First announced late last year, the double-disc sophomore outing, Ether / Return to Earth, from North Carolinian post-rockers From Oceans to Autumn has been given a firm May 5 release through Argonauta Records. To give a sampling of the kind of sprawl on offer, the band have made opening track “Quintessence / Core” — clearly somebody has a thing for multifaceted titles — available to stream in its 13-minute entirety. One of four cuts on the first of Ether / Return to Earth‘s two discs, it enacts a suitably immersive wash over the course of its stretch, and showcases considerable patience in the execution thereof.
Among the big questions I have as regards it is how representative it will be of the record as a whole, or if the band, whose last full-length arrived four years ago — though they also posted Pareto Analysis : Volumes I?-?III Endings in December as the first installment of a “concept series”; rest assured I have no idea what that means — will head in different directions across the subsequent 11 pieces. As ever, we’ll find out when the album arrives.
If you’re the preorderin’ type, those are up now from Argonauta. Art, links, info and audio follow, as per the social medias:
North Carolina Post Rockers From Oceans To Autumn release cover artwork and new single from their highly anticipated new album, the first in four years.
The song “Quintessence/Core” can be heard here.
The album is a colossal “2 disks” work, where ethereal and dreamlike atmospheres collide at best with psychedelic and dramatic interludes made of vast landscapes and sidereal distances.
“Ether/Return to Earth” will be released in Double CD and Digital Download by Argonauta Records and available from May 5th, 2017.
Preorders run here: http://bit.ly/2oytmX8
DISC 1 “ETHER”:
DISC 2 “RETURN TO EARTH”:
2. LIVE AGAIN
3. VISIBLE LIGHT II
4. KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE
6. 211 SOUTH
8. THROUGH THE AGES