March 4th 2023
Explosive manifestations of heavy prog and post-doom are waiting to be discovered in ARRVIER’s new album Azimuth. Landing on March 4th, 2023, the album delivers a thrilling narrative of a protagonist facing internal turmoil. Following the release of their 2020 single “Holy Glow”, Azimuth sees the Chicago based ARRIVER enhance their experimental approach.
The music on this album and its story were largely created under pandemic conditions in states of isolation and confinement. While it isn’t directly about that experience, Azimuth naturally reflects these circumstances. Opening with “Reenactor”, the narrative begins with the protagonist coming to terms with his actions and the resulting corruption of his legacy. Immersive textures with a touch of dissonance bring to life the complex and contradictory moods that run through the track. Dominant bass, demonic harsh vocals and soaring melodies deliver a dynamic soundscape. Wrestling with complex emotions, ARRIVER portrays the darker side to the human experience without the neat and tidy resolution. “None More Unknown” reveals that while in many respects the protagonist emerges victorious, his personal demons cannot be evaded, and the personal losses are not worth the obtained gains. The vastness of their sound and balance of light and dark results in a profound conclusion.
ARRIVER fuse heavy tones with progressive composition and differing instrumental textures to produce a captivating listening experience. The quartet artfully depict their haunting tale with such deep feeling; in Azimuth they unveil the shadowy gloom.
Joe Kaplan – drums, percussion
Dan MacAdam – electric guitar, 12 string electric guitar, backing vocals
Dan Sullivan – vocals, electric guitar, baritone and acoustic guitars
Rob Sullivan – vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer
Additional recording by Rob Bochnik and Dan Sullivan.
Mixed by Sanford Parker at Hypercube, Chicago IL.
Mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service.
Artwork by Dan MacAdam
All music and lyrics composed and performed by ARRIVER copyright 2022.
ARRIVER – Only On
ARRIVER – Holy Glow
ARRIVER – URSa
ARRIVER – Liquidators
Band/Artist location – Chicago Illinois
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