YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN: Dirt

Dirt

YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN

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  • Release Date 23 March 2018
  • In Stock
Code
PAPER109LP
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Paper Bag

There’s a whole world contained within Yamantaka // Sonic Titan. They’re a Noh-Wave prog collective, a black-and-white (and sometimes red) theatre company, an operatic psych cult, and the speculative prophets of humanity’s impending doom. Above it all, though, they’re a thunderous rock band, and on their third album, DIRT, they’re the heaviest they’ve ever been.

DIRT is the band’s first album since 2013’s UZU, their second straight to be shortlisted for the Polaris Prize as one of the best Canadian albums of the year. But the gap between albums hasn’t been a hiatus. Instead, the group hunkered down in the studio composing the mostlyinstrumental score to the DrinkBox Studios video game Severed, along with members of the Canadian-Filipina gong group Pantayo. They emerged with new elements to heighten and distort into their already far-reaching sound, which combines and tornadoes Asian diasporic and Indigenous influences and perspectives.

Tracklist
1 Karonhiake  
2 Someplace  
3 Dark Waters  
4 Yandere  
5 The Decay  
6 Beast  
7 Hungry Ghost  
8 Dirt  
9 Tawine  
10 Out Of Time