Horizons may be courted by the darkest shadows but the light of hope and better times will always shine.
The four years since the release of ‘umbra’ has seen apocalypse aspiring change and turmoil descend the world, its impact surging down to the personal and it is that theme of upheaval which inspires ‘adeus’ the new album from INDIGNU.
The Portuguese post-rock veterans have persistently explored connections between life and the world whatever the contemplations and themes of their releases but maybe no more poignantly than within ‘adeus’ given the past two years. It is this ability and imagination aligned to just as innovative composing and craft which has led the Barcelos band into the arms of major acclaim and the recognition of being one of post rock’s most daring and unique propositions.
‘adeus’ sees INDIGNU at their most intrepid and compelling within their most evocative and haunting release yet. It presents five individual soundscapes united in an exploration of the darkest moments we can find before us. It is an album “inspired by loss and distance but rooted in the desire to walk through open doors and embrace whatever life holds in store for us”, those words echoed in every second and breath of a release which is as worldly cinematic as it is intensely intimate and embracing varied sense and levels of farewell and moving on.
The album’s lead track, ‘urge decifrar no céuis’, strikingly epitomises the journey within the release; moving from the deepest pain and shadows through dramatic realisation and towards the light of hope and inspiriting possibilities while subsequently celebrating the wonder of those left behind. It as the album also marks the rich craft and imagination of INDIGNU and a fresh sensitive touch and bold maturity which has further blossomed in their songwriting and sound.
‘adeus’ is a plateau stretching moment for INDIGNU and, as numerous voices are already sharing, for post rock. It is an experience which will invite tears of memory and experience, the cathartic exploration of reflection, and the release of hope and new excitement for life; it all in the knowing company and understanding of the album itself.
Recorded at Arda Recorders, in Porto, and mastered by Birgir Jón Birgisson (the Icelandic magician behind some of Bjork’s, Sigur Rós, Alcest, and Spiritualized pieces), “adeus” is set for release on November 4th via A Thousand Arms and dunk!records.