Cut from 24-bit masters at 33RPM and mastered by Mikhail Kurochkin, the Earthcult vinyl release features full artwork by renowned painter Adam Hall. “Earthcult” will be available on three double vinyl 180g+ vinyl variant editions named Emerald Forest, Luminous Mist and Trees Born Of Fire. None shall ever be repressed.
The Emerald Forest and Luminous Mist editions are presented on special double A Side – B Side with 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 Emerald Forest edition is limited to 150 copies and the Luminous Mist edition is exclusive to the Elusive Sound official shop and limited to 100 copies.
Trees Born Of Fire is a deluxe numbered limited edition of 50 copies presented on special differing double A Side – B Side with 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. It comes in a passepartout sleeve conceptualised by Elusive Sound and 100% produced by a local family-owned Swiss business. It features additional exclusive artwork printed and laminated in special cellophane, framed on the front with album title letterpressed in black foil. It has special machine-numbering letterpressed in black foil on the back (1-50 / 50) and is handmade by Buchbinderei Ruf AG, Bern. It is a unique heavyweight, exceptional quality item made from carton, heavyweight paper and buckram and features a special flat cotton strip to allow for easy removal of the gatefold sleeve. The Trees Born Of Fire deluxe edition is exclusive to the Elusive Sound Official Shop.
“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” Vinyl Pre-Order starts Friday, October 1 at 8 PM / 20:00 CEST (Zurich). The release will be on November 1, 2019.
North American and Australian customers can pre-order the Emerald Forest edition from A Thousand Arms while their stock lasts.