Berne, Switzerland, October 8, 2020: Elusive Sound is proud to announce the release of Show Me A Dinosaur’s classic first album “Dust” for the very first time on vinyl on two stunning variants, Zarevo and Pustota Vnutri.
Explicitly a one-time pressing, “Dust” was specifically remastered for vinyl by Mikhail Kurochkin and cut from 24bit masters at 45rpm on coloured 180g double vinyl.
Zarevo is a deluxe edition limited to only 100 copies and features an exclusive art-print which is hand-numbered on the backside, and a download code for the album.
Pustota Vnutri is limited to 400 copies and includes a download code for the album.
The Zarevo edition is exclusive to the Elusive Sound webshop. A limited number of the Pustota Vnutri edition will also be available from A Thousand Arms.
The Dust Pre-order starts this Thursday, 08 October 2020 at 20:00 / 8PM CEST on https://elusive-sound.com/catalog/
One of Russia’s finest purveyors of post-rock, Show Me A Dinosaur followed their 2011 debut EP “Evolvent” – featuring their now anthemic “You Can’t Find This Place On Google Maps” – with a dense post-metal maelstrom of emotions on their first full-length album “Dust”.
Released digitally at the beginning of 2014, “Dust” is a dark, brooding masterpiece of heavy doom-laden riffs, beautiful post-rock atmospherics and stunning songwriting. This was a band in a distant land immediately making sure their name wouldn’t fade into oblivion with unforgettable tracks like “Bhopal”, “More Than 70 million lives”, “Values”, and “Drawing The Line” showcasing Show Me A Dinosaur’s ease at carrying listeners away to pure rapture.
Artem Selyugin: “Dust is primarily a kind of symbol of routine, like as it says on the Dust title track, the dust of days. The fear of being devoured by routine and everyday life, fear of the void that grows from day-to-day and cannot be filled. The whole album is a swarming of everything that scared us, the things that were the cause of our anxiety. For example, the tracks Bhopal and More with the feeling of gruesome helplessness against the destructible force of human nature”. But there is another side to it as in the song Rain. Dust also symbolises stardust and it is the construction material of everything, of life itself. So there is hope and it is all in our hands. This album is just us trying to understand life and ourselves. Just like always.
We had been writing this album since 2012 and in 2013 when then guitarist Vadim left the band the album was half-done. We tried to search for another guitarist, but after a couple of unfortunate auditions and heavy rehearsals with possible candidates I ended up taking a guitar from a friend. At the time, even though I had written some of the guitar parts for Evolvent and Dust, I was a bass player. So I took over the guitar stuff and together with Pavel, we wrote Dust and Rain very quickly and started to think about recording the album.
We knew we should try vocals, but hesitated since none of us was a good vocalist. So I tried different techniques and found the scream for Rain. For Dust it was more complicated so we decided to scream together, just to try, you know…
So before Vadim left we had DTL, Bhopal, More… ready. Values was also halfway there. After the album release and couple of “not so good shows” we asked bassist Anton from TRNA if he wanted to play with us.
Dust was a real break-through for us since it made a European tour possible. We hadn’t even thought about touring before it. We had played a couple of shows outside Saint-Petersburg, but they were nothing special. We hadn’t even been paid most of time. The European tour started with a surprising invitation to play at Devilstone. We were shocked but of course agreed and started to write thousands of emails to reach out to promoters across Europe”.