Channeling the unearthly terror and dismally charged eeriness, heavy industrial artillery known as Lament Cityscape has been wreaking havoc since 2013. Although their sound can be categorized best with the heavy industrial umbrella, the Oakland based unit transposes the identifiers of murky sludge, post-metal, dark post-punk, avant-noise and dark ambient as well. Currently set as a four-piece, the ever-evolving experimental group was originally started off as a sludge outfit by Mike McClatchey and later had been served as a duo for the majority of the journey.
Having one LP, The Torn, a massive collaborative album, Soft Tissue, with New York blackened synth-death group THEOLOGIAN, and a slew of mini releases in their armory, the larva rock quartet has set 2020 to release a set of 3 EPs. A single concept crosses into all three EPs, each EP representing a stage in transforming oneself into something new.
The first EP of this series, entitled The New Wet, arrives on January 31st. On this three-track EP, Lament Cityscape’s focus laid on churning out more catastrophic textures and decaying cinematic atmosphere. Unlike the debut LP, which dwells primarily in the hypnotic sludge arena, the impending EP mostly embraces the apocalyptic ambiance and discordant industrial energy.
Performed by – Mike McClatchey | David Small | Seánan McCullough | Peter Layman
Recorded by Mike McClatchey at Underland Studios in Oakland, CA.
Live Drums | Additional Percussion | Additional Vocals Recorded by Ben Hirschfield at Nu-Tone Recording in Pittsburg, CA.
Mixed by Ben Hirschfield.
Cover Art by Mike McClatchey
Pre-order The New Wet: https://lamentcityscape.