what you reap is what you sowed it¹s not in the nature of
things to let it flow rip threefold with this word as law threefold with the
world as law open up reverse an open heart can only shine reverse what you
reap is what you sowed it¹s not in the nature of things to let it flow we
spread our fears forgetting the unseen wires on which we all hang on and we
spread we bleed all over and we can¹t wait to infect all those coming next
Following the vinyl reissue of their classic debut album Leftovers last year, Hummus Records brings back another seminal release from Swiss irreverent noise aggressors Knut, this time their fourth album Terraformer.
Available on vinyl starting today, Terraformer was originally released in 2005 on Hydra Head Records and Conspiracy Records, and saw Knut challenging themselves by blurring the lines of musical genres with a stunning combination of metal, noise and hardcore.
Ironically, the album almost didn't happen as Knut nearly imploded following the release of their third album Challenger, and several tours with Isis, Keelhaul, 5ive’s Continuum Research Project, also sharing stage with Pelican, Mastodon and even Motörhead. All four members decided to take some time off the road and focus on other projects and as result, the four-piece reemerged with a reinvigorated sense of aggression that contrasted nicely with their growing tendency to incorporate some expansive, trance-inducing drones.
The band recaps the story behind the creation of Terraformer: «vocalist-lyricist Didier came up with the title watching a documentary about the prospect of terraforming Mars while visiting our mates of Conspiracy Records, our European label based in Antwerp, Belgium. It sounded really stupid to colonize a distant and inhospitable planet while we were busy destroying our own blue home.» A concept took form, with songtitles Genoa, Fallujah, Seattle, Kyoto, Davos establishing «a psychogeographic mapping of power centres and meeting places and from there a soundtrack to the uprisings and protests against G7», as one reviewer would accurately put it.
«In November 2004, we reconvened in a basement – our friends Nostromo's rehearsal space – with Jerome Pellegrini, to demo a bunch of tracks. Instruments were often traded, a lot of knob-twiddling took place in a giant cloud of smoke, and a future recruit came to lay down a few parts. By the end of the week-end, the demo had become an album. And as the direct-to-disk machine used for the recording unfortunately crashed during backup (irony strikes again), there was no coming back or further mixing possible. Fuck it. At this stage, it was a vibe over perfection.»
supported by 7 fans who also own “Terraformer (Remastered - 2021)”
Amenra as a musical entity are kind of an almost spiritual touchpoint for me. Mass V makes me really reflect and takes me on a tour inside my thoughts. You can really feel the power of these songs in every note. Cannot wait for the new album in 2021. bcb723