March 27, 2004
The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-la-la Band, the prominent Canadian post-rock group will give an only concert in Saint-Petersburg on March 27 in Red Club.
Silver Mt. Zion is a group led by the guitarist Efrim, the founder of another renowned project Godspeed You Black Emperor! together with the other godspeed members Sophie and Thierry. To some extent, Mt. Zion was born out of a desire on the part of the godspeed players to work in a smaller musical ensemble; in effect, to escape some of the constraints that often accompany writing and arranging music democratically with nine musicians. As well, Efrim simply wanted a vehicle to realise some of his own musical ideas that would not necessarily work well within the context of Godspeed You Black Emperor!
A Silver Mt. Zion had their live debut at Musique Fragile on March 6, 1999.
For the band's second and third records, the line-up expanded to six players, including Becky, Ian, and Jessica, and the band re-named as The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-la-la Band.
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