Greetings fans of low, slow, and feedback-laden music! Today, I come bearing a special gift. Hopefully, the first half of this gift should be one you are familiar with; REZN have already blessed us once this year with an excellent monolith of a release in the form of Solace, their towering masterpiece of contemplative doom. The other half might be one which requires more introduction but not because of lack of talent. On the contract, Vinnum Sabbathi are known to fans of the cosmic, psychedelic, and ambient genres as one of the finest purveyors of space and psych rock. If you want to sample their own work before we skip on over to this collaborative release, check out their 2020 release.
Back to our quadrant galaxy though, we discover that REZN met the aforementioned Vinnum Sabbathi on tour and a fast friendship was born. To add to the beauty of that story, the two groups decided to collaborate on a release together, spawning forth the mighty Silent Future. Interestingly enough, this album is mighty in many different ways, each collected, reconfigured, and re-forged from the repertoire of both bands. In that sense, it is one of the closest knit collaborative albums I've heard, fusing both of the bands' sound into something new and, most importantly, highly enjoyable. Head on down for your first taste, ahead of the album's release tomorrow!
Oh yeah, this is the good stuff. There's a lot that I could highlight on this release but my absolute favorite has to be the first "doublet" on it, in the form of "Unknown Ancesotr" and "The Cultigen". The first track bears the indelible mark of REZN's heaviness, powered by a massive central riff. But in its outskirts run leads and ambient ideas that then come to full fruition on the dreamier "The Cultigen", shifting effortlessly into the space rock sounds that Vinnum Sabbathi are known for.
But all of these delineations, I assure you, are purely theoretical; the work itself is so well composed that it seems organic and effortless, birthing something new in its fires. Keep going into the lead single from the album, "Hypersurreal", and you'll hear how the heaviness and ambience keep blending and swimming together, complimenting and enhancing each other.
Of course this excellent release would come to us from our friends at Blues Funeral Recordings, purveyors of excellent doom, stoner, psychedelic, and everything in between, and their great series of exclusive vinyl releases, PostWax. Make sure you head on over to REZN's Bandcamp page to pre-order this beauty before it drops tomorrow; you won't regret it!