9000 Records (Consouling Sounds) is proud to announce the release of “People, when you see the smoke, do not think it is fields they’re burning”, the third full-length album from Belgian post-rock collective The Black Heart Rebellion (part of the mysterious Church of Ra scene).
Recorded and mixed by Koen Gisen at La Patrie Studios (Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat, Flying Horseman) and mastered by Frederik Dejongh (Jerboa), this new effort is due out on October 23rd and follows-up the band’s second album “Har Nevo” released in early 2013.
Pre-orders for the double vinyl and cd versions are now available at this location.
Today, the Ghent-based quintet teamed up with Echoes and Dust for exclusive première of their music video for a brand new track entitled “Near to Fire for Bricks”.
About this new video, TBHR offered the following comments: The video for Near To Fire For Bricks will fix your eyes on the creeping portrait of a timeless space. Once inside, an hour may take a lifetime and you notice gravity has failed, twisting and turning seemingly at random. The viewer is absorbed in a story detached from time and space. Unhurried it compels, with enough time for all the detail to soak in. And it does. The video leaves you with a heavy feeling on your chest and a craving to return to the rhythmic pulse of the song.”
Ten years down the road and The Black Heart Rebellion (T.B.H.R.) are still steadily evolving. Tribal influences are slowly permeating an irreversible change in TBHR, who invite their audience to listen closely to their third studio album titled “People when you see the smoke, do not think it is fields they’re burning.”
Every recording is an exercise that shares the research for what might be their next sound. The new album is as much a snapshot of the present, as a prediction for the future of the band. Where “Har Nevo” from 2013 promised a golden land, the path of its successor is not without trial. “Har Nevo” revealed a crossroad of possible outcomes and in little more than a year TBHR found an answer. New directions have found their way into their music, telling us that the search may never be over.
The elements that bound “Har Nevo” together have been dismantled and restored. Born again in a more consistent ambient character, that may in the end replace the violent crash of cymbals and screeching distortion of guitars. The new album definitely marks an end of sorts, it is pointing towards something on the horizon, an image or a sound coming into being.
“People, when you see the smoke, do not think it is fields they’re burning” was recorded and mixed by Koen Gisen and mastered by Frederik Dejongh (Jerboa) and will be released on October 23rd through 9000 Records.