Friday, September 21, 2012

BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS on Invisible Oranges

Invisible Oranges presents the premiere of a new Behold The Arctopus track, "Horrorsentience".

"Horrorsentience" is the almost-title track off Behold The Arctopus' second full-length, Horrorscension, set for an October 23rd release on Black Market Activities.

Horrorscension marks the debut of new Behold The Arctopus drummer Weasel Walter, a multi-instrumentalist renowned for his work under the name The Flying Luttenbachers and his widespread collaborations across the free jazz, noise, and metal genres. Walter joins founding members Colin Marston (12-string Warr guitar) and Mike Lerner (guitar). Marston is also a member of Krallice, Gorguts, and Dysrhythmia, as well as an acclaimed recording engineer whose recent credits include Kayo Dot, Jarboe, and Altar of Plagues.

Horrorscension showcases Behold The Arctopus' signature method of songcraft: all songs are composed in written form before ever being played. Despite its jaw-dropping complexity, the music is delivered with a raw, visceral attack -- something closer to punk than to the antiseptic sound of music school perfectionism all too common amongst younger technical bands. Marston has stated, "I would love it if, when people hear Horrorscension, they think 'Whoa, what the hell is going on?' rather than 'Wow, they can play their instruments well'."

Horrorscension was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Marston at his The Thousand Caves studio in Queens, NY.  The cover art is by longtime collaborator Terry Grow.