THEOPHONOS - Ashes In The Huron River (LP) Black Cloud Vinyl

THEOPHONOS - Ashes In The Huron River (LP) Black Cloud Vinyl

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THEOPHONOS (ex-Serpent Column) and Profound Lore Records present “Ashes in the Huron River” to be released on LP/CD/Digital Feb 09, 2024.  The new LP is named in honor of the local woods and riverlands that continue to inspire the studio project. This record is an account of a life spent in the rotten heartlands of neoliberal capitalism and a tribute to the vibrant underground music cultures that thrived before the second half of the last decade.

Expanding on the directness of “Nightmare Visions”, “Ashes” is grander in scope, and is internally regarded as a more focused analogue to 2019’s “Mirror in Darkness”. Hafsteinn Viðar Ársælsson’s dark and intricate illustrations once again accompany the music with striking depictions of abandoned landscapes, arranged to invoke a sense of catastrophe and unwilling transformation.

Primary musical influences include Death Grips’ “Jenny Death” (which the record homages in its gradient-like structure, its centerpiece “Still You Haunt Me” even acting as a reimagined “On GP”), the downtuned hyperaggressions of Morbid Angel’s “Gateways to Annihilation”, and the cinematic, raw intimacies of Pelican’s “The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw”.

Contributions include reamping and additional mixing by longtime collaborator Maya Chun (of screamo prodigies Heavenly Blue and countless solo projects) in the frigid spaces of Detroit’s Telescope Vision Studio.

Track Listing: 1. The Built World, 2. No Reprieve, 3. Curse Envy, 4. Willing Power, 5. Grid Of Sorrows, 6. An Elegy, 7. Ashes In The Huron River, 8. Empty Gardens, 9. Still You Haunt Me, 10. As Long As Forever

Vinyl Variants:
*Black Marble Smoke Vinyl
*Black Cloud Vinyl

Vinyl Specs:
*Single LP jacket, with full vinyl sized 12-page booklet, and download card.

Title: Ashes In The Huron River (LP)
Label: Profound Lore Records
Catalog No.: PFL-312LP
Release Date: Feb 09, 2024
843563170915 (Black Marble Smoke Vinyl)
843563170939 (Black Cloud Vinyl)