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Liturgy, Locrian, Yvette, Trevor de Brauw Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard Recommended Image

When: Sat., July 18, 9 p.m. 2015

This semilocal trio of Andre Foisy, Terence Hannum (who lives in Baltimore), and Steve Hess have calmed down since their frenzy of releases during the late-00s. Now their output is so carefully crafted that a new Locrian record is really something to look forward to. Always hard to classify, they’ve straddled the great four-corner area between drone, metal, industrial, and noise for years now, gradually churning the soil in that plot till it turns into a new and unexplored piece of land altogether. Their sixth full-length, the new Infinite Dissolution (Relapse), was two years in the making, and that time investment pays off. A concept album inspired in part by The Sixth Extinction, New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert’s book on climate change and mass destruction, the work is certainly ominous and sinister and cinematic—an elegy not just for the human species but for the others we’ll take down with us as Mother Nature wreaks her terrible vengeance. And as one can imagine, Infinite Dissolution is also not easy listening—but it’s not unrelentingly brutal either. Sweet ambient interludes permeate the overall structure, and every element builds on each small detail in fascinating ways. —Monica Kendrick

Price: $10