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In anticipation of its impending release next week, today New Noise Magazine offers up a stream of “Restoring Life” from instrumental post-blackened solo project Cerna. Check it out here or via the player below.
The tune comes by way of Cerna's debut of the same name. Founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2011 by Cody McCoy of ambient prog exhibitionists The Omega Experiment, Cerna is a cerebral, multi-dimensional sound expedition self-described as “a musical expression of the many elements missing in modern music today.”
"Restoring Life" was recorded in Tecumseh, Michigan with engineer Ashton Parsons and centers itself around the perpetual hardships of existence through its consuming layers of sonic darkness. At once melancholic yet nostalgic, the record delivers voiceless hymns of self-reflection, the changing seasons, and the harsh realism of love and loss.
“I recorded this album in about 10 days. I was incredibly rushed and forced to perform twelve-hour sessions on the regular,” McCoy elaborates. “It was incredibly stressful at first but as the album came together I lost track of all time and was overwhelmed with excitement. It was such a surreal feeling, hearing my music played back to me… Though I did find myself over contemplating things as well as re-writing entire sections. This would typically happen at about 5:00 am. I’m guessing it was because I was delusional, starving and exhausted. These sort of things happen when you’re sitting in a studio that long, pumping every ounce of creativity you have into a four-bar section.” More...
Domestic Genocide Records is pleased to unveil the label's latest release of sonic exploration in the form of "Restoring Life," the debut full-length from instrumental, post-blackened solo project Cerna. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2011 by Cody McCoy of ambient prog exhibitionists The Omega Experiment, CERNÁ is a multi-dimensional audio journey self-described as 'a musical expression of the many elements missing in modern music today…' Emotionally stirring by design, Restoring Life offers up a swirling vacuum of layered mysteries and cerebral soundscapes inspired by the ethereal odes of Deftones, Asylum Party, Lantlos and Súl ad Astral. 'Creating instrumental music brings a lot of opportunity to take off in melody with the array of different instruments,' notes McCoy.
"Conceptually, CERNÁ centers itself around the perpetual hurdles of existence. Restoring Life is at once melancholic yet nostalgic delivering voiceless hymns of self-reflection, the changing seasons and the harsh realism of love and loss. There is serenity in its moments of despondency; hope in its flashes of despair; happiness in its swells of misfortune… Restoring Life will be released via Domestic Genocide Records on May 28th, 2013." More...