Swiss post-metal/sludge band ABRAHAM are releasing their new four-part concept album Look, Here Comes The Dark! on May 11 via Pelagic, Robin from past ABRAHAM tourmates The Ocean's label (pre-order). The album was produced by Magnus Lindberg of past ABRAHAM tourmates Cult of Luna, and a press release mentions that he "mixed the drums, guitars, synths, vocals differently for each part, as if they were independent records." Here's more from that press release about each part of the album:

I – Anthropocene: The first part begins with the downfall of civilization, the remains of mankind and technology, and the survivors’ feeble attempts to escape from the urban chaos that ensues. This part is characterized by compositions that reflect the loss of bearing, as well as faster pieces that evoke a sort of panic feel. The vile, hopeless atmosphere of these times is sonically reflected by a dirty, gritty, blurred and granular sound.

II – Phytocene: In the second section, mankind’s architectural heritage is reclaimed by vegetation. The balance of power is inverted: remaining animal life is endangered, driven to extinction by further mindless exhaustion and depletion, without the chance for recovery. The musical experience of this second part aims to convey a sensation of suffocation in an environment where it is becoming increasingly impossible to breathe. The compositions are slower paced and more imposing, leaving more space to the bass.

III – Myocene: The third period depicts landscapes where lush vegetation has given way to a humongous sprawling mycelium, controlling all remaining life. The last form of collective consciousness has merged into a gigantic organism whose ultimate task is to purge the planet of the scoria of humanity. Focusing on the mysteries of consciousness and its unlimited capacity, the band sets foot on an experimental field… there are some jazz-inspired compositions here, and the lyrics delve into vastly psychedelic territories, delivered by acid-soaked, multi-layered vocals.

IV – Oryktocene: The grand finale leaves no doubt about how desolate a sphere Earth has become: an empty rock floating in space. The compositions are stripped bare here, with no room for anything superfluous. The minimalist drone-like instrumentation results in a very dry and cold sound. A cynical epilogue leaves us with a few survivors finally departing into space, perpetuating and disseminating the destructive force that lies within humankind.

We're premiering the video for "Wind," the first track of the fourth part. It's nearly nine minutes of sludgy atmosphere, and well worth checking out. Here's what the band tells us about this one:

"Wind" is the first track off the fourth part of our upcoming album. This is the final era, the oryktocene, the reign of stones. You who have come so far, you have witnessed the downfall of humankind, the reign of ferocious plants and the psychedelic era of the god mycelium. Now, earth has been cleansed from all life. Whether animal, insect, plant, or mushroom : nothing remains, but a handful of stone-eating human-like survivors to witness this. The last cell, the last bit of bacteria, the slightest mitochondrion: every little brick of living has crystallized. Expect bare landscapes, a planet of sand and dust, an empty rock floating through space. And the according sound.


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