You Stood Up For Victory, We Stood Up For Less sees A-Sun Amissa moving in a more dense direction, the drones are heavier, the sound thicker and with the added bass-clarinet of Gareth Davis there a new slightly darker jazz element now to the music.
Release date: March 2013
Catalogue #: GZH44 / GZH75DP
Formats: LP / CD / Digital
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The two tracks were conceived initially as two drone guitar pieces, following that, work was done on the composition and atmosphere of the tracks adding the bass-clarinet, viola, vocals, field recordings and piano. The finished works produce an unsettling but hypnotic listen with melodies moving in and out of the mix throughout these two pieces.
“the band’s best work to date, the final four minutes its best segment. It’s post-rock, it’s jazz, it’s modern composition; it’s the gnarled mirror image of the band’s previous work, a bold experiment that few would attempt. We admire A-Sun Amissa for choosing the road less traveled” A Closer Listen
“In a style comparable to the grandaddy of post-rock, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, but with an ambient twist of sonic atmospheres and jazz inflections, A-Sun Amissa explores the progressive world of drones and instrumental intricacy. You Stood Up For Victory, We Stood Up For Less is a soundscape that comes alive in colour and feeling of emotion. It moves through dynamic lows and highs, explores the intensity of sound, and is a stunning creation of musical intimacy." Echoes & Dust
Vinyl First Pressing:
300 - 180g Vinyl
CD First Pressing:
175 - CD - Silkscreened sleeve, part of Gizeh's Dark Peak series
CD Second Pressing:
200 - CD - Silkscreened sleeve by Death Rattle Press
Richard Knox - guitars/field recordings
Angela Chan - viola/vocals/piano
Gareth Davis - bass-clarinet
Owen Pegg - guitars
Mastered by James Plotkin
Photography / Layout by Frédéric D. Oberland & Richard Knox