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Montreal artists Isaiah Ceccarelli on percussion, Bernard Falaise on electric guitar and Josh Zubot on violon, impressive textural music from contemplative soundscapes to frantic climaxes.

Subtle Lip Can
Subtle Lip Can

Subtle Lip Can: Subtle Lip Can (Drip Audio)
Label: Drip Audio    
Released in: Canada    

"Subtle Lip Can was formed on a cold Tuesday night during 'Mardi Spaghetti', a Montréal improvisational music series at the venue Le Cagibi. The music created by these three comrades felt so fresh, new and natural that they decided on the spot to continue playing together. The trio consists of Isaiah Ceccarelli (percussion), Bernard Falaise (electric guitar) and Josh Zubot (violon). All three are active members of Montréal's fervent improvisational community. The textures they create are unique, rich and cover a wide dynamic scope, from contemplative soundscapes to frantic climaxes. This is their first album as a trio and was made live in Frédéric Boudreault's studio on Avenue Papineau.

Isaiah Ceccarelli is a drummer, improviser, composer and singer living and working in Montréal. He participates in numerous creative music projects with artists including Michel F. Côté, Pierre-Yves Martel, Lori Freedman, Jean Derome and Philippe Lauzier. Isaiah composes for his own groups (Bréviaire d'épuisements, Lieux-dits, De cælo servare) and for ensembles and musicians such as VivaVoce, Ensemble Kô, Jennifer Thiessen, Charity Chan and the University of Redlands New Music Ensemble (California).

Composer, improviser and guitarist Bernard Falaise has some surprisingly varied musical activities, from pop album production (Marie-Jo Thério, Jorane) to contemporary music composition. This Montrealer is a member of several bands including Klaxon Gueule, Papaboa, Miriodor, Les Projectionnistes and Barnyard Drama. Mr. Falaise's second solo cd, Clic(2007), consists of compositions for a band and won the best new music record Opus award in 2008.

Joshua Zubot grew up in Saskatchewan and at one time worked the music scene in Calgary, AB. He then decided to move to Montréal to complete his BFA in Electroacoustic composition. He has shared the stage with artists such as Jean Derome, Myra Melford, Sam Shalabi, Fred Frith, Martha Wainwright, Lori Freedman and many others. Joshua is one of the founders of Montreal's weekly improvised music series 'Mardi Spaghetti'. "-Drip Audio

"Isaiah Ceccarelli. Born Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada, 1978. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (drum set, percussion).

Isaiah Ceccarelli is a drummer, improviser, and composer based in Montréal. His music has been qualified as "one of the most original approaches to come through our offices in recent times" (Marc Chénard, La Scena Musicale) and he has been described as possessing "a writing style with rare personality in this musical context" (Thierry Lepin, Jazzman Magazine). He participates in numerous creative music projects with Michel F Côté, Pierre-Yves Martel, Lori Freedman, Jean Derome, Bernard Falaise, Joshua Zubot and Philippe Lauzier, amongst others. He plays with Félix Stüssi and Ray Anderson, as well as with the Acadian singer Marie-Jo Thério. Proud ambassador of a new generation of creative musicians in Québec, his collaborations have led him on tour in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Isaiah has composed music for two of his own albums, Bréviaire d'épuisements and Lieux-dits (both on the Ambiances Magnétiques label), and for ensembles and musicians such as Quatuor Bozzini, Ensemble Allogène, the violist Jennifer Thiessen, and Ensemble Kô. He sings with the Schola Saint-Grégoire (Gregorian chant).

A seasoned musician and composer, Isaiah Ceccarelli is, in the words of Charles Collard from La Scena Musicale, "a jewel in the crown of the Montréal scene and his presence is felt on several fronts at the same time."

-ActuelleCD (

"Bernard Falaise. Born Montréal, Québec, 1965. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (guitar).

Bernard Falaise was born in Montréal, where he currently lives. He plays electric guitar, composes and improvises - all with evident joy - for Miriodor, Klaxon Gueule, les Projectionnistes, Diesel and other groups. He has written for the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM), Quartango and the Isis Quartet, and has created music for exhibitions, television, the theatre and dance. Allergic to labels, Falaise explores acid rock, twelve-tone waltzes and industrial tangos with equal enthusiasm."

-ActuelleCD (

"Joshua Zubot is a musician who spent his younger years honing his skills in the West. Gaining ground internationally, Josh toured with the former Barrage group from 1997-2002.

Moving to Montreal in 2003, Josh finished his BFA in Electroacoustic Studies after 4 years. In 2005, he produced his first solo album, Crouched Head, on the Drip Audio Label.

He now freelances full-time as a violinist. Mainly, Josh is a performer/composer fusing many means of styles through his violin. These styles range from somewhere in the middle of jazz, free jazz, avant garde, contemporary classical, folk, improvisational, rock and electronic.

Since then he has developped through the avant-garde scene in Montreal producing his own albums: Subtle Lip Can, Mendham, and Land of Marigold.

Over the last decade, Josh has played with numerous different groups and individuals. Some collaborations were with Chad VanGaalen, Lori Freedman, Patrick Watson, William Parker, Pierre-Yves Martel, Michael Blake, Bernard Falaise, Rainer Wiens, Michel F Coté, Sam Shalabi, Miles Perkin, Myra Melford, Marshall Allen, Fred Frith, Matana Roberts, Jean Derome, Malcom Goldstein, Pierre Tanguay, Martha Wainwright, John Butcher, to name a few.

Josh performed in the Mozg Festival (Poland),International Festival de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Guelph Jazz Festival, X Avant New Music Festival L'Off Festival de Jazz de Montreal, Suoni Per Il Popolo, Sound Travels (Sound Art Festival in Toronto), Guelph Jazz Festival, Osheaga, Pop Montreal, NXNE, as well as numerous festival circuits in Europe."

-Joshua Zubot Website (

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Product Information:

UPC: 875531006469

Label: Drip Audio
Catalog ID: DA00646
Squidco Product Code: 13844

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Canada
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded by Fred Boudreault.


Isaiah Ceccarelli-percussion, piano

Bernard Falaise-guitar

Joshua Zubot-violin, low octave violin

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Track Listing:

1. Chickle That Bottom 3:53

2. Crumple, Power Down 4:23

3. Inside Look 5:42

4. Tid Lac Boam 6:04

5. Suddle Lip Can 9:18

6. Runst From Thag 3:48

7. Crumpled Up Seed 5:35

8. Polloer 4:30