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German krautrock/space rock collective Shem to release their new album »III« on April 1st via Clostridium Records; first track streaming!

Stuttgart, Germany based krautrock/space rock collective Shem is gearing up to release their new album »III« on April 1st, 2023 via Clostridium Records.

Watch a visualiser video for the closing track »Refugium (Beyond The Gravitational Field Of Time And Space)«!

01. Paragate
02. Lamentum
03. Restlicht
04. Refugium (Beyond The Gravitational Field Of Time And Space)

Courtesy of Clostridium Records:

Shem is a collective of musicians aiming to perform improvisational sound pieces influenced by a wide range of eras and strains of psychedelic and progressive music. Through combining elements of ambient, drone, psych and space rock into epic, reverb drenched jams, Shem try to reach out beyond the established boundaries of musical conventions to create their own realm of sonic experimentation.

Constantly moving and shape-shifting within this realm, their third album sees the German collective explore further the meditative and ritualistic aspects of ambient music, the sonic outbursts of space rock and the atavistic rhythms of krautrock.

Building tension through droned out distortion and swirling oscillations, carried by steadfast drum patterns and unwavering bass-lines, and enveloped by primal chants from the beyond, the four tracks on »III« represent the chapters of an inner journey – inviting the listener to experience different states of mind through ecstasy and repitition.

The album will be released through Clostridium Records on April 1st 2023, limited to 200 copies on marbled green and yellow / 200 copies on black vinyl and includes an A3 sized poster and logo stickers. The marbled green version also includes a logo slipmat.

Pre-orders available from March 3rd 2023 via the band’s Bandcamp page and the label website.

Recorded in 2019 at Studio Shem, Stuttgart-Weilimdorf.
Mixed by Alexander Gallagher.
Mastered at Eroc’s Mastering Ranch.

Artwork by Alexander Gallagher and Benjamin Maier.

Visualiser for »Refugium (Beyond The Gravitational Field Of Time And Space)« by David “dwavehed” Guerrero.

Shem is:
Alexander Gallagher – Vocals, Guitars
Tobias Brendel – Bass
Alexander Meese – Synthesizers
Benjamin Maier – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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