Locrian have a new LP on the way entitled The Crystal World, another disc of blackened ambient drone intensity from this Chicago (now) trio. The LP, due on November 28th via Utech Records, ups the ante on their previous drone-y darkness by expanding their sonic pallette (adding strings, clean guitar, among other instrumentation) but keeping with the same gothic and emotional intensity. Spanning two CDs (one disc on LP), The Crystal World takes inspiration from the JG Ballard novel and features the title track and the first disc's closer "Elevations and Depths", available for stream (below) and download (above) for the first time here. Also debuting in this post: the video for "Pathogens" (below). This will be a record discussed at year end, so get familiar.
Locrian currently has no East Coast dates on their schedule, but do have a few in their native Midwest. Check out their full tour dates, The Crystal World album art (by the venerable Justin Bartlett) & tracklisting, two videos from the LP, and a stream of two tracks below...
Locrian - Selections from The Crystal World
Locrian - At Night's End
Locrian - Pathogens (EDIT)
LOCRIAN - The Crystal World Tracklisting
1 Triumph of Elimination
2 At Night's End
3 The Crystal World
5 Obsidian Facades
6 Elevations and Depths
LOCRIAN - 2010 TOUR DATES
Nov 4 2010 Depauw University Greencastle, IN
Nov 5 2010 Apop Records St. Louis, MO
Nov 29 2010 Empty Bottle "The Crystal World" Release Show w/ Anatomy of Habit and Helen Money Chicago, Illinois