Chicago/Baltimore based avant black/industrial experimental trio LOCRIAN have issued “An Index Of Air,” the first single from their upcoming Infinite Dissolution LP.
After nearly two-dozen releases in a decade, Infinite Dissolution will mark LOCRIAN‘s second album for the diverse Relapse roster as it hits the streets in late July, when the band celebrates its tenth anniversary. One of the most determined tracks on Infinite Dissolution, the nearly eight-minute-long “An Index Of Air” is subdivided into three movements — i. Divinations, ii. Air Structures, iii. and Watcher Of The Clouds — the track encompassing the apex of the record. It delivers a permeating vision of our planet in environmental peril, as does the rest of the album which is inspired by the book “The Sixth Extinction,” a futurist look at the current mass extinction of Earth which our generation attempts to thrive within every day. LOCRIAN is joined by Dana Schechter of Insect Ark on slide guitar and Erica Burgner-Hannum of The Holy Circle on vocals, whose contributions help shape the segments of the song.
The soundtrack to the planet’s ongoing collapse comes in the form of LOCRIAN‘s “An Index Of Air” playing through Relapse Records’ Soundcloud and YouTube websites.
Infinite Dissolution, another dark and cinematic work of aural artistry from LOCRIAN‘s André Foisy, Terence Hannum and Steven Hess, presents nearly fifty minutes of material more epic and foreboding than anything in the trio’s extensive catalog. Recorded at Steve Albini-owned/operated Electrical Audio in Chicago, produced by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian Circles), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and with artwork based on a massive installation by sculptor David Altmejd, Infinite Dissolution is a multi-part concept album dealing with the struggle of human extinction; a seamless and harrowing blend of dark ambience, drone, black metal, post-rock, and power electronics, and the perfect manifestation of modern, forward-thinking experimental music.
Stand by for announcements on live action from LOCRIAN across the US and beyond throughout the remainder of their tenth anniversary year, as well as additional audio/video samplings of Infinite Dissolution.
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