Swiss noise rock/shoegaze/post-punk trio Asbest stream their new album, »Cyanide«, which was just released this Friday, May 19th, 2023 via A Tree In A Field Records and Czar Of Crickets Productions.
04. Interlude I
05. Declaration Of Defenselessness
06. Mutually Assured Reduction
07. Restraining Order
08. Interlude II
09. Cyanide For Breakfast
Courtesy of Czar Of Crickets Productions:
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« 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 – Vocals, Bass
Jonas Häne – Drums