In case Halloween closes this year leaving you unsatisfied with its overall lack of pure evil, and you find yourself feeling regret over having wasted $150 on that date at the Jekyll and Hyde theme restaurant, then perhaps that can be compensated the following day with the release of Locrian’s newest LP, The Clearing, coming to you November 1 via Fan Death Records (Homostupids, To Live and Shave in LA).
The ambient/cerebral/black metal/experimental/noise/drone/prog/kraut duo’s follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed The Crystal World LP (TMT Review) was recorded by Jeremy Lemos (Stereolab, Jim O’Rourke, Wilco, Smog) and features a diversity of atmospheric sounds that come closer to their live performances than any of their many releases so far (about 24 in their six years as a band), according to the press release. The LP will also feature cover art by Brian Ulrich and is available for pre-order from Fan Death now.
The Clearing tracklisting:
01. Chalk Point
02. Augury in an Evaporating Tower
04. The Clearing