Volucris Avis Dirae​-​Arum

by Upsilon Acrux

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"This, our fourth, is the first album we made with 2 drummers and unlike our last one, we fully embraced 'EPIC' as an overall theme and really stretched out more than ever w/ compositions and sound.
With 2 drummers + bass + Moog and guitar we separated the band into halves with the Moog highlighting whatever needed to be highlighted.
Every song has tons of polyrhythms and close interval tensions and we really came into our own here. All the songs are mid to long length and tried to break several rules per section. We even had songs people liked and asked us to play, which was a first...
Of people's favorites is, of course, the Goblin song from Dawn of the Dead which we combined with another Goblin song and Ballet Instructor which is basically classical math rock.
Other than these 2 songs I would say most everything is very challenging both sonically and compositionally. I believe we were trying to make music for the future, but it turns out the future is not as interesting as we hoped it would be; instead it’s just samples and dj's playing literal Doritos commercials on their laptops...now THAT would have been a shitty album...
Also this album was co-released by Planaria/Epicene which collectively released awesome shit like Octis / Z's / Extra Life / Time of Orchids / Mick Barr " – Paul Lai August 2019

credits

released November 1, 2019

Jesse Appelhans - drums
Derek Burns - drums
Eric Kiernowski - bass
Nick Lejejs - Moogs
Paul Lai - guitar

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Cuneiform Records is an independent record label releasing adventurous, boundary-bursting music by artists from around the world.

Founded in 1984.
Based in Washington D.C.

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