Ides Of Gemini Reveals "Old World New Wave" Album Details
Ethereal doom trio Ides of Gemini is preparing to unveil sophomore offering, "Old World New Wave," via Neurot Recordings digitally and on vinyl via SIGE Records on September 16th, 2014.
Ides of Gemini features guitarist Jason Bennett, drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson, and the haunting vocal prowess of singer/bassist Sera Timms, also of Los Angeles dark-psych conjurors Black Mare. The follow-up to the band's 2012 "Constantinople" debut was recorded at Valley Recording in Burbank, California, engineered and mixed by Chris Rakestraw (Danzig), mastered by Grammy award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer) and boasts the hand-drawn cover art of Johnston-Gibson.
Comments Sera Timms of the offering, "For Old World New Wave we all really coalesced as a band, and were able to work off one another's strengths. J came up with the basic concept and musical framework of the album, and Kelly and I gave it form and identity. For me, my own personal musical identity, taste, preferences etc. were eclipsed by the power of the music which worked as an animate force unto itself -- so much so that I cannot listen to any of it objectively, or tell you if it's good or bad, but I can tell you that it's distinctively Ides of Gemini."
Adds Johnston-Gibson of the images surrounding the record, "The artwork is an interpretation of Sera's lyrical narrative, which carries over themes from Constantinople, as well as symbolic of transformations experienced by us as individuals and inevitably as a band. The minimalist, direct style of the cover and accompanying illustrations is indicative of our energies combined to create one clear, singular force, as experienced through the music, while the visual content has more to do with the story: essentially a conflict between opposing energies leading to destruction, therefore allowing a clean slate for integration of opposites into a resurrected whole."
The track listing is:
1. Black Door
2. The Chalice & The Blade
3. Seer Of Circassia
4. White Hart
5. May 22, 1453
6. The Adversary
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