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C'est Mortel

by C'est Mortel

Part post-rock, part prog-rock, C'est Mortel performs 30-40 minute instrumental compositions complete with multiple suites and dymanic theme changes.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Your Misfortune Is Our Mirth (Part 1)
9:37 album only
2. Your Misfortune Is Our Mirth (Part 2)
13:44 album only
3. Your Misfortune Is Our Mirth (Part 3)
8:57 album only
4. Magnum Opus (Part 1)
13:40 album only
5. Magnum Opus (Part 2)
6:14 album only
6. Magnum Opus (Part 3)
8:33 album only
7. Magnum Opus (Part 4)
11:00 album only


Album Notes
Seems like every musician in Athens is in multiple bands, so why should Jet by Day be any different? Jet by Day mainstays Tom Naumann and Mason Brown get their jones to "do something different" by moonlighting in C'est Mortel, a post-rock/prog-rock project that also includes Athens area musicians Devin Brown, Brett Griffin, and David Specht.

Formed in 2000, C'est Mortel composes and perform epic compositions which render obsolete the context in which others use the term. C'est Mortel's M.O. is to write 30-40 minute mostly-instrumental compositions, which are made up of multiple suites or theme changes that are simultaneously part-Slint and part-Kyuss, Each "song" is labeled as a "set" by the band, which is an indicator that the "sets" are really meant to be heard and performed live.

C'est Mortel's live show typically consists of one of their sets, performed in its entirety. Since the band has a number of sets on tap, fans are often treated to an entire show they've never heard before.

C'est Mortel's debut release features two of their sets, the 32-minute "Your Misfortune Is Our Mirth" and the 39-minute "Magnum Opus." Both tracks exhibit C'est Mortel's trademark of long instruments with unique themes within the set. Each set is meant to be listened to in its entirety; however, C'est Mortel accommodates our remote control society by subdividing each set into tracks to mark identifiable beginnings and ends of themes.

C'est Mortel was recorded by Matt Goldman at Glow in the Dark Studios in Atlanta, and was released by Two Sheds in September 2002.



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simply astounding
The samples hooked me and wouldn't let go. I needed to hear more ! And was I thoroughly impressed to say the least. This album is addicting all the way through, and that is how it was meant to be listened to. Plus, it was all done in one take; simply incredible. This is for all you people who are on the fence about which post-rock band to start with. They will keep you interested guarenteed.

Chase Bradburn

A crazy mesh of prog and experimental post rock
This album, split in half, is a perfect mesh of prog and post rock. Divided into movements like prog, halfway through at Magum Opus it totally shifts and plays out one of the most beautiful build up post rock songs I've ever heard. A deep listen is required, for what sounds like a blotch of spiratic resonance actually knows itself to be very controlled. A great album, definately worth it's asking price.