A STORY OF RATS – Vastness and the Inverse
I’m exceedingly proud to announce that Translinguistic Other Records will be releasing Vastness and the Inverse, the new LP from Seattle dark noise/drone architects A STORY OF RATS this month.
A Story of Rats began as the the solo musical project of visual and sound artist Garek J. Druss, who also plays in Seattle-based duo Dull Knife and Portland-based TECUMSEH and Atriarch, as well as multimedia ensemble Saint Genet. Garek’s investigative work blurs the lines between sound and gesture, tangibility and time. The current lineup of ASOR also includes Andrew Crawshaw (Terminal Fuzz Terror, Broken Press) and D. Salo (Joy Wants Eternity, Saint Genet).
In 2011, our friends at Eiderdown Records released ASOR’s first LP, Thought Forms. Their second full-length, Vastness and the Inverse, will be entombed on 33RPM vinyl (limited to 300 copies) and offered up for consumption by Translinguistic Other with an official street date of March 4. Its haunting artwork was created by Druss and hand printed by Broken Press, and the record itself was recorded & mixed by Wolvserpent’s Blake Green in Seattle, WA, and mastered for vinyl by the inimitable James Plotkin. The LP comes with a download which features a bonus track, a reinterpretation of Side A’s side long dirge “Her Teeth are Nil,” remixed by Tristan Shone (Author & Punisher).
The record is available for presale now via TLO Records. An LP release show is scheduled for Thursday, February 28 at Chop Suey in Seattle with Midday Veil, Great Falls and Hekate.
A string of dates with Of The Wand and The Moon (Denmark) + King Dude have also been confirmed for late March/early April:
Tues 3/26 – Seattle, WA – The Comet
Wed 3/27 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Fri 3/29 – San Francisco, CA -The Chapel
Sat 3/30 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
Sun 3/31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Mon 4/1 – San Diego – The Casbah
Tues 4/2 – Sacramento, CA – TBA