Italian heavy post-rock solo-project Australasia will issue its second album, Notturno, on Sept. 18 through UK-based imprint Apocalyptic Witchcraft. The record follows Australasia‘s 2013 debut, Verterbra, and keeps a naturally dark focus according to the label and multi-instrumentalist Gian Spalluto. Both the artwork and a newly-unveiled teaser would seem to back that up, though as one might expect for something in this style, there’s plenty of spaciousness to be heard as well in what Australasia crafts.
You can hear for yourself in the teaser, which follows the art, info and preorder link below, all culled one way or another from the PR wire:
Australasia new album & teaser
Italian blackened Post-rock artist Australasia will release a new album titled “Notturno” next September 18th via the UK based label Apocalyptic Witchcraft Recordings. The new record blends post-rock with black metal elements, shoegaze and vintage electronica patterns for a deep journey into the darker side of nature.
the album will be released in a limited edition digipak format.
The pre-order is available: http://apocalypticwitchcraft.bigcartel.com/product/australasia-notturno-digipak-cd
Australasia is an evolutionary musical project led by multi-instrumentalist Gian Spalluto. Its music evokes emotion and paints vivid pictures for the mind’s eye, transporting the listener far beyond where his physical being is left standing.
Australasia’s music reflects a childhood spent listening to Ennio Morricone’s soundtracks, followed by a youth in extreme metal and heavy psych bands that led to a passion for shoegaze, post-rock and Blade Runner-era synthesizers.
These different components are not simply juxtaposed each other but come together in a unique blend where different souls “Notturno” is Australasia’s second full-lenght recording. It represents a musical and evocative journey through moonlit landscapes made of dreamy mellow guitars, finely carved distorted riffs and retro synth cascades.
The album tells the night side of nature and its magnificence, above the misery that humanity left behind.