"Lately, independently produced compilations are sprouting up like weeds across Canada, with the intent to assist in the launch of upstart labels and to help provide exposure for new bands. Few collections, however, have a focus that aspires beyond awareness-raising and into the realm of art like Irrevocable UPGRADE ...this collection makes a clear statement of intent to present exploratory, unconstrained music."
- Ian Danzig, EXCLAIM
Here is a collection of works by pioneers in musical spaces of distinct natures, each a "Polaroid" of motion re-presenting a disruptive possibility, a dense alternative reality. Curated by Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Constant Change presents the best of Toronto's musical underground 1995 including such artist as Andrew Whiteman who later wen ton to join Broken Social Scene, and Ritesh Das who runs the world-famous Toronto Tabla Ensemble. This unique album truly captures the vital spirit of the city shortly before it exploded onto the world scene.
"This is music for art's sake, fearlessly plundering your well-worn notions of melody. From lush, haunting vocal spirituals (darinka blagaj) to in-your-face lo-fi electronic gadgetry (Philter), these artists offer up a looking glass view of late 20th-century cosmopolite. The disc is a melange of traditional and non-traditional sounds, providing a sort of Internet tour of the audio arts. Still, despite the obvious disparity in styles, the groups come together in a charming co-op setting. Imagine yourself at the hippest cocktail party of all time. Whether you want to sit everyone in a communal circle or spend a few moments with each individually is up to you. Both will leave your ears satisfied." - Kevin Press, Impact