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White Ward (UA), Perihelion

White Ward (UA), Perihelion

White Ward (UA), Perihelion
Sunday 20:00
Concert Hall

White Ward (UA), Perihelion

  • Metal

WHITE WARD, from Odessa, Ukraine performs intensely deviant music of a  noir shade.Formed in 2012 and taking root in raw depressive Black Metal,  the band rapidly shed all boundaries, taking inspiration from an array  of dark atmospheres including the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and I.M.  Banks. The band's excellent early recordings were compiled into the  "Origins" compilation released in 2016.Exploring themes of borderline  death states, aberrant afterlife worlds, and strange mental disorders,  the WHITE WARD sound adapts the expansiveness of instrumental jazz and  the depths of existential despair. After recording their first  full-length album, "Futility Report", and being signed to Debemur Morti  Productions, WHITE WARD is primed to embark much further on their  divergent sonic journey.The band continues to evolve and change  directions with their second release, "Love Exchange Failure". Dark-jazz  aesthetics appear more vibrant and deeper than ever before, while  elements of blackened death, prog, and black metal scream out in an  intense fury over vicious blast beats, courtesy of new drummer Noctum!  Recorded at Checkpoint and Lipkyzvukozapys studios, "Love Exchange  Failure" boasts the bands most lush and professional sound to date.  Lyrical themes explore new dimensions, diving into the abyss of human  psyche instead of creating Lovecraft-inspired worlds. The atmosphere is  still dark and dreadful, but it is no longer something abstract and  unreal, with the problems discussed in "Love Exchange Failure" affecting  everyone to some extent. With their newest record, WHITE WARD evolve  and sink deeper into ebon pools of dark, auditory desolation.

About "Love Exchange Failure" album:

Following  an avalanche of praise towards the “deviant Black Metal noir” of 2017  debut "Futility Report", WHITE WARD presents the next step of their  rapid evolution into an increasingly unique musical force.

On second  full-length "Love Exchange Failure", the band channels Bohren And Der  Club Of Gore, composer Angelo Badalamenti, and contemporary blackened  majesty into an eclectic set of visionary hymns that fuse late-night  metropolitan contemplation, psychological horror, intoxicating  melodicism, and primeval, animal-state ferocity. Drenched in poise,  creativity, and dynamism, "Love Exchange Failure" blends brushed drums,  reverberant piano, a variety of guesting clean vocalists, and neo-noir  saxophone within an architecture of first-rate contemporary misanthropic  Black Metal.

Diverse movements and tonal shifts interlink as if to  mirror what the band describes as humanity's existential struggle  "caused by the inability to understand who we are and what our place on  this planet is"; a clash between dreamworlds and harsh reality evocative  as the urban landscapes of photographer Luke Pownall used throughout  the packaging. A truly essential listen, "Love Exchange Failure" is a  record that, on repeat plays, opens up like a streetscape sinkhole to  drag you into the degenerate heart of the city.

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