An effort initiated by David Brenner (Gridfailure, The Earsplit Compound) and David Rodgers (Godhunter, Battleground Records), Soft Tissue is a collaborative album conceived by brooding Oakland-based “larva rock” project LAMENT CITYSCAPE, and New York “blackened synth-death” act THEOLOGIAN, compositing industrial degeneracy and post-metal heft to create a thoroughly oppressive, and immersive, sonic experience.
Recorded between Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016, Soft Tissue is a towering portent of calamities awaiting humanity as a whole, obsessively examining the fragility not just of our bodies, but of the subjective moralities which define our civilization as well. Spearheaded by producers Mike McClatchey of LAMENT CITYSCAPE and THEOLOGIAN’s Lee Bartow, and featuring input from past and present members of each project, Soft Tissue is underscored by a seamless integration of the best qualities of both groups. Bowel-wracking percussive attacks, brutally heavy riffs, and boundless drones are juxtaposed with guttural, apocalyptic, howls from the deepest abysses of psychological anguish.
Soft Tissue was produced and mixed by Mike McClatchey at Underland Studios, with supplemental production by Lee Bartow at Abandon All Hope, and mastered by James Plotkin. Drawing comparisons to everything from Nine Inch Nails and Rob Zombie to Neurosis, Soft Tissue is very likely to appeal to a broad range of heavy music fans.
Soft Tissue will see co-release through Battleground Records and Annihilvs Power Electronix on October 21st; preorders and full audio samples from the album will be released in the coming weeks. In the meantime, several brief trailers for the album are playing RIGHT HERE.
LAMENT CITYSCAPE and THEOLOGIAN will perform material from Soft Tissue at this year’s Southwest Terror Fest, coinciding with the album’s release. The collective will play alongside the likes of Sumac, The Body/Full Of Hell, Kowloon Walled City, Generation Of Vipers, North, Via Vengeance, and others the opening night of the four-day gathering, Thursday October 20th.
LAMENT CITYSCAPE and THEOLOGIAN Live:
10/20/2016 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest
On Soft Tissue, LAMENT CITYSCAPE was:
Mike McClatchey – lyrics, vocals, guitars, bass, drum programming, samples
Lee M. Bartow – lyrics, vocals, synth
David Brenner – lyrics, vocals, samples, field recordings
Gretchen Heinel – additional vocals
Daniel Kauffman – synth, analog synth