Mastered by Mikhail Kurochkin, cut from 24bit masters at 33rpm and featuring full artwork by renowned artist Adam Hall, “Earthcult” is now repressed on 180g+ vinyl variant edition named Smoldering Woodland.
The Smoldering Woodland edition is presented on special differing transparent, smokey and splatter vinyl, 350gsm triple gatefold outer sleeve on reverse-board with additional artwork, flood black printing on the inside of the gatefold-sleeve, hotfoiled band logo on third outside panel, black anti-static innersleeves, a 20×20 cm sized heavy weight two-sided artprint with hotfoiled logo & credits on pale grey paper and an A7 black hotfoiled inlay with handwritten download code. The Smoldering Woodland edition is limited to 200 copies. This variant will never be repressed.
“Earthcult” is the follow-up to “Lose Yourself To Find Peace”, TRNA’s phenomenal 2016 sophomore album which Elusive Sound released on vinyl in August 2017 and at the time became our fastest selling album. This incredible 3-piece from Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, creates dark fierce, powerfully evocative and overwhelming music like the destructive beauty of nature. TRNA’s incessant and untamed fury soars in ethereal dreamscapes.
“This album represents the sentiment of the unity of man and nature. The realization that our roots are entwined, that our everyday concerns feel insignificant before the vastness of the universe, nature and life itself. Living in a metropolis and endlessly socializing, we forget who we are. We lose sight of the sacred bond we have with nature, how it nourishes us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We should desperately try to restore that bond”. – TRNA
Blind error, avaricious time, adverse fortune,
Deaf envy, vile madness, jealous iniquity,
Crude heart, perverse spirit, insane audacity,
Will not be sufficient to obscure the air for me,
Will not place the veil before my eyes,
Will never bring it about that I shall not
Contemplate my beautiful Sun.
Cause, Principle, and Unity (1584)
“Ici, il y a ce souffle stupéfiant que déploient les instruments, dans des vagues impétueuses où les sons semblent toujours à deux doigts de se noyer. Dans l’emballement de la batterie, dans la furie des guitares. Mais il y a aussi cette effluve éthérée, qui survole l’ensemble. Là où la mélodie s’extirpe des réverbérations de cordes, et vient chanter par-delà la tempête sonore. Ces contrastes font toute la force et la beauté de ce disque où la musique sait se faire aussi puissamment écrasante, que magnifiquement enveloppante. Superbe”. – Totoromoon
“Their music is a crystal-clear mirror into the soul of our world. It recognizes the crumbling ruins of what once was and traverses those cracks in the surface that still allow the light to burst through from within. Their newest creation, the 4-track, 65-minute behemoth Earthcult, is a poem to the painfully dignified world around us, which silent labors to continue providing safety and sustenance while we pursue our cruelest ambitions to its utter detriment. TRNA has transitioned from an intriguing fringe artist to a legit powerhouse with an early contender for record of the year to its credit. As their sound continues to expand and mature they have truly come to define what could be for blackgaze music – a towering, swirling maelstrom of sound that offers an inviting benevolence beneath the violence of its exterior, welcoming those willing to journey within and rewarding them with a fresh and invigorating connection to a beauty we may well have thought lost”. – David Zeidler, Arctic Drones
“Earthcult” Smoldering Woodland Vinyl Edition releases Friday, November 29 at 8 PM / 20:00 CEST (Zurich).
North American and Australian customers can order from A Thousand Arms while their stock lasts