Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra — poster:
I was 15-years-old when I first heard a song by Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band. It was 13 minutes long; an empty and raw, then flourishing and powerfully emotive ballad called “BlindBlindBlind”. For some reason, this song touched me in a way that other music had not (my attention span at 15 had not allowed for the consumption of things that take time—it's a miracle that the full song somehow reached my ears). The song stuck with me ever since, and my respect and admiration for the musicians in Mt. Zion (and their primary project, the Polaris Prize-winning Godspeed You! Black Emperor) has grown in direct relation to my attention span.
We want punks in the palace
'Cause punks got the loveliest dreams
Self-described 'punk' musicians, I attribute their use of the word 'punk' to express the idea of using the symbols and tools found in your surroundings as fuel for your creations: Mt. Zion's lyrics question our social norms, our government and economy, and our habits as a society.
And the light of our striving still shines!
Blind! Blind! Blind!
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra — affiche :
Thee Silver Mount Zion, un groupe canadien de punk/post-rock est venu performer à l’Auberge le Mouton Noir. Pour cet évènement, nous avons conçu une affiche à partir d’un journal trouvé dans le cartier chinois. Nous l’avons scanné et manipulé numériquement. Les espaces publicitaires ont été remplacés par les détails du concert.