THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Population II are a young trio of musicians blending rock ’n’ roll, free jazz and linear rhythms to create a rich nuanced universe. The Montreal band’s pieces are often a mixture of multiple improvised ideas under the influence of spontaneity. They do what they do.
Says John Dwyer (The Oh Sees frontman and co-owner of the label that issued this album:
“Blazing through the stratosphere
Boiling up from beneath the sea
Hanging in the air like smoke
These elemental tunes drift and fluctuate, at one with the air, over extreme heat
Population II has beamed out of Quebec with a mind melting debut of hard psych freckled with punk sentiment
Both old school and timeless
These young humans rip
They are impressive in their live actions and this album captures this raw energy on wax
Produced by Manu from the great band Chocolat
A very high bar has been set, indeed.
Fluid, tough, and over-saturated this album is bound to please fans of the label and newcomers alike reminiscent of Amon Duul, early Pink Floyd, Kollektiv, Laurence Vanay, Les Olivensteins, early Kraftwerk, even a touch of The Kinks.”