Announcement/News

TAURUS: Psychedelic Doom Duo Set To Unleash New Full-Length

Portland-based psychedelic doom/drone duo, TAURUS, featuring Stevie Floyd of Dark Castle and Ashley Spungin, formerly of Purple Rhinestone Eagle/Negative Queen, are pleasured to unveil the details of their forthcoming new full-length, No/Thing. Recorded to two-inch tape at Portland’s Cloud City Studios by iconic sound magus Billy Anderson, No/Thing was composed throughout the Summer of 2013 and delivers five frequently terrifying avant doomscapes set within a tranquil nightmare of awkward blackened death metal riff torrents. Featuring guest vocal infiltrations by Anderson and Leviathan’s Wrest, No/Thing is a spiritually godless journey in sound, mind and body.

 

No/Thing Track Listing (song titles flow together as a parable):

1. No Thing Longing… Human Impermanence

2. Lives Long For Own

3. Set Forth On The Path Of The Infinite

4. Increase Aloneness

5. Receed

 

All music was felt by:

Stevie Floyd – guitar, vocal, Hammond organ, ukulele

Ash Spungin – drums, vocals, synth, samples

Wrest (Leviathan) – vocals (track 5)

Billy Anderson – vocals (track 4), producer, engine ear

 

No/Thing will be released independently on April 1, 2014 via TAURUS‘ official Bandcamp page and comes available in three options:

 

Record Box Set Option One:

– Wooden hand screen printed, stained and shellacked box with original Stevie Floyd art includes:

– No/Thing LP (colored vinyl), CD, download

– Life LP, CD, download (old record)

– 18″ x 24″ bleached black canvas tapestry/large backpatch

– lithograph lyric/art gold print on red linen paper

 

Record Box Set Option Two:

– Wooden hand screen printed, stained and shellacked box with original Stevie Floyd art includes:

– No/Thing LP (colored vinyl), CD, download

– 18″ x 24″ bleached black canvas tapestry/large backpatch

– lithograph lyric/art gold print on red linen paper

 

Record-Only Option Three:

– No/Thing LP (colored vinyl), CD, download

– lithograph lyric/art gold print on red linen paper

 

In related intelligence, TAURUS will bring their audio explorations overseas this Spring for a still-in-its-booking stages bout of live rituals which will include a special performance at the third annual Heavy Days In Doomtown festival in Copenhagen, Denmark. Further details to be announced in the coming weeks.

 

TAURUS defines rehearsed spontaneity; organized mathematical rhythms of the timeless organic. Their view, not of man but an abstraction. The abstract is real, the actual is invisible. It is their sense of space and time; seeing through the here and now, into the vast black deep beyond, the unchanging… Life is an interval. The cosmic process is hurrying on, crushing life back into granite and methane. The wheel constantly turns for all Life… yet all Life is temporary. All creating and recreating. Each movement so important. Each space equally as relevant. We are dust.

 

Preorder packages are currently available at THIS LOCATION. (All preorders come with an 18″ x 24″ black canvas tapestry/large backpatch.)

 

http://taurusisdust.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/TaurusIsDust

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