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Gorguts’ one-song EP coming in May; hear an excerpt

Posted by on February 24, 2016

gorgutspleiadesdustWe’ve known since last year that the next Gorguts release will be one track. And while just one track after 2013’s Colored Sands is a little bit of a disappointment, at least it’s not a 13 year wait for a follow-up, which was the time between 2001’s From Wisdom to Hate and Colored Sands. Now more information has come out about the release, which will be an EP titled Pleiades’ Dust. Coming out on May 13th, the title (well, only) track is over half an hour long. And thankfully, we don’t have to wait that long to hear some it, as the band is now streaming “Wandering Times,” a segment of the track, via Stereogum. Here’s Luc Lemay on that:

“As our EP ‘Pleiades’ Dust‘ consists out of a single long narrative composition, it was not written with the intention of being edited in segments. As the storyline proceeds in chapters though, I was able to isolate this part called ‘Wandering Times‘ which will give the listener a good idea of the composition aesthetics which are present throughout the whole piece.

The lyrics tell the story of the ‘House of Wisdom’, which is referring to a library that was based in Baghdad sometime between the 8th and the 13th century. There much of the intellectual activity of the Middle Age took place while Europe was stuck in the Dark ages after the fall of Rome. Many scientific discoveries were made at the time such as algebra, optics, astronomy, and many more… Without the translation movement that brought this library to life, we would have never had the Renaissance that we know. It is a story about curiosity, beautiful minds and sadly, about how man destroys great discoveries and achievements.”

Hearing the first six minutes of Pleiades’ Dust is a great introduction to the EP, and it sounds like it’s going to be a hell of an experience.

Pleiades’ Dust will be released on May 13th on Season of Mist.

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