Ambient black metallers Wolves In The Throne Room are returning with a new album, and even by their standards, it’s delving into bold, experimental new waters.
Mirroring some of the themes and aural delights explored on their last full opus, 2011′s Celestial Lineage, Celestite promises to expand the WITTR sound a whole step further by doing away with vocals and drums entirely, relying instead on, ahem, “heavy crystalline synthesizer journeying, Eno-inspired analog processing and arcane acoustic instrumentation”. So there you go.
Unsure? Let the band themselves clear things up:
“To make Celestite we delved into the subterranean sonics that are buried in the mix of Celestial Lineage. We isolated them, processed them and took this unearthed soundscape as our starting point. Upon this base we recorded an entirely new album. Some melodies from Celestial Lineage are recognisable, but these familiar sounds appear as ghosts, barely tethered to the original compositions. This new album is an unorthodox foray; a fully instrumental, experimental companion record to Celestial Lineage. We left some work undone with Celestial Lineage. The recording of that album in the Winter of 2011 was a monumental project for us personally, and the creative fire from those recording sessions was still burning. This recording process was an opportunity to journey into our own inner universe to complete that which needed to be completed.”
Right. Got it. We think. Either way, this looks like it’s going to be an immersive experience, so expect great things when Celestite lands later this year.
from Metal Hammer http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/wolves-in-the-throne-room-reveal-details-of-new-companion-album/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wolves-in-the-throne-room-reveal-details-of-new-companion-album