Seminal hardcore band La Dispute have released an early preview of their forthcoming album Panorama (officially out March 22nd) via an immersive desktop game experience. Developed by Joost Eggermont and Jorrit De Vries with creative direction from band member Adam Vass the game transports users to a geometric world with intense landscapes and scenery. Then greeted by 3 polygonal figures, the listener guides the figures through a unique landscape reflecting each track. The game is free with the option to pay what you want as a donation to The Trevor Project; the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention serves to lesbian, gay. bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.
La Dispute has maintained the same attitude they started with since the formed in 2004. They are a band figuring out how to live meaningfully while also trying to make meaningful art without compromise. Panorama, then, is another chapter in a discography that tells everyday stories in a remarkable way. It takes you deep within the heart of the world we live in, which may not always be a comfortable or comforting place to be, but at the very least it’s a reminder that we’re not there alone.
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The ‘Pay As Like’ page album and immersaive game access is here