One of the U.K.'s most promising extreme music prodigies, CAÏNA mastermind Andrew Curtis-Brignell, has completed his sophomore album, "Mourner".Following up his "Some People Fall" debut (which was preceded by two demo tapes released via Drakkar), where Brignell's bizarre take on raw uneasy avant-garde black metal took listeners for quite the trip, "Mourner" will present that much more of a challenging venture to undertake. More experimental, surreal, and uneasy, yet more dreamy, going further into the beyond, "Mourner" is an oppressive and challenging listening experience. Still having certain characteristics of its predecessor, "Mourner" sees Brignell continue to tread disjointed black metal ground, but now plays more with his sound palette by incorporating more sounds of 4AD post-rock, shoegaze, neo-folk, acoustic sing-along, and drone into this diverse mix.
"Mourner" track listing: 01. Waves Engulf a Pier
02. Hideous Gnosis
03. The Sleep of Reason
04. Constantine the Blind
05. I Reeled in Heaven
07. Requiem for Shattered Timbers
ii) Arc of Piss
iii) Ruined Shore
08. Permaneo Carmen
09. Wormwood Over Albion "Mourner" is scheduled for release late June. A sample of "Hideous Gnosis" (along with other CAÏNA samples) are available at Brignell's MySpace page.