releasing April 17th
One of the hallmarks of the best post-rock is its ability to transport listeners, to provide a soundtrack by which to explore the textures and intricacies of a chosen landscape, to offer a vibrant, living, breathing perspective to accompany the inward search for outward imagery. Often the specifics of this vision focus in on inspiring beauty, stunning expanse, delicate intimacy; but for all the seductive power inherent in the encompassing light of that aesthetic there would be no sense of balance without a counterpoint emerging from the darkness. Enter the U.K. trio Coldbones, who only leave a portion of the journey to the imagination, opting to clearly state the destination, and to provide the narrative thrust that informs the listening experience. The Cataclysm is no attempt at metaphor; this is a score for the end of the world, an invitation to set aside the lovely vistas for a time in the interest of staring into the black heart beating in rhythm with our collective fears and forfeitures, our mistakes and regrets.
Comes on 180g colored vinyl in two variants. Limited to 300 copies worldwide.