On the winter solstice (December 21st), heavy industrial collective Lament Cityscape drops, The Old Wet, the final chapter of their Wet EP trilogy.
“‘The Old Wet’ is really the accepting and embracing of a new form or role. ‘The New Wet’ and ‘The Pulsing Wet ’were both fighting against, and fearing, the inevitable transition,” informs Mike McClatchey, the architect of the Buffalo, WY-based unit.
Initially started off as a sludge unit by Mike McClatchey in 2013, Lament Cityscape would later gradually turn into a heavy industrial artillery, channeling unearthly terror and dismally charged eeriness. 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, Lament Cityscape continued the majority of the journey as a duo.
Lament Cityscape enters a drearier and more enigmatic trajectory with the upcoming EP, The Old Wet. Grappling with different low and lurching tones, ambient rumbles, hypnotic hymns, and decomposing textures throughout the three tracks, the ever-evolving experimental industrial act ends a chapter and opens a new door at the same time.
Performed by Mike McClatchey | David Small | Seánan McCullough | Peter Layman | Lee Bartow.
Recorded and mixed by Mike McClatchey at Underland Studios in Oakland, CA and Buffalo, WY.
Live Drums and Additional Percussion Recorded by Ben Hirschfield at Nu-Tone Recording in Pittsburg, CA.
Mastered by Zach Weeks at God City Recording Studio in Salem, MA.
Cover Art by Mike McClatchey.
Lament Cityscape Live Lineup:
Mike McClatchey | Seánan McCullough | Peter Layman | Jim Willig