Molasses Constricts The Clinostat
Release Date: 9th June 2014
Discover brand new track ‘Phi Am’-
“Two-piece bands are hard to come across nowadays – but when they do crop up you’d expect something stripped down, something minimal. This isn’t the case with Khuda, as the duo stretch out the capabilities of their guitars and drum kit to create an explosive, atmospheric demonstration of post-rock.”
This June marks the return of instrumental post-rock duo Khuda and with it the arrival of their biggest and most fully realised album Molasses Constricts The Clinostat.
The Leeds/Jyväskylä based duo have been carving out an unholy body of work since their formation in 2007; drawing on the brooding, angular influence of bands like Hella and Russian Circles and setting their sound against an imposing progressive metal backdrop. A body of music populated with astonishing, bold compositions driven by the ambition and percussive/rhythmic attack of guitarist Tom Brooke and drummer Steve Myles.
Despite the 1500 kilometre divide the separates them as individuals, together they have performed over four hundred gigs in more than thirty countries, sharing stages with the likes of Russian Circles, Mono, And So I Watch You From Afar, Torche, Caspian and Red Sparowes. It’s through these live performances that they have honed their sound into this latest offering, and without doubt it’s the closest listeners will get to experiencing Khuda live in lieu of witnessing one of their commanding shows. The dynamic opening track ‘Balduinius 1491’ showcases their meticulous approach to both post-rock performance and production mixing swells of astral guitar work, technical drumming and ominous atmospheres, all of which hint at the shape of rock to come. Where ‘Onwards Planarian’ is a moving twelve minute plus excursion into the heart of progressive exploration.
Molasses Constricts The Clinostat is Khuda’s third full-length album – 2010’s Palingenesia and 2011’s Iecava were also released on Prügelprinz Records and Field Records – and officially lands on 9th June 2014.
To stream the brand new track ‘Phi Am’ excessively via The Sleeping Shaman visit http://www.thesleepingshaman.com/news/heavy-instrumental-duo-khuda-premier-new-track-phi-am-molasses-constricts-the-clinostat-to-drop-in-june/. To preorder Molasses Constricts The Clinostat special edition on 12″ Gold on Black Screen printed sleeve visit www.khuda.bigcartel.com.
Pfingstfest | JUZ | Mannheim (D) | 08/06/2014
1. Balduinius 1491
2. Phi Am
3. Raekoja Plats
4. Beside Form, Beside Shape
5. Madzag (I Blunder)
6. Onward Planarian
– Near Shades of the 53
– Miscue Dos (Snoeck)
– Onward Planarians
Tom Brooke – Guitar
Steve Myles – Drums