The first official video from LOCRIAN‘s Infinite Dissolution LP, now available through Relapse Records, created for the album’s opening track,“Arc Of Extinction” is now visible for the first time through an exclusive premiere at NPR, here.
Leading off the harrowing coalescing of dark ambiance, drone, black metal, post-rock, and power electronics that is Infinite Dissolution, “Arc Of Extinction” builds into shape gradually, slowly morphing from through dissonance to an eventually explosive, monolithic crescendo. Seamlessly melds organic flow into a heavily mechanized delivery, LOCRIAN selected Raymond Salvatore Harmon to create the appropriate video for the track, having enlisted his services on videos for prior albums.
“Raymond Salvatore Harmon has made videos before for us,” issues LOCRIAN. “When we did the album The Crystal World he made a 3D video for ‘At Night’s End’ and it really was a strong piece in the series we did for that whole album. Here the use of optics is glitched and interwoven marring the natural scenes and generating hypnotic visions that decay and show us less of our world and more of our internal state which sits perfectly with the themes not only of the track ‘Arc Of Extinction’ but of the whole album Infinite Dissolution.” Adds Harmon, “I met LOCRIAN just before moving to London and ended up doing a 3D red/blue video for their 2010 album, The Crystal World. When Andre and Terence reached out to do a video and I heard the record I knew instantly what I wanted to do visually. The video was made through compositing layers of glitched interactive 3D objects with shot footage in the wild.”
NPR offers with the premiere for the “Arc Of Extinction” video, “LOCRIAN always wants to show us something new – or at least rearrange the context of what heavy means, or even what sound means. The trio, together for a decade and now based in Chicago and Baltimore, is at the height of its holistic metallic powers on Infinite Dissolution. It’s a record that stretches between the lush prog-rock of Popol Vuh, the industrial noise of Coil and the epic black metal riffing of Darkthrone.”
Celebrating their tenth anniversary in 2015, LOCRIAN delivers their most conceptually complex and textured material to date on Infinite Dissolution, the album issuing the band’s environmentalist views on mankind’s ongoing demise through our own destruction of the planet. Produced by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian Circles) at Steve Albini-owned/operated Electrical Audio in Chicago, mastered by Brad Boatright (Yob, Author & Punisher, Sleep) at Audiosiege in Portland, and bearing artwork based on an immense physical sculpture installation by David Altmejd, the band’s second album for Relapse Records surges with nearly fifty minutes of tortured yet stunning experimental blackened/noise-soaked industrial originality.
Also stream the entire Infinite Dissolution LP at Revolver Magazine RIGHT HERE.