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Gauchiste Releases New Video Clip

Ambient act Gauchiste has released a new music video for the song "Viols," which can be viewed below. The song comes from the self-titled Gauchiste album released earlier this year. "Viols" was shot by Tracy Keats Wilson and Kenneth Close at Little Black Cloud Records. Tracy commented:

"Our goal was to create something that wasn't filled with stereotypical images typically associated with heavy music. The idea was to study our surroundings and discover the weight, beauty, and unearth darkness in surprising places like delicate orchidaceae that upon closer investigation look monstrous and erotic or a simple swinging rope curled accidentally like a noose."

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Gauchiste Offering Free Download Of "Viols"

Metalunderground.com has teamed up with ambient act Gauchiste to offer a stream and exclusive download of the new song "Viols" via the player below. "Viols" is the opening track taken off the band's upcoming debut self-titled album, which is set to drop on January 17th, 2012 through Little Black Cloud Records.

"I think of Gauchiste as setting a mood for an abstract form of storytelling, a kind of lighting or fog that proliferates throughout a room. It's more like horror meditations," says Tannon Penland (Loincloth), one-third of the trio Gauchiste.

"Gauchiste" was mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Scorn, Lotus Eaters) who has worked with such acts as Sunn O))), Earth, and Goslings.

Says Tannon, "The idea of Gauchiste came to be out of a shared love of oppressively heavy music and abstract minimalist forms that moved us to ask the question 'How can we play with and communicate sonically the otherness or peripheral spaces in these worlds, that which hovers above them and around them?' We all love metal in our own way. I imagine some will hear Gauchiste as an extension of black metal, but it isn't at all. Metal in general is only a very small part of the end result."


Download an MP3 of "Viols" here (right-click and "Save Target As")

The album's complete track listing is as follows:

1. Viols
2. When We Are Gone
3. Choeur I
4. The Light is Alone
5. Choeur II
6. Autist Hammer
7. Stop Believin

For more details on Gauchiste, check out the band's Facebook profile here.

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Gauchiste To Release Self-Titled Album

"I think of Gauchiste as setting a mood for an abstract form of storytelling, a kind of lighting or fog that proliferates throughout a room. It's more like horror meditations," says Tannon Penland (Loincloth), one-third of the trio Gauchiste, which is set to release a self-titled debut album via Little Black Cloud Records on January 17th, 2012.

The release will be available digitally and physical products are limited to 100 records and 100 CDs, each of which comes in its own unique, specially designed packaging. "Gauchiste" was mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Scorn, Lotus Eaters) who has worked with such acts as Sunn O))), Earth, and Goslings.

Says Tannon, "The idea of Gauchiste came to be out of a shared love of oppressively heavy music and abstract minimalist forms that moved us to ask the question 'How can we play with and communicate sonically the otherness or peripheral spaces in these worlds, that which hovers above them and around them?' We all love metal in our own way. I imagine some will hear Gauchiste as an extension of black metal, but it isn't at all. Metal in general is only a very small part of the end result." More...

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