Saturday, October 12, 2019

Update 2019

Just a little note on what's new in Deterior land. The last album Ring This Broken Bell has been out for a while now to no one's interest, so the next new thing is in the pipeline.

Deterior is planning on putting out its eighth full-length album probably sometime early next year. At this stage, all music and arrangements have been written, and we're in rehearsal mode. It's the usual around-six-songs, around-forty-minutes deal. Lyrics and vocals haven't been started but they're going to be in as usual this time around. Rather than the orchestral post-rock style of the last album, this one is leaning harder into the traditional sludge sound—think Primitive Circuitry but a bit crunchier.

More info to come, as it comes in.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Ring This Broken Bell

The first Deterior album in four and a half years.

It's been a long road to Ring This Broken Bell, and I'd like to thank everyone still here for sticking around to see it come out. It's been a bit of a personal struggle for me to finish, but I'm glad it's done, and I hope it was worth it for all of you.

The album is free to stream at Bandcamp. As of now the album is $1 for a high-quality digital download.

  • label: GarageMonkey Productions (GMP-035)
  • format: digital file
  • released: 19 February 2019
  • time: 45:46
  • recorded and engineered by Deterior February 2016–January 2017
  • mixed and mastered 2017–2018
  • cover photography: Santiago Sito

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Album announcement

It's time. I've spent too long sitting on Ring This Broken Bell. Official release is February 19. You can check out the preview on the Bandcamp page.
Tracklist:
  1. I Woke Up and All of Us Were Crying (9:56)
  2. To Defy and Dissent (7:21)
  3. We March as Ghosts (7:58)
  4. Ring This Broken Bell (10:12)
  5. A Hole Where the Sun Used to Be (10:19)

As usual, another drastic shift in sound and style, this time hearking more back to ye olde instrumental post-rock Deterior, but more polished and refined (at least I like to think so).

Thursday, April 5, 2018

2018 update

Hello friends. It's been a while.
It's been the usual life-getting-in-the-way excuse I always make, but rest assured (if you were curious) that Deterior is not dead. Instead I've been finding other creative (non-musical) outlets and there's been more real-life stuff going on for me lately.
Despite that, new Deterior music has actually been in the works for the last four-ish years, believe it or not. I've been working off-and-on with an album's worth of material that has actually been pretty close to being finished for a long time; it's just a matter of final polishing and a couple more recording sessions to wrap things up (vocals and horn—that will be exciting, if it works out). No more black metal this time; I've been playing around with some old styles (and new as well). It is going well, I think.
It would be nice to get it finished and released this year, although I've been telling myself that for about two years now. Maybe getting this post out there will kick me into gear.
Sorry for the radio silence. Hope to talk to you again soon.