Chicago experimentalists Wrekmeister Harmonies have announced the release of their new full-length follow-up to last year’s Night of Your Ascension LP. The new record will be titled Light Falls and will be released on September 16 via Thrill Jockey. On this new effort, the core of the outfit, J.R. Robinson and Esther Shaw, will be joined by Godspeed You! Black Emperor members Thierry Amar on bass and contrabass; Sophie Trudeau on piano, violin and vocals; and Timothy Herzog on drums. Chicago musicians Ryley Walker and Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas) make guest appearances on the album as well. Robinson commented on the upcoming album:
“I wanted to sonically convey the idea of slow, creeping change. When I came up with the title I was thinking of how when daylight turns to night time it’s a very gradual process. You are lulled into watching this slow, peaceful sunset but then all of a sudden you look up and it’s dark.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen below.
The band will performing as a duo with Marissa Nadler on tour next month, with additional support from Muscle and Marrow. Those dates can be seen below.
Pre-order Light Falls here.