Written and performed by:
Roberto Arquilla - Bass guitar
Patrick Krief - Guitar, etc
Murray A. Lightburn - Voice, guitar, etc
Jeff Luciani - Drums
Natalia Yanchak - Voice, keyboard
Recorded Summer 2014 at Revolution Recording w/ Dave Schiffman assisted by Stephen Koszler
Mastering: João Carvalho Mastering w/ João Carvalho assited by Bryan Lowe & Sage Kim
“At Your Leisure” feels less like a definitive statement than a question in process of being asked, one with an answer worth pursuing just as it says on the cover. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jul 27, 2018