'Light Falls' is the group’s fifth release and follows 2015’s critically-acclaimed Night Of Your Ascension LP (Thrill Jockey) which featured no less than 30 musicians in the musical collective. On Light Falls, Wrekmeister Harmonies’ visionary JR Robinson felt it was time to seek out new creative strategies, focusing his energies on a smaller collective; this new album features Wrekmeister Harmonies’ core members JR Robinson (vocals, guitar) and Esther Shaw (keyboards, piano, violin, vocals) joined by by Godspeed You! Black Emperor musicians Thierry Amar on bass and contrabass; Sophie Trudeau on piano, violin and vocals; and Timothy Herzog on drums. Chicago musicians Ryley Walker and Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas) make guest appearances on the album as well. The resulting output with the new lineup continues to transcend classification and expand their sonic palette on what is Wrekmeister Harmonies’ most focused, compelling and powerful release to date.
1. Light Falls I - The Mantra
2. Light Falls II - The Light Burns Us All
3. Light Falls III - Light Sick
4. The Gathering
5. Where Have You Been My Lovely Son?
6. Some Were Saved Some Drowned
7. My Lovely Son Reprise
November 1 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
November 2 Chicago, IL @ Township
November 4 New York, NY @ Trans-Pecos
November 5 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB