Bristol, UK based experimental sludge/post-metal trio Torpor share a music video for the first single »Accidie« taken from their forthcoming third album, »Abscission«, set to release 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 proud to present the first single »Accidie« from Torpor’s stunning new record »Abscission« with a portion of proceeds donated to charity: humanworth.bandcamp.com/album/abscission
Bristol, UK based sludge metal trio Torpor present their latest music video »Accidie«, the first single taken from their forthcoming third album »Abscission«, released on September 15th through rising heavy experimental label Human Worth. »Accidie« resides as a crushing centrepiece on the album, standing as the most direct and concise song the trio have made to date. »Accidie« is a kick in the chest, boasting slabs of suffocating bass, dense down-tuned guitar and earth shattering drums – and yet Wayne Adams’ signature production and engineering brings textured noise with a bolstered melancholic atmosphere.
Filmed in Torpor’s hometown rehearsal space, the trio chose to collaborate once again with London based DIY filmmaker, editor and fellow musician Oliver Melville – who previously helmed their video for »Jasager« – plus music videos by Aerosol Jesus, Human Leather, Pascagoula, Wallowing and more. Torpor and Melville wanted to achieve a video that matched the claustrophobic and confrontational intensity of the song itself, through the use of foreboding close-up shots, disorienting strobes and by placing the band members into tight spaces. “My feeling was trying to make the video as claustrophobic as possible,” confirms director Oliver Melville; “I tried to focus on angles that are jarring and uncomfortable to watch. I want viewers to take away the same feeling of dread as the music gives you.”
Photo by VogonLaundromat
Thematically, the video reflects the theme of living things beginning as, and returning to carbon – the cycle of birth, death and renewal. The trio perform against stone walls, with vignetted leaves and branches framing many of the shots. The beaming white of the sacred burial cloth used throughout the video is contrasted against the oft silhouetted lighting of the band and their gear – a juxtaposition enhanced greatly by the resonance of the black and white gradient. Visually the video greatly compliments the earthy feel of the »Abscission« album, which was recorded at Giant Wafer Studios, deep in the bleak, windswept hillsides of rural Wales.
»Accidie« is taken from Torpor’s forthcoming 3rd album »Abscission«, which will be released on September 15th 2023 on environmentally conscious Eco-Mix Vinyl and Digital formats through London based label Human Worth. 10% of all proceeds will be donated to registered charity Second Step – a leading mental health charity in Bristol and the South West. Torpor are one of the hardest working bands in the metal underground, embarking on multiple headlining tours across the UK and mainland Europe. The trio have proven themselves to be one of the heaviest and most exhilarating live acts the UK has to offer across their ten years of destroying eardrums. Torpor have performed live with the likes of Pigs x7, Primitive Man, The Body, Amenra, Bossk, Conan, Wallowing, Bismuth, Plebian Grandstand and have performed at festivals including Raw Power, Dreadfest, Entombed, Incubate, Doomlines and were selected to appear at Roadburn.
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