Italian post-rock act Ginkgo Dawn Shock have announced their new album, “Inward | Flare”, that will be available in physical and digital format on March 8th 2019 via This Is Core!
About the new album the band says:
“The foundations and sonic choices of the first album ‘Heed’ were the starting point for the construction of a new vision, no longer referring to precise images of the genre, but rather as spontaneous and heterogeneous as possible. In this way, the keystone becomes instinct. Hit hard, reflect, hit hard again and then let yourself go in the chaos of environments opposed to simplicity. There is no safe world in which take refuge. Only the sounds and the total fury of four synchronized minds in front of an asynchronous scenario.
Looking for the order by shattering the mirrors with their own reflections. And we tried to describe this strange struggle also through the contents. Every single track that composes the album puts the listener in front of a categorical imperative: it requires him to give everything of himself during the experience, to become vulnerable during the path and to embrace the sonic message as “conditio sine qua non” to establish an experience as important as it is intimate, otherwise it is better to give up. It asks you to do something else. Every single track.
Nothing of the deafening daily noise on the surface transpires in the silence of a mind that digs deep, waiting to be submerged by a blinding flow of energy that is both burning and irrepressible as painful as it is indispensable. All this translates into both a shock therapy and an urgency related to the passing of time, to changing of shapes and ideas but can be seen also as an invitation not to stay too far behind the invisible barriers that each of us has built at least once in life to escape from ourselves first, rather than from the surrounding world”.
Ginkgo Dawn Shock deal in volatile, unstable and erratic music. An album that leans heavily towards a post-rock sound but is less flowing and more disjointed then the traditional. The band aim to keep you guessing at just what comes next throughout the ten tracks of Inward | Flare and it works for the most part.
Don’t let that description make you think Ginkgo Dawn Shock are lacking in post-heavy rhythm because that’s not the case. Sadcasm deals in unconventional riffs and melodies while clean and clear vocals ring out before Klys delivers a peculiar but very appealing sound. The latter is a little more catchy and noteworthy.
Both those tracks can’t hold a candle to the absolute power-show that is Mankerat though. A track that bristles with energy as it forces a much more compact sound out leading to an unruly segment that impresses.
Kyrie then offers a short breather before Yedinyy sees Ginkgo Dawn Shock show off a little bit of progressiveness in the guitars. Breaking apart any idea of what conventional post can be to a distressing level.
They follow up that with the tormented melody that increases in tempo of Glacier, the temperamental Solar and the luminescence of Allistee. The latter is a welcome brightness as the penultimate sadness of Ljos washes over before No Summer in Ohio closes the album in dazzling post-rock style.
Ginkgo Dawn Shock – Inward | Flare Full Track Listing:
10. No Summer In Ohio
News and updates regarding the release can be found over on the band’s Facebook Page.
Ginkgo Dawn Shock - Inward | Flare (This is Core)
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