[TLO11] Hazy, ethereal vocals and slow-building keyboard drones adorn spare, funereal drums on the latest full-length from A Story of Rats, the brainchild of Seattle-based multimedia artist Garek J. Druss. Vastness is Druss’s twelfth release as ASOR—including one previous full-length LP—and the first to incorporate live drums, performed by Andrew Crawshaw.
Recorded and mixed by Blake Green and mastered by James Plotkin. Featuring original artwork by Druss, hand screened by Crawshaw at Broken Press.
Edition of 300 LPs with download card. Digital download includes an exclusive remix of “Her Teeth are Nil” by AUTHOR & PUNISHER.
“Vastness and the Inverse … is a crushing display of how heavy music can be without strictly being metal.”
“A STORY OF RATS deposit you in a cavernous, labyrinthine landscape which they lead you through with torchbearing hands over the course of two long pieces…Working with synth, vocals and drums primarily, the trio create so much with so little. There’s a mastery of atmosphere on this album. ”
Tags: a story of rats, ambient, ASOR, black metal, dark, drone