Brutai – Born

The UK’s Brutai are setting up to release their debut album Born in just a few short weeks. Packed away on this innocuous album, whose cover art feels like a strange extension of Skyharbor’s Guiding Lights, are ten crushing tracks that will enamor listeners from beginning to end. Where Born…

*prognotes — Clipping’s Splendor & Misery, Part III: Break the Glass

And so, dear readers, we find ourselves at this, the third and final part of our prognotes analyzing clipping.’s Splendor & Misery. The last part had left us with our protagonist, Cargo 2331, embracing the life of a space pirate, cast out from both space and time in order to survive. Ducking in and out of the “normal” universe, he wages war against foreign, pale “gods”, an alien race taking advantage of humanity’s hypersleep technology to rule the galaxy. Stranded, he uses the selfsame technology to remain constantly out of their reach. In the process, he leaves his sanity, his genealogy and his life hanging in the bright glow of the ship’s fusion engines which, possibly unbeknownst to him, loves him dearly. Thus, the two are outcasts in the deepest senses of the word; they are not merely unwanted but also unable to return should they desire to.