Burning World records is proud to present a new release looming large on the horizon. Slow Day from doomgazers Gena from Russia will be released digitally today and on limited edition vinyl in September 2018.
Don’t know what doomgaze is? We did not either till we read the article below in Arctic Drones in which next to Gena The Angelic Process, Planning for A burial and Jesu are also featured. Here’s their definition of doomgaze:
Doomgaze is a crossover subgenre fusing deliberately paced, heavy and repetitive doom drones and mellower shoegaze layers. The style is typically defined by a heavy emphasis on atmosphere and an extensive use of reverb, distortion and feedback.
They describe Gena as follows:
No one can question the power that Gena capture on their recordings, and the first song on their 2015 album Slow Day attests to that. “Past” is perhaps one of the best intro songs in this genre, and it’s undeniable grandiosity will lock you in for the rest of the album. True to the name, the songs keep to slow tempos while doom-filled guitars crash against the droning undertones. While some lean toward instrumental bands in this realm of music, the vocals Gena present fit the aesthetic perfectly.
Each song is a new concept, giving forth new ideas and various genre blends like post-metal and shoegaze while keeping the overall vibe of doom and gloom. This album should be a go-to for people looking to experience more in this realm of music, especially as it represents the genre well whilst simultaneously distinguishing its own distinct “Gena” sound.
- Full article here: GAZING INTO THE VOID: AN INTRODUCTORY GUIDE TO DOOMGAZE.
- Listen to the album on Bandcamp: Gena Slow Day (2018 master by James Plotkin).
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