L.A.’s FUTURE USSES deliver an astounding instrumental record of devastatingly heavy, oppresively slow, yet shimmery and lush sludge-paced rock, run through a filter of nightmarish psychedelia. Check out the track below!
It’s hard to believe that “The Existential Haunting“ is really a debut album… the Three-piece’s sound comes across too shrewd, too canny and too sophisticated. But while FUTURE USSES have really only played a handful of shows in their short career, main songwriter Sacha Dunable has been a member of INTRONAUT for almost 15 years, and dabbled with various doom metal projects over the years, like BEREFT (LA).
FUTURE USSES takes small elements of what those bands do and magnifies them, combining the slow-motion crushing power of doom with the atmosphere and dense harmonic tendencies of INTRONAUT.
Drums and guitar were recorded at Clearlake Audio with Josh Newell (INTRONAUT, CYNIC), Derek Donley (INTRONAUT, BEREFT) and bass with Jon Nunez (TORCHE), all in Los Angeles. Mixing was done by CONVERGE’S Kurt Ballou at God City Studio. FUTURE USSES lavish guitar sound is built around live guitar loops which presents a whole set of limitations but also virtually endless opportunities.
Sacha Dunable comments. ‘The beautiful thing about making an instrumental record is that you’re not obligated to impose any specific literal message onto the listener, but rather to concentrate on setting a vibe that can be interpreted or personified naturally through the power of their own imagination’
“This album is the end result of almost five years of rewriting, rerecording, and reconceptualizing what these songs were and what this band was going to be. With the help of my bandmates and everyone involved in the production of this album, we made something truly unique and special. Totally worth the wait, and we can’t wait to finally bring it to you in person.”
Check out the album teaser here!
FOR FANS OF:
Explosions In The Sky, Russian Circles, Sigur Ros, Pallbearer, Pelican, Sleep, Yob, Earth
Sacha Dunable – guitar • Derek Donley – drums • Dan Wilburn – bass
1. What Is Anything
2. Absolute Zero
3. Make Flowers
4. Heavenly Superperson
5. Apocalypse When Convenient
6. The Existential Haunting