Exit Rumination

by C. Diab

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    Cover art by Simon DeBree.
    Art direction by Siné Buyuka & C. Diab.

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“On this new LP the Canadian trumpeter, tape manipulator and bowed guitarist continues to explore deeply emotional and introspective territory with an epic sweep. C. Diab works with a lush and organic eye for tenderness that goes beyond many of his contemporaries. Excellent release!”
The Quietus, Albums of the Month

“On Exit Rumination, everything Diab has previously achieved is focused and perfected. [It] emerges as ambient music in the best sense…If I walked around with this in my ears, I might con myself into thinking we live in a beautiful world.”
The Wire

Based out of Vancouver, Canadian bowed guitar player and trumpeter C. Diab creates music that conjures the beauty of the landscapes and awe-inspiring wilderness of his childhood home in the Vancouver Island town of Port Hardy.

Having gained critical acclaim with the release of his debut album 'No Perfect Wave' (2016) and his collaborative works with Ian William Craig (FatCat / 130701 Records), C. Diab is pleased to announce the release of his sophomore album 'Exit Rumination', on 30th March via Injazero Records.

'Exit Rumination' is a deeply personal record, and was composed during a particularly challenging time for its creator. Diab says of the process; "it became a deep sonic exorcism which took on its own face during the recording process. The final product can be understood as various stages of a path towards acceptance, and the struggle to maintain sanity in the face of life's most unforgiving themes, love and death."

'Exit Rumination' is packed with the skilful guitar and trumpet playing and tape manipulation that made 'No Perfect Wave' so special but comes from a darker, more devastating place. It is a hypnotic, meditative, mesmerising affair which immerses the listener even deeper in his universe.

Opening with the haunting harmonic guitar pinches of 'The Green Plain Pt.1', 'Exit Rumination' immediately transposes the setting and mood of the record over the listener; before the sombre bowed melody takes hold and swallows the track whole.

On 'Postdrome' there are also forays into more contemporary ambience with C. Diab's virtuosic guitar loops mimicking the sort of synth work that brings to mind Tim Hecker or Richard Skelton alongside mournful troubadour tinged passages of glacial, slow-motion textures; here is the soul-bearing and intimate tenderness portrayed through C. Diab's instrumentation, that temporarily touches on Arthur Russell or Robbie Basho's deep American folk stylings.

2016's 'No Perfect Wave' was released to much critical acclaim, appearing in several end of year lists including Drowned In Sound who acknowledged Craig's presence as "something reflected in the strength of feeling that C. Diab has conjured up."

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released March 30, 2018

Artwork by Simon DeBree. All tracks written by C. Diab. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jesse Creed at CanMarc Studio.

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