A STORY OF RATS: 'Vastness & The Inverse' Artwork Unveiled

Experimental dark noise/drone/ambient sound architects A STORY OF RATS have unveiled the entrancing artwork for the band's upcoming album, "Vastness & The Inverse".

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 ATRIARCH and TECUMSEH, 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 A STORY OF RATS also includes Andrew Crawshaw (TERMINAL FUZZ TERROR, BROKEN PRESS) and D. Salo (JOY WANTS ETERNITY, SAINT GENET).

The double LP edition of Druss' second full-length, "Vastness & The Inverse", will be entombed on 33 rpm vinyl (limited to 300 copies) and offered up for consumption by Translinguistic Other in February. Ethereal, ghostly sound compositions, buried vocals, howling winds, glittering blackness, ritualistic war drums, enveloped in fog... this is A STORY OF RATS' most complex and illuminating work yet. Its haunting artwork was created by Druss and hand printed by Broken Press. The record itself was recorded and mixed by WOLVSERPENT's Blake Green in Seattle, Washington, and mastered for vinyl by the inimitable James Plotkin.

A European tour alongside URAL UMBO (Steven Hess of LOCRIAN's project), including a handful of special festival appearances, looms on the horizon, and the American West Coast will soon be granted a visit as well.

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