What better way to start your Monday than with yet another Everything Is Noise premiere? UK ambient post-rock quartet Sons of Alpha Centauri are set to release Buried Memories next month, having collaborated with Justin Broadrick and James Plotkin (of Godflesh and Khanate renown respectively, among others) throughout. The release also forms the second chapter in the epic journey begun by 2018’s Continuum – an equally expansive experience. Ahead of its arrival on October 13, the band have unleashed new single “War Hero” to prepare the masses – have a listen!
“Warhero”, an entirely instrumental entity, proclaims SOAC‘s return in slow-burning style. Each layer of this near ten-minute odyssey approaches like warning signs in weary headlights on a pitch black forest road: its unnerving energy worn boldly on the sleeve of its lead guitar and synth work. The pent-up frustration is tangible from the outset, with all sense of looming danger eventually crumbling in the face of mammoth distortion and drums, before the voyage fades from view at its close.
Defining the record’s ambitions, SOAC state that having entered the Continuum:
‘…the listener must now bury their memories. The darkness will envelope the listeners in this second part of their epic sprawling progressive dark rock saga.’
Buried Memories will feature “War Hero” alongside other new songs “Hitmen” and “Remembrance”, with the remaining tracks comprising ‘a series of interpretative remixes of the theme tracks’. Both Broadrick and Plotkin handle mixing duties for three songs, including a reworking of “SS Montgomery” – the single from the band’s landmark debut.
Buried Memories tracklist:
1. Hitmen (Justin K. Broadrick Mix)
2. Hitmen (Jesu Remix)
3. Hitmen (JK Flesh Remix)
4. War Hero (James Plotkin Mix)
5. Remembrance (James Plotkin Mix)
6. SS Montgomery (James Plotkin Remix)
Buried Memories will available on H42 Records from October 13 in CD, digital, and limited LP formats. You can keep yourself updated on all things related to SOAC through their website, Facebook, and Bandcamp.