Sick Boss
Sick Boss
Ron Samworth
Dogs Do Dream
Peregrine Falls
Peregrine Falls
Film in Music
Tell Tale
Fond of Tigers
Tony Wilson 6Tet
A Day's Life
Subtle Lip Can
Reflective Drime
The Peggy Lee Band
Ratchet Orchestra
Dixie's Death Pool
The Man With Flowering Hands
Aeroplane Trio
Naranja Ha
Subtle Lip Can
Subtle Lip Can
Gord Grdina Trio w/ Mats Gustafsson
Barrel Fire
Fond of Tigers
Continent & Western
Creesus Crisis
A Vacant Lot
Tommy Babin's Benzene
Your Body Is Your Prison
The Tony Wilson Sextet
The People Look Like Flowers At Last
Viviane Houle
Escape Through The Trees
The Perilous Beauty of Madness
Jim McAuley
The Ultimate Frog
The Peggy Lee Band
New Code
Butcher/Müller/van der Schyff
Way Out Northwest
Fond Of Tigers
Release the Saviours
The Furniture Moves Underneath
Tony Wilson 6tet
Pearls Before Swine
Escondido Dreams
ZMF Trio
Circle The Path
Francois Houle
Jesse Zubot
Fond Of Tigers
A Thing To Live With
Dark Blue World
Tony Wilson
Horse's Dream
Crouched Head
Crouched Head
The Winks/Tights
Split CD

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Subtle Lip Can
Subtle Lip Can

1. Chickle That Bottom
2. Crumple, Power Down
3. Inside Look (listen!)
4. Tid Lac Boam
5. Suddle Lip Can
6. Runst From Thag (listen!)
7. Crumpled Up Seed
8. Polloer

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Subtle Lip Can was formed on a cold Tuesday night during ‘Mardi Spaghetti’, a Montréal improvisational music series at the venue Le Cagibi. The music created by these three comrades felt so fresh, new and natural that they decided on the spot to continue playing together. The trio consists of Isaiah Ceccarelli (percussion), Bernard Falaise (electric guitar) and Josh Zubot (violin). All three are active members of Montréal’s fervent improvisational community. The textures they create are unique, rich and cover a wide dynamic scope, from contemplative soundscapes to frantic climaxes. This is their first album as a trio and was made live in Frédéric Boudreault's studio on Avenue Papineau.

Isaiah Ceccarelli is a drummer, improviser, composer and singer living and working in Montréal. He participates in numerous creative music projects with artists including Michel F. Côté, Pierre-Yves Martel, Lori Freedman, Jean Derome and Philippe Lauzier. Isaiah composes for his own groups (Bréviaire d’épuisements, Lieux-dits, De cælo servare) and for ensembles and musicians such as VivaVoce, Ensemble Kô, Jennifer Thiessen, Charity Chan and the University of Redlands New Music Ensemble (California).

Composer, improviser and guitarist Bernard Falaise has some surprisingly varied musical activities, from pop album production (Marie-Jo Thério, Jorane) to contemporary music composition. This Montrealer is a member of several bands including Klaxon Gueule, Papaboa, Miriodor, Les Projectionnistes and Barnyard Drama. Mr. Falaise's second solo cd, Clic(2007), consists of compositions for a band and won the best new music record Opus award in 2008.

Joshua Zubot
grew up in Saskatchewan and at one time worked the music scene in Calgary, AB. He then decided to move to Montréal to complete his BFA in Electroacoustic composition. He has shared the stage with artists such as Jean Derome, Myra Melford, Sam Shalabi, Fred Frith, Martha Wainwright, Lori Freedman and many others. Joshua is one of the founders of Montreal's weekly improvised music series 'Mardi Spaghetti'.


"The band’s invented a tonal vocabulary all its own; a language crimped, parched and folded; a sound that communicates a different kind of communion. Absolutely, most definitely essential listening." - Forest Gospel

"...the sheer amount of creativity and musicality seem to bounce unrelentingly from the speakers..." - Beat Route

"The sheer distinctiveness of this trio's sound is a blessing: music this engaging and unique is a rare gift." - Exclaim!

" is the musicians' ability to maneuver as an ensemble - the sudden, breathtaking changes from breakneck flourishes and jarring textures to seductive reverberations that shimmer and disappear - that ultimately make this album so captivating." - Signal To Noise

"...languid microtonal free improvising." - Monsieur Délire

"Subtle Lip Can’s debut is a fleshy menace of sound; sound abounding in subtlety and carnage; sound with lungs and a heart. Simply put: it’s an album you can’t afford to miss. - Foxy Digitalis

"...a heavily reverberated sound-walk through a dangerous junkyard raining scrap metal. A primo storm of improvised noise." (9 out of 10!) - Montreal Mirror

"...a largely quiet but peculiarly invasive soundworld suggesting a musical attempt to explore the inner workings of disgust." - Paris Transatlantic Magazine

"It’s cutting edge stuff at it’s best, ...beautiful, moody, dramatic, and a thoroughly enjoyable listen." - Left Hip Magazine

" of my favourite releases of this year and, coupled with the recent Pink Saliva release, the sounds have me convinced that there’s something in the water in Montreal." - Spontaneous Combustion

"...consistently mesmerizing." - Bruce Lee Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery)

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Joshua Zubot
Bernard Falaise
Isaiah Ceccarelli

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