This album is the evolution of Kjostad's approach in every aspect, an attempt to distill 7 years of development into the project's finest work yet.
The place-based field recordings are more intimate.
The environmental explorations are more harrowing.
Hissing tape loops collide with pulsing electronics.
The noise clatters, clangs, and grinds across six tracks that investigate a violent past while anticipating an even darker future.
Warlord sounds like shallow graves on the forest floor; like cold air on a cloudless night; like thousands of years of geological cruelty distilled into brief moments.
The album builds to a climax that is either hopeful or bleak, depending on the individual listener's experience.
Warlord is a soundtrack to world's end, and to world's beginning.
1. Collapse 7:40
2. Split Hand 4:07
3. Copper Legion 7:41
4. Skull & Sinew 7:24
5. Redoubt 4:54
6. Pillagers 8:19
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