2016’s ‘The Western Lands’ raised quite a few eyebrows and garnered extraordinary reactions and it even landed a remarkable 5th place in Cvlt Nation’s album of the year list. It seemed hard to top such a wonderful work, yet BARST proves once again their determination to keep on pushing its own boundaries.
Taking cue from live renditions, the structure of the album started to take form quite quickly. It was only a question of arranging it, structuring it, and rebuilding it once again, before the whole extent of this endeavour started to crystalize.
This album, which is yet again presented as one long trip, is spectacularly complex and utterly engaging. To record this beast of an album, BARST was blessed with contributions from illustrious musicians: Niels Brown (Vonnis), Gregory Simons (Vonnis, Arise Fair Sun), Messy Mathi, Mathlovsky (Mathlovsky), Tokyo Oyo, William Lacalmontie (Ovtrenoir) and Mike Armine (Rosetta). Because BARST is always about stunning all the senses, Marlies De Smet from Teer Studio has expertly visualized ‘The Endeavour’. Let this gesamtkunstwerk pull you in, and engage in the Endeavour.
[May 18, 2018]
experimental, doomcore, drone, ambient, drone metal
Label / Booking:
Consouling Sounds / Viral Propaganda PR
… “Beyond the fields”