LUMBAR: TRACK FROM CAVERNOUS DEBUT LP IS LIVE AT THE OBELISK
The First And Last Days Of Unwelcome, the debut LP from the trio known as LUMBAR — founded by Aaron Edge (Iamthethorn, Roareth, Rote Hexe, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth), who is joined by Mike Scheidt (YOB, VHÖL) and Tad Doyle (Tad, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth) — is due for release on Southern Lord in the UK/EU on 11 November.
The brainchild of Aaron Edge, LUMBAR came together earlier this year when he was unexpectedly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. What would be his final musical endeavor before waves of rapidly-spreading pain engulfed him and extended hospital stays became more than frequent, is now his most imperative.
The musical result is as diverse and destructive as one may expect from such a lineup, with the varied influence from this trio of musicians coalescing into seven organic and tonally oppressive movements. Ethereal ghostly passages and spacious expanses of minimalistic disharmony cone to an end in sonic obliteration through mesmerising and pulverising, as an array of distinct vocal mantras echo from the heart of it all.
The Obelisk recently set up lengthy interrogations with both Edge and Scheidt on the project, with very personal accounts of the creation of the album and the creator’s debilitating illness – also revealing the first single from the album to be publicly unveiled.
Endure the crushing swell of “Day Six” at The Obelisk via this link: http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2013/10/23/lumbar-interview-aaron-edge-mike-scheidt/
Preorders for the digital download and 12″ LP are up at Southern Lord now:
In addition to the LP version on Southern Lord, a CD version of The First And Last Days Of Unwelcome shall be released direct from the band and a cassette via Holy Mountain Music, with all of the band’s proceeds going to aid Edge’s medical expenses and treatments. In the meantime, LUMBAR launched a new webstore this week, hosting exclusive new shirts and merch items, with 18” x 24” posters and more to be added soon; check it out: http://holymountainprinting.bigcartel.com/category/lvmbar