Though Lake of Violet is a new name within the experimental/heavy/”difficult” music communities, those involved with the project are no strangers to making forward-thinking tunes. Comprised of musicians who have spent time with the likes of Locrian, Minsk, Kwaidan and more, Lake of Violet presents a new side to these songwriters seldom seen before. The quartet craft these massive, dense and free-flowing compositions that touch upon elements of post-rock and progressive rock, but are too unique to be pigeonholed into one genre or another. Svbterranean recently caught up with guitarist André Foisey and guitarist/vocalist/synth master Neil Jendon to talk about their debut release, The Startling Testimony of Plumb Lines, its construction and other topics
Lake of Violet‘s first full-length album, The Startling Testimony of Plumb Lines, is a multifaceted recording painted with a variety musical colors. This Chicagoan quartet’s compositions transcend genres and evade categorization at every turn. Even though their works casually hint at the progressive and post-everything side of things, the way they are constructed and performed escape the confines of those labels in the basic sense. But when a group is comprised of current and former members of Locrian, Minsk and other forward-thinking musical acts, this kind of extensive experimentation is to be expected. But even knowing who makes up Lake of Violent doesn’t prepare listeners for the delightfully surprising musical experience they will have when they tackle this 40-minute LP.
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Mirrors for Psychic Warfare – the experimental duo made up of Neurosis‘ Scott Kelly and Sanford Parker (Burial at Sea, ex-Minsk, etc) – have premiered a new track from their upcoming self-titled record at Decibel. Titled “Oracles Hex”, the six-minute excursion revolves around Kelly’s droning vocals and repetitious doomed guitar riff, while Parker unleashes electronic ambient mayhem that gradually becomes noisier as it progresses. Check out the track for yourself here.
Mirrors for Psychic Warfare will be released on April 22 via Neurot Recordings. Pre-order here.
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Mirrors For Psychic Warfare – the new collaboration between Neurosis‘ Scott Kelly and producer/engineer Sanford Parker (also of Burial at Sea, Minsk, Corrections House, etc) – will release its self-titled debut album this Spring on Neurot Recordings. The release was realized and recorded by both Kelly and Parker at Actual 13 Studio and Hypercube respectively over the course of 2015. Official street date, pre-orders and track teasers are slated to be released in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out the album artwork and track listing after the break.