Bristol, UK based experimental sludge/post-metal trio Torpor has just released their third studio album »Abscission« on September 15th, 2023 via Human Worth.
01. Interior Gestures
02. As Shadow Follows Body
05. Island Of Abandonment
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Human Worth are unbelievably pumped to release Torpor’s huge new record »Abscission« with a portion of proceeds donated to charity.
Rising UK label Human Worth proudly present Torpor’s third full-length album »Abscission«. A fine tapestry of sludge metal, lumbering doom riffs, forward thinking post-rock dynamics, cerebral drone passages, ambient textures and stark spoken poetry. Recorded by producer Wayne Adams (whose credits include Wallowing, Green Lung, Possessor and more), »Abscission« is a paean to earth shattering tones, subtle detailed textures, immersive sound design and most importantly… absolutely crushing heaviness.
For their third album, Torpor were compelled to withdraw into the bleak and elemental vistas of rural Wales, embracing isolation and solitude in order to craft this autumnal sonic landscape. The trio brought producer and frequent collaborator Wayne Adams (Petbrick, Big Lad) out of his London city studio to work at Giant Wafer Studios. Torpor gave themselves the creative space to leave lyrics and sections of the songs open to be completed in the windswept Welsh hillscape, allowing the narrative of these songs to expand and breathe in their surroundings.
Photo by VogonLaundromat
Torpor’s excursions into the wilderness can really be felt across these lengthy songs. Bludgeoning riffs show a new found density and weight reminiscent of gallant trees standing tall amongst battering wind and rain. All of this sonic magnitude has been finely captured by Adams, with the final master by James Plotkin (Khanate) completing this all-encompassing experience. »Abscission« is the sound of Torpor fully realising their visceral and cinematic vision, turning an unflinching gaze towards the unrealised lives we all carry with us.
Pre-order »Abscission« on environmentally conscious Eco-Mix Vinyl in a stunning packaged designed by Jack Burley, featuring a 12″ foldout insert, with 10% of all proceeds donated to charity Second Step – a leading mental health charity in Bristol and the South West.
Written and performed by Torpor. Produced, engineered and mixed by Wayne Adams at Giant Wafer Studios, Wales. Mastered by James Plotkin. Artwork and photography by Lauren Mason and Jon Taylor. Layout and design by Jack Burley.
Jon Taylor – Guitar, Vocals
Lauren Mason – Bass, Backing Vocals
Simon Mason – Drums, Backing Vocals
Two vital bands from the South UK’s heavy underground are teaming up for a dual album launch UK tour this October. Crushing sludge visionaries Torpor and ferocious noise-rockers Modern Technology will embark on a double headlining tour in support of each band’s new studio albums, released on vinyl and digital formats by their label Human Worth.
Oct 12th – Moor Beer Vaults, London w/ Remote Viewing
Oct 13th – The Port Mahon, Oxford w/ Prey + Holy Wounds
Oct 14th – Hope & Ruin, Brighton* w/ Beehoover + Human Leather
Oct 15th – The Lanes, Bristol w/ The Malefic Grip
Nov 10th – Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham
Nov 11th – Human Worth All-Dayer, Wharf Chambers, Leeds w/ Beige Palace, Grub Nap, Friend and more.
All tickets available from Human Worth: linktr.ee/humanworthmusic
Torpor’s abscission album is out on Sep 15th.
Modern Technology’s conditions of worth album is out on Oct 13th.
Both albums can be pre-ordered from Human Worth.