Constellation Records Readies "Corona Borealis" Singles Series

Efrim Manuel Menuck, Fly Pan Am, JOYFULTALK, Markus Floats, Off World and more contribute

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Oct 1, 2020

Montreal's Constellation Records has collected extended and previously unreleased tracks from its artists for a new singles series.

The label's "Corona Borealis Longplay Singles Series" will feature tracks commissioned from the following 16 label-affiliated artists (in current order of release): Markus FloatsEfrim Manuel Menuck, Jessica Moss, Jason Sharp, T. Gowdy, Fly Pan Am, JOYFULTALK, Joni Void & N NAO, T. Griffin, Eric ChenauxDeadbeat & Martin Bakero, AutomatismeLight Conductor, Off WorldSam Shalabi and Jerusalem in My Heart.

Each track will be PWYC (no minimum) for the first 48 hours of release and will arrive accompanied by an experimental video. Artists involved with the series receive an honorarium along with 100 percent of all Bandcamp revenue over the lifetime of the singles, while their respective digital discographies will also be specially priced on Bandcamp during the week their single releases.

Following the arrival of his Third Album through the label earlier this year, Markus Floats is first up with "Karl Marx. Capital Volume 1. Chapter 33: The Modern Theory of Colonisation [Abridged]," with an accompanying lyric video created by Fiver's Simone Schmidt.

"In my live performances I use pre-recorded texts in lieu of lyrics," Markus Floats said of his literally-titled contribution. "My objective in using these texts is to spark an interest in the listener. I want you to have questions about what you've heard and I want you to seek out more information. At the very least, I want some of those words to find their way into your subconscious to resurface years from now as a random thought on a lazy morning. All this to say, I hope this song makes you want to read Marx."

Find the complete "Corona Borealis" release schedule below.

Fall 2020:

10/01 - Markus Floats
10/08 - Efrim Manuel Menuck
10/15 - Jessica Moss
10/22 - Jason Sharp
10/29 - T. Gowdy
11/05 - Fly Pan Am
11/19 - Joni Void + N NAO

Winter 2021 (track order subject to change):

01/15 - T. Griffin
01/22 - Eric Chenaux
01/29 - Deadbeat & Martin Bakero
02/05 - Automatisme
02/12 - Light Conductor
02/19 - Off World
02/26 - Sam Shalabi
03/05 - Jerusalem In My Heart

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