Cvlt Nation is hosting the premiere of “Men Come Hunting,” the lead single from Oakland, California-based ambient-electronic folk project FYRHTU, and their expansive debut, No More Days In The Light. The band, formed in the past year by members of Vastum, Hammers of Misfortune, Cardinal Wyrm, and more, will release the album in early November.
FYRHTU is the genre-defying mystical musical duo of multi-instrumentalists and co-vocalists Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Hammers Of Misfortune, Ionophore) and Nathan A. Verrill (Cardinal Wyrm). Self-produced by Abdul-Rauf and Verrill, with cover artwork by Verrill, No More Days In The Light was mastered by Myles Boisen of Headless Buddha Mastering.
With the new single, Verrill offers, “‘Men Come Hunting’ stirs and swats at the mists of our waking nightmares, looking for a footpath through this land of hungry ghosts. It is possibly a prophecy or maybe it is a horror movie trip through an artisan-crafted hall of mirrors. Sending big feels and selfies from the latest Apocalypse. Casting out a warning against entering into another suicidal embrace.”
Stream FYRHTU’s “Men Come Hunting” at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.
No More Days In The Light will see digital release through FYRHTU with a limited run of 100 cassettes through Black Horizons on November 8th. Digital preorders are live at Bandcamp HERE.
Watch for additional audio previews and more to post in the days ahead.
FYRHTU will be selling the album a week ahead of its street date at a hometown record release show on November 2nd, where they’ll be joined by Barren Altar, Eye Of Nix, and Exulansis. Watch for additional live dates to be posted.
11/02/2019 ProArts Gallery & Commons – Oakland, CA *release show w/ Barren Altar, Eye Of Nix, Exulansis [info]
FYRHTU wields a wide variety of layered analog and digital synths, Eastern and Western folk singing and breathing techniques, ambient-electronic textures, and rhythms to forge a timeless and otherworldly soundscape. Their debut, No More Days In The Light, transports the listener through many moods and spaces. Classic compositions are seamlessly interwoven with experimental live improvisations. No two songs sound alike, yet a consistent spirit is felt, as when the hair stands up on the back of your neck while a ghost glides through your darkness.
FYRHTU has also completed a collaborative album with Gridfailure for release in early 2020 and has other recordings in the planning or constructing phases.