Lament Cityscape shares the first single »Among The Dead« taken from the upcoming EP, »The Old Wet«, out on the winter solstice
US heavy industrial/avant-noise/sludge collective Lament Cityscape unleash the first single »Among The Dead« taken from the upcoming EP, »The Old Wet«, set to release on December 21st, 2020.
01. A Rusting Moth
02. Among The Dead
Lament Cityscape’s brainchild Mike McClatchey’s comments: “»Among The Dead« was the first song written for »The Wet« EPs. It was meant for some world-building by bringing up characters and ideas from older songs and expanding their role. At the time it was written, I considered it the most straightforward pop song of ours, but since then, we’ve released a lot more subtle and dance-based music. Anyhow, we are really excited to get this song out there finally. We can’t wait to play it loud. You should too.”
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Lament Cityscape shares new track »Among The Dead« from the upcoming EP
Heavy industrial collective Lament Cityscape concludes the year with the EP, »The Old Wet«. The finale of the conceptual EP trilogy, »The Old Wet« will be out on the occasion of the winter solstice (December 21st). The previous two chapters of the series – »The New Wet« and »The Pulsing Wet« – arrived earlier half of this year. A single concept crosses into all three EPs, each EP representing a stage in transforming oneself into something new.
“»The Old Wet« is really the accepting and embracing of a new form or role. »The New Wet« and »The Pulsing Wet« were both fighting against and fearing the inevitable transition,” informs Mike McClatchey, the founder of the group.
Initially started off as a sludge unit by Mike McClatchey in 2013, Lament Cityscape would later gradually turn into a heavy industrial artillery, channeling unearthly terror and dismally charged eeriness. Although their sound can be categorized best with the heavy industrial umbrella, the Oakland based unit transposes the identifiers of murky sludge, post-metal, dark post-punk, avant-noise, and dark ambient as well. Currently set as a four-piece, Lament Cityscape continued the majority of the journey as a duo.
Lament Cityscape enters a drearier and more enigmatic trajectory with the upcoming EP, »The Old Wet«. Grappling with different low and lurching tones, ambient rumbles, hypnotic hymns, and decomposing textures throughout the three tracks, the ever-evolving experimental industrial act ends a chapter and opens a new door at the same time.
Performed by Mike McClatchey, David Small, Seánan McCullough, Peter Layman and Lee Bartow.
Recorded and mixed by Mike McClatchey at Underland Studios in Oakland, CA and Buffalo, WY.
Live drums and additional percussion recorded by Ben Hirschfield at Nu-Tone Recording in Pittsburg, CA.
Mastered by Zach Weeks at God City Recording Studio in Salem, MA.
Cover art by Mike McClatchey.
Lament Cityscape live line-up:
Mike McClatchey | Seánan McCullough | Peter Layman | Jim Willig
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