I first came to know of Implodes when my old pal and founding member Matt Jencik sent me a link to check out their original demo a few years ago. The lush forest of fuzz, reverb, and delay was something I was immediately drawn to, and it’s been wonderful watching them evolve as a band through their two full-length releases with Kranky Records, Black Earth in 2011 and Recurring Dream in 2013.
In 2015 I am honored to work with Matt (live bassist for Slint and Papa M), Ken Camden (who has two solo albums on Kranky), Emily Elhaj (of Angel Olsen’s band and of Chicago band Mayor Daley), and Justin Rathell (of Chicago band El Mejor) to release a new 12″ EP containing two unreleased tracks from the Recurring Dream sessions with two newly recorded tracks. Although the works originate from different recording sessions these songs mesh beautifully, forming an overall warmth that travels through the group’s signature forest of dense fuzz. A weaving river of somber rhythms and subtle melodies makes the songs blissfully easy to latch on to while they remain deeply rooted in the worlds of drone and ambient.
Reverser will be presented as a 45 rpm 12″ with a download code included. The album was mastered by Chicago Mastering service and pressed by Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, OH. It is limited to 375 copies on black, purple, and golden yellow vinyl.
The music on Rheia works in tandem with the lyrics to paint a picture of love and hate overlapped, and the effort to reconcile the two. This is an astounding work that forced me through that process, from resignation to resistance to resolution and acceptance.
I think this album would be a pretty good intro to black metal for someone who might listen to rock but is wary of taking the plunge! There's a really nice variety of clean and harsh vocals and harder and softer tracks here. menee
Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle are not playing opposites, nor even allies on this record. They are constantly swapping roles and spotlights. At times, Rundle leads while Thou backs. At others, Thou is center stage. It's a magnificent, ego-less union. felixwav
I am floating in your music. If I had to describe determination, genius, honesty, devotion, soul and pure feeling to a Mars resident, I would play this record. Dziękuję z całego serca za muzykę !!
Indeed the riff in II 1:29.... wow. moax-j