“What you’re about to witness in this premiere is something like a throwback to the time of silent movies, even if it is a step forward into a dystopian future…” – No Clean Singing
No Clean Singing today unveils an ominous new video for “Population Compliance Attained Through The Dissemination Of A Psychotropic Agent,” the new single from North Carolina-based INTERSTITIA and New York-based GRIDFAILURE. The song is the second single from the collaborative Sunyata Ontology album, nearing June release on Pax Aeternum.
Conceptually based in a new Cold War, INTERSTITIA’s Graham Scala and GRIDFAILURE’s David Brenner merge their primary elements on the dense Sunyata Ontology. The ten-movement album envisions a disparate not-too-distant dystopian America, with military/espionage tactics, civil unrest, off-the-grid cults and militant factions, covert government police, the takeover of artificial intelligence, and the looming threat of nuclear catastrophe more realistic than ever. The signature sci-fi techno beats, structures, and electronics Scala creates with INTERSTITIA are here doused in ominous low-end tones and broken communications through an amorphous blend of GRIDFAILURE’s caustic guitar, bass, percussion, keyboards, synths, pedals, field recordings and more, with Brenner’s demoralizing vocals sporadically erupting through the sulfuric fog.
Sunyata Ontology was recorded by Graham Scala in Asheville, North Carolina and David Brenner in Valley Cottage, New York. The final mix and master was handled by Scala, and the cover art was created by Brenner with additional direction by Scala.
The psychedelic “Population Compliance Attained Through The Dissemination Of A Psychotropic Agent” video was directed and filmed by Brenner. Alongside its premiere, Scala reveals, “Dave really ran with the visual component to this album in a way I’ve never seen with anything I’ve previously been a part of. This second video expands on the fragmented menace present in the ‘Call Of The Black Hand’ video we released a few weeks ago, but adds a more concrete narrative component. Between the song title and the video content we hope this doesn’t land the viewer on some sort of government watch list, but we make no promises.”
Writes No Clean Singing with the premiere, “What you’re about to witness in this premiere is something like a throwback to the time of silent movies, even if it is a step forward into a dystopian future — though silent-movie audiences would have been horrified to see and hear this short film. The imagery is reality turned inside-out, and the music provides no real comfort, no ‘shock absorbers’ despite its viscerally compulsive movements, but instead an ultimate reinforcement of fear.”
See GRIDFAILURE & INTERSTITIA’s “Population Compliance Attained Through The Dissemination Of A Psychotropic Agent” video first at No Clean Singing RIGHT HERE.
Pax Aeternum will release Sunyata Ontology digitally on June 9th. Preorders are live at INTERSTITIA’s Bandcamp HERE and GRIDFAILURE’s Bandcamp HERE. Also watch the previously released “Call Of The Black Hand” video HERE.
Watch for additional videos/singles from Sunyata Ontology to be issued over the weeks ahead.
INTERSTITIA is the ambient, electronic, instrumental solo project of Graham Scala, also of Bleach Everything, US Christmas, Harmonic Cross, Collapse Culture, and more. Since its inception in 2019, the unit has released multiple albums, EPs, and singles, independently and through the Pax Aeternum label imprint which he co-operates. The output of INTERSTITIA is psychedelic and transportational, looping mutated techno rhythms and fried ambient textures into something immersive and disorienting.
GRIDFAILURE is the apocalyptic audiovisual solo project of David Brenner, also of Diminishing. With dozens of records and recordings released since its 2016 inception, GRIDFAILURE operates both as a solo act as well as a collaborator-heavy collective, with countless notable musicians taking part in the records and a rotating cast of live improvisers. While regularly releasing music through Nefarious Industries confirmed upcoming records for SuperNova Records, Anti-Corporate Music, Disorder Recordings, and more, a wide array of instruments, percussion, vocals, and more cast a suffocating style of dark ambient and experimental demoralization, infusing elements of jazz, world music, dark hardcore, extreme metal, and more.