How Comes The Constellations Shine is a post-rock project from Portugal with ambient and modern classical references. Belongs To Mafra, the 38th release of Fluttery Records is a sorrowful peace with trembling guitars, pianos and glitchy tapes.
This time How Comes The Constellations Shine comes as a solo act. Originally called Purfect, How Comes The Constellations Shine was formed in Lisbon, Portugal in 2005. Constellations was founded by guitarist Gonçalo Pereira. Working by himself, he completed most of the Constellations future songs. By late 2005 Pereira began the search for band members. The first to join was fellow drummer and long time friend André Abreu. Soon afterwards the two musicians linked up with bassist Nuno Mendonça and guitarist Tito Silva. In 2007 the band announced the departure of Mendonça in January. In 2008 Nuno Fragoso was recruited for Mub Festival concert and stays in the band. The group disbanded in early 2010.
Currently How Comes The Constellations Shine returned to the original form just with Gonçalo Pereira. He also has releases on Fluttery Records under the monniker Diamond Gloss. Diamond Gloss’ debut album Bears received great reviews all around the world.
Belongs To Mafra brings some changes to How Comes The Constellations Shine’s sound. While song structures on this album are the same as the ones that can be found on previous works, the sound has been toned down a little bit, and the piano takes further action on the whole album, allowing the guitars to work like strings ensemble.