Right back at the beginning of this year, it seemed a sure fire thing that The Human Abstract, who put out on of our favourite releases of last year with Digital Veil, were finished, thanks to a flippant comment from bassist Henry Selva, which pointed the band not looking for a new vocalist to replace Travis Richter.

Horses were well and truly held last month though, when guitarist Dean Herrera said that what they were actually doing was taking their time, and Henry was apparently put in the naughty corner.

This has only been strengthened by the release of a live performance video for the track ‘Complex Terms‘, which is something you probably wouldn’t bother with if you were broken up, right?


The footage was recorded in Stuttgart, Germany on the band’s Never Say the N-Word Tour last year. I love the idea behind this song, which A.J. Minette explained around the time the album dropped:

“The word ‘progress’ is such a dismissive word in the worlds of art and music. It suggests that the art and music which came before is somehow less sophisticated.”

Words are interesting, but meaning is often bastardised over time.

– CG


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