LOCRIAN Complete Recording Of New AlbumTuesday, 22nd July 2014
Experimental, avant-drone artisans LOCRIAN have completed the recording of their latest full-length record and follow-up to 2013’s Return To Annihilation. The exceptionally prolific trio recorded the album earlier this month with producer Greg Norman at Electrical Audio (Pelican, Russian Circles). The as-of-yet titled record will see an early 2015 release via Relapse Records.
The band is currently split between two cities, Baltimore and Chicago, forcing them to collaborate on ideas via e-mail and phone conversations while sharing sound files over the web. These ideas were eventually manifested in the studio and led to what is surely their strongest material to date.
The group elaborated further on the new album: “It will sound like a look back into the abyss. It is darker, more foreboding, epic and cinematic than anything in our catalog. There were a lot of things on our minds at the time. The impossibility of death in the minds of the living. Dark Shales. Aeromancy. The end of all things. The great dying. Attrition. In the Dust of this Planet. Absolute Indifference. The Beauty of Terror. Environmental issues. The dead and dying seas. The KXL pipeline. We were all reading Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Sixth Extinction,” and it became a touchstone for us, impacting the general feel of the record. This record will be a document, we hope you enjoy and relate to it. Thanks to all of you who listen and support.”
See more photos from the studio at this location.