Constellation Records have rejigged their website a bit, and have now made available download samples for a few of their forthcoming releases.
What is it with Constellation and singers? Virtually every one they have are majorly idiosyncratic in their style. Some I like a lot – Carla Bozulich’s possessed rawness, Vic Chesnutt’s slightly hicky drawl, Efrim Menuck’s cracked tenor-cum-falsetto and Stuart Staples’ grumpy mumble. But some are really hard work. The singer of new signings the Dead Science sounds like Antony Hegarty sitting on a vibrator! And in the past there’s been the likes of Frankie Sparo who couldn’t hit a note if you gave him a week to find it.