Six years after his debut, "Travels", and three years after the Consolation EP, Crows Labyrinth finally releases his long-awaited second full-length album. The tradition of recording the music exclusively with bass guitars and effect processing is maintained on this album.
"All Will Perish" continues to explore the dark ambient sonic landscapes that could be heard on the first album. The themes of the tracks are in some cases even darker than on Crows Labyrinth's debut, setting a stage for catastrophe, impermanence and hopelessness.
A few personal notes from Theo about the album:
" I’m beyond excited that my second album finally sees the light of day in June. This album was a bumpy journey to complete. A lot has happened in my personal life in the past few years that impacted my energy levels and my creativity. Part of the journey was also learning to master my own music in my home studio. That took a lot of time with ups and downs (can I do this? will it sound right? etc). But I persisted and I am really happy with how the new album sounds. "
About the release schedule of "All Will Perish":
" The majority of people now enjoy their music via streaming services. Nevertheless I thought that I wanted to give my biggest fans the opportunity to hear my music first.
When you pre-order the CD, the album will be shipped to you as soon as I can, within the next day or two days after I receive the pre-order.
When you pre-order the digital album, you will get two tracks now, and the rest of the album on the day of the digital release.
The release on streaming services will be a few weeks later, completing the release schedule for this album. "
Some notes about the production of the album:
Every composition was improvised and recorded live in one take with the exception of tracks 2 and 3, which contain additional processed loops and samples. All these loops and samples were self-made from recording sessions, again by only using bass guitars and effects.
Crows Labyrinth is inspired by many artists. These names are a small selection: Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Tangerine Dream (mainly the early years), Steven Wilson (with his Bass Communion and I.E.M. projects), Tom Heasley, Loscil, Clem Leek.
This album may also be interesting for fans of Atrium Carceri, Raison d'Être, Lustmord and Biosphere.
Did you like this release? Then make sure to check out the "Travels" album:
No synthesizers were harmed while creating this release.
In loving memory of my dad to whom I dedicate this album. I miss you.
released June 21, 2019
All tracks played and recorded by Theo Tol.
Production, sound design, compositions and cover art by Theo Tol.
Mixed and mastered by Theo Tol at The Crow's Lab.
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