Fly Pan Am at Acud / Monday, 18.05.2020
Following the release of their impecable new record C’est Ca on Constellation last year, Fly Pan Am come to Berlin for a special live show in May.
Fly Pan Am is the legendary Montréal avant-rock quartet formed in 1996 by Godspeed You Black Emperor! guitarist Roger Tellier-Graig (guitars, tapes, electronics, vocals), Jonathan Parant (guitars, tapes, electronics, vocals), J.S. Truchy (bass, tapes, electronics, vocals) and Félix Morel (drums, tapes). Eric Gingras (guitars, organs, percussion) joined the group in 2002. The band played their earliest shows with many of the city’s emerging instrumental and experimental rock groups (including Exhaust, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and The Shalabi Effect) in various alternate venues and extra-official warehouses during the late ’90s.
The band’s first release was a split 7″ with Godspeed, issued by local zine aMAZEzine in 1998. They began recording their first full-length later that year, released as a self-titled CD and 2xLP by Constellation in 1999. „The 13-minute ‚L’Espace Au Sol Est Redessine‘ Par Des Immenses Panneaux Bleus and the 18-minute ‚Dans Ses Cheveux‘ upgrade the canon of post-rock with a new vision of hypnotic/fluctuating music.“ (Scaruffi)
Constelletion released all their following works: Sédatif en fréquences et sillons EP (2000), Ceux qui inventent n’ont jamais vecu (2002), and N’écoutez pas (2004). The band’s unique and heady collision of motorik repetition, shoegaze maximalism, punk skronk, tape- and electronic-based interventions and audio sabotage, garnered them a cult following among fans of audaciously deconstructed post-rock.
Fly Pan Am LIVE
Monday, 18th May 2020 | 20:00 CET
ACUD | Veteranenstraße 21 | 10119
Photo courtesy of Constellation Records