Immersion Trench Reverie

by Yellow Eyes

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whatisthis8175 The sheer rawness of this album makes it so unique and enjoyable, and the field recordings just round it out to be all I want and more.
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Aleks Tengesdal I have rarely heard this depth of complexity and interwoven musical ideas in a metal band, let alone a black metal band. As Tolkien wrote of Fairy Tale: the Artist sub-creates a world for others to inhabit. That world nourishes and inspires. I enjoy entering this world very much.
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psychicpain This album is unrelenting, save for the interstitial field recordings. This is not to say the album is exclusively punishing. There are a handful of guitar melodies that are so beautifully constructed they will haunt me for the rest of my life. A massive achievement. Favorite track: Jubilat.
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released October 20, 2017

With Immersion Trench Reverie, the seventh release from Yellow Eyes, the band pushes their delirious sound into new territory.

Recorded to tape in the same Connecticut cabin that was used for Sick With Bloom (and other Yellow Eyes releases), Immersion Trench Reverie brims with a familiar shimmering resonance, but infused throughout is an aura of something else— shortly before the early springtime recording of the album, brothers Will and Sam Skarstad returned home from a month in Siberia, bringing with them field recordings and a new sense of exigency in their songwriting. The result is the most complex, pummeling Yellow Eyes album thus far, framed with the sounds of Siberia in the winter: flat bells, wild dogs, and the close-harmony singing of a town’s women's choir. And so the hallucinatory melancholy of Yellow Eyes is cast in strange new light.

The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by the band and features M. Rekevics on drums (Fell Voices, Vanum, Vilkacis, Vorde), Alex DeMaria on bass (Anicon, Obaku), Sam Skarstad on guitar, and Will Skarstad on guitar and vocals (Ustalost, Sanguine Eagle, Vilkacis).

Immersion Trench Reverie will be available October 20th on CD, digital, and LP via Gilead Media and Tape via Sibir Records.

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Track Name: Old Alpine Pang
Barely heard
A moan drifts up
From a lower world
The scent of wet ice
Either a cattle farm
Great mundane pleas from moonlit vats
Of mud
Some stirring of the blood
Old alpine pang

Or a crevice wail
Broken leg song
Lichen undernail
A life of skin
A blue so dark he will go blind

A moan drifts up
Bile on the breath of spring
A silent swiss funicular
On unlit rails
Passes through dense wood smoothly
Crosses the meadow
And finds me
Through a gap between the molding
And the pane
Track Name: Blue as Blue
Blue as blue
As oil paint
As trim around the cedar door
He touched the ceiling in his helicopter
Once a day
And made it to his cedar bed
Exalted, bald
And keening like a royal bird
That nobody should see him anymore

The dark flash of an airplane on the sun
Crickets pulled a midday thread
Behind his ears
And made it bright

The crops ballooned and split
Untouched
Red tubes and seeds
Black paper
Blue as blue
As oil paint
As damselflies below the cedar floor
Track Name: Shrillness in the Heated Grass
The day’s lung held full
Shrillness in the heated grass
Collapsing on his hunting stool
Seed shells like a radiance
The oligarch flanks his tent
Salted thistle in his throat

To the family
Keep the mansion dark and
Full of leaves
For this
Nest against the tent
The day’s lung held full
Shrillness in the heated grass
Was where the ghosts lined up
The physics of the carpet pain
The coldest depth along the stream
The darkest blue above the ridge

Collapsing on his hunting stool
Seed shells like a radiance
But how the day refused to breathe
Track Name: Velvet on the Horns
Overnight
Or was it not
Green ragged cloth had fallen
On the path
The way I took had velvet on the horns

I peered straight through
And saw the shrinking frame
Collapse and bloom
And choke on its vast ornate teeth
I would cry out
If it were not so late

I do not remember you
Perfect sphere
Chlorine smell
Painting that was damaged in the hold

Imagine that a propane tank
When squarely struck
Becomes a bell
Yet huddles by the driveway in the cold
Track Name: Immersion Trench Reverie
Forgot the dream that led me to the cane
But how the rattle tempts me
Wide and scraping
Sit and dry
Make mica on your skin
Divide your forearm
Like a stack of yellow news
Muscovite sheath
Thick billfold fray
New glinting slots the sun can breach

The cane flares open
Just before a hill
I see the bronze plate water
Gleaming
Flawed like pollen settled and was cast
A spectrum frozen flat
Upon the gleam

Now gold has turned to black
Frogs pierce the ear
I’m in the cane
Forgot the dream that led me here
Track Name: Jubilat
Born in the shade
I know what I am
Hard head brimming with pine and gold
The shade
Like mud in a river fish
Cannot be rinsed away
A breeze in the dark room

I know what the field mouse
Startled
Split with a scythe
Knew of his own blood
In the tear to the bright edge

When the strange tree that catches the
Eye among all others
Moves in a trance
In almost no wind
Some fatal grain undone
I know what I am