“The End of Light By Heat” is a powerful monument to the enduring strength of this union, capturing an expansive sound only hinted at on prior albums, and more representative of the scale and sheer volume of their live show. “Black Cloud” sets the tone with its chanted statement of purpose, and “Send Resend” uses repetitive bass and drums to paint a cloudless night sky as a backdrop for soaring guitar and vocals. “Long Days” is a convincing adaptation of a song by Canadian post punk standard bearers Nomeansno, while “Clock” and “Mum and Dad” both ascend from simple verses to epic conclusions.
Equally dark and uplifting, the seven songs on “The End of Light By Heat” play as an expertly crafted narrative that transcends genres and expectations, making it clear that INSTRUMENTS follow no path but their own.
Here is the track list: 1. Black Cloud | 2. Trellis III Tripod | 3. Send Resend | 4. Long Days | 5. Clock | 6. The Golden Library | 7. Mum and Dad
The album features 11 songs. Here is the track list.
1. No Gods / 皆神 2. Stacks on Stacks on Stacks on Stacks 3. The flight of the fearless 4. Jitensha Punk 5. Kaonashi 6. Causing Terror 7. 生首 8. Bird – Good time Charley 9. 鉛筆殺戮 10. Kanoesaru X La Lechuza 11. 3 3 3
Album artwork was created by Hiro Kurata www.shiloku.com who also did the artwork for their debut album.
Hermitofthewoods released his third album titled Land Of The Lotus Eaters earlier this year in May. For this album, he approached it much differently from the his previous works and due to this process he was able to release the original sketches from Lotus Eaters, as a free download. Read what he has to say about it below and then grab the DL!
“In 2010, not long after the release of Love’s Dark Season, I started thinking about a new project. Rather than focusing on sample-based hip hop, I wanted to plug in all my instruments, load up all of my software, and see what happened. What came out of it was a pile of tracks – musical ideas, really – that I wasn’t sure what to do with. Enter Scott Da Ros. We’d worked together previously on a few small things and had a shared interest in working together on something bigger. When I mentioned that I’d been working on something, we arrived at the idea that he could mix/remix/deconstruct/rebuilt from the foundations I’d already laid down. Two years later, we were sitting on a project called Land of the Lotus Eaters. This new collection, Protogenesis, is actually an old collection: the original Lotus Eater demo recordings and musical sketches. Some are radically different from how they would end up, some are quite similar. As Scott and I moved through the process of making the record, these original ideas evolved, grew new parts, got shinier, got grittier… In some cases the final versions were nothing like the original ideas. All in all, Lotus Eaters is a project that I’m quite proud of. Intensely collaborative and far removed from my usual process in a way that was both challenging and rewarding. These recordings were the beginning of it all, and deserve to be shared as a companion piece to the album itself.”
Today, June 10th, is the release day for soso’s newest creation along side Maki Not for Nothing.
The album is available on blue translucent vinyl! You can also pick up the album as a digital download. Order the format you prefer at the EndShoppe
Thanks again to those who have placed their pre-orders and all future orders!
“This is a record about trying to figure shit out. It’s not pretentious, but it is edging rap lyrics into somewhat unfamiliar territory. It is contemplative. There is yearning. There is vulnerability and frustration. What is the distance between resignation and surrender? (If I ever knew you, I don’t know you now)”
The new soso album ‘Not for Nothing‘ will be available world wide June 10 on LP and digitally. Kutu Folk in France are releasing the CD and we will be carrying some through the online store as well.
This is a record about trying to figure shit out. It’s not pretentious, but it is edging rap lyrics into somewhat unfamiliar territory. It is contemplative. There is yearning. There is vulnerability and frustration. What is the distance between resignation and surrender? (If I ever knew you, I don’t know you now). Read more about the album here
The album is available on vinyl AND comes in 3 different colours – translucent blue, translucent green and opaque white! You can also pick up the album on CD or as a digital download. Order the format you prefer at the EndShoppe
Thanks again to those who have shown support!!
“Land of the Lotus Eaters lives in a world where reality is obscured by fantasy and everything is thrown into question. It is about televised talent competitions getting more votes than the people who rule over us. It is about intelligence being synonymous with arrogance and mediocrity being celebrated at every turn. It is about celebrity having more value than integrity. It is about breaking free. It is about choosing to do better. It is about hope and possibility. It is about all of us.”