Official press release:
Battleground Records has added Oakland-based Lament Cityscape to their expanding family of auditory exploration, confirming the release of the band’s impending debut LP in September.
Massive in sound and cinematic effect, the Lament Cityscape duo eschews easy classification with a broad palette of dark, noisy industrial flavor that coats the raw core of their loud and heavy sound. Slightly out of focus and grainy like a phantom in the peripheral vision, the group’s debut album, The Torn, is a piece of music that resonates with themes of duality, confusion, and contradiction as it crawls across fifty-two minutes of bleak soundscapes and thunderous percussion. The feel and atmosphere that Lament Cityscape captures on the album is reminiscent of the brooding and nebulous angst of early Godflesh, Ministry, and Swans. Each half of the group, Mike McClatchey and Sean McCullough, brings quite a different set of influences to the writing process and this clash of perspectives is evident in the music, resulting in an honest collaboration of immersive material that is urgent and compelling.
The Torn arrives on 180-gram vinyl and digital on September 8th, 2015 via Battleground Records. The album’s cover artwork and a brief trailer created by the band’s Mike McClatchey and featuring the first audio from the LP have been released. Check it out below.
Additional album details, tour dates and more on Lament Cityscape will be released in the near future.