This Bright Apocalypse | Asumaya

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by This Bright Apocalypse

A polyrhythmic, multi-vocal, West African inspired, math-rock fiasco.
Genre: Rock: Post-Rock/Experimental
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1. An Elephant, A Tree
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2. Unless Tomorrow
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3. Guilt By Location (feat. Saka Boys)
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4. Messing With the Batteries
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5. Sweat and Bare Feet
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6. Able
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7. Slogans For a Savannah
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8. On Your Side
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9. All Throats
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10. Sheep in Wolf Clothes (feat. Aluta)
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11. Sankara
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Album Notes
A beast with twelve limbs and three throats, This Bright Apocalypse pillages the planet and regurgitates its sounds in a dubb-y, math-y, afrobeat-y blend of post-rock goodness.

The new album, "Asumaya," was written between 2003 and 2005, while Luke Bassuener (vocals, bass, percussion) was a Peace Corps volunteer in Northern Ghana. It's a polyrhythmic affair full of layered vocal harmonies, shifting time signatures and collaborations with Ghanaian musicians lovingly captured on a dusty old four-track. The Onion named it one of Madison's best releases of 2008 even before it was officially released.

This is only the most recent in a number of lives though for This Bright Apocalypse. From 1996-1998 the beast toddled around in its infancy. 1999-2002 saw some CDR releases, two comps (Arborvitae Records “Foreign Nationals” and Varsity Records “The Starting Line-Up”) and a handful of tours. Then in 2003 it spread forth its spawn: A proper full-length on 54 40 or Fight Records entitled “Motion and Rest.” A brief buzz was followed by hibernation (read: Peace Corps). 2006 marked the rebirth.

The future is bright. The armageddon will be well polished.


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