Basel, Switzerland based noise rock/shoegaze/post-punk outfit Asbest has unveiled the third single »Dystopium« taken from their upcoming album, »Cyanide«, scheduled for release on March 24th, 2023 via A Tree In A Field Records.
Courtesy of Czar Of Crickets Productions:
Asbest – »Dystopium« // New single out now!
Few words by Asbest about »Dystopium«:
“In a society where everything must seem hygienic and safe, we wanted to try to look behind the veil of euphemistic marketing strategies that tell us not to worry and to ignore the blazing inferno around us. With »Dystopium« we want to take on a new perspective by asking ourselves whether we are in a state of collective denial and if we really have missed the chance to give humanity a future.”
In 2018, noise rock band Asbest appeared out of nowhere with their debut album »Driven«, which received highly positive reviews internationally (Visions: 9/12, “A combination of Metz’s or Pissed Jeans’s rawness with openness for experiments like A Place To Bury Strangers, underscored by shoegaze elements”). The blog bprodukt wrote: “Never before have cold post-punk, passionate noise rock and hypnotic shoegaze been combined so naturally”.
Connected to the LGBTQIA+ movement (people discriminated against by the patriarchy due to their sexual orientation or gender identity), Asbest use their follow-up album »Cyanide« (Out March 24th, 2023) to condemn the compulsions of modern society: pressure to succeed, self-optimisation, self-exploitation. They explore the question: Is it possible to lead a truly happy existence within a diseased reality without denying oneself or the circumstances? To quote Adorno: Is there a right life in the wrong one?
Robyn Trachsel – Vocals, Guitar
Judith Breitinger – Voclas, Bass
Jonas Häne – Drums