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Revolver is currently streaming “Basilisk – The Infinite Corpse” from Brooklyn, New York-based avant/post -metal collective VAURA. The Scott Walker-inspired new tune comes by way of the band’s impending Sables full-length, slated to drop via Profound Lore later this month.
Featuring Josh Strawn (Azar Swan) on vocals, guitar and synthesizers, Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia) on guitar, Toby Driver (Kayo Dot) on bass, and Charlie Schmid (Tombs) on drums and electronics, VAURA’s first output since 2013’s lauded The Missing engages ever more with their UK and German prog/art rock influences to grandiose and eerie effect.
Writes Revolver of the band’s latest single, “‘Basilisk – The Infinite Corpse,’ is a track that owes more to ‘80s goth and New Romantic than it does towards the frost-bitten black metal godfathers, and thankfully so. Mixing ethereal keyboards, clean vocals, and a penchant for pop songwriting, ‘Basilisk’ is eons past the worlds explored on their debut Senelion yet also right around the corner: VAURA has always been concerned with the beautiful edges of dream pop, shoegaze, and other psychedelic influences that lend itself towards the darkness and those genres related.”
Hear “Basilisk – The Infinite Corpse” alongside a lengthy statement from Josh Strawn about the track and its relation to late singer Scott Walker courtesy of Revolver at THIS LOCATION.
If you missed it, checkout previously released tracks, “The Lightless Ones” and “The Ruins (Hymne),” below.
Sables will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats via Profound Lore on April 26th. For preorders go to THIS LOCATION.
Sables serves as VAURA’s most refined and contemplative release yet. Introspective and somber, Sables finds the band shedding much of its post-metal heaviness in favor of experiments with brooding kosmische musik and the more avant-garde elements of new wave. While still retaining the distinctive and specific style carved out on the band’s first two releases — Selenelion in 2010 and the The Missing one year later — Sables is the all-vital third LP, a concise collection of meditative compositions on endings and extinctions. Brilliantly complemented by the mixing and production work of legendary UK producer Peter Walsh (Scott Walker, Peter Gabriel), VAURA has delivered their best sounding, most intricate and realized album yet.
“…while some artists choose to create genre pieces that are borderline pastiche, VAURA has always explored new territory and challenged perceptions, while at the same time creating some of the most interesting, ear-catching records this side of the spectrum.” — Post-Punk
“…a truly beautiful record and one that seems very aware of its own internal twists and turns.” — Two Guys Metal Reviews
“Beautifully progressive…” — Metal Injection on “The Ruins (Hymne)”