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"Love Exchange Failure", the consuming new full-length from Odessa, Ukraine-based post-black metal collective White Ward, is out now and streaming via Debemur Morti Productions.
Doused in poise, creativity, and dynamism, with Exchange Failure, the band channels Bohren And Der Club Of Gore, composer Angelo Badalamenti, and contemporary blackened majesty into an eclectic set of visionary hymns that fuse late-night metropolitan contemplation, psychological horror, intoxicating melodicism, and primeval, animal-state ferocity. The record blends brushed drums, reverberant piano, a variety of guesting clean vocalists, and neo-noir saxophone within an architecture of first-rate contemporary misanthropic black metal.
Stream White Ward's stunning Love Exchange Failure HERE.
White Ward's Love Exchange Failure is available on CD, LP, and digital formats. For pre-orders in North America go HERE, for Europe go HERE, and for digital orders go HERE.
Following the record's release, White Ward will take on a short European tour. See all confirmed dates below.
10/13/2019 Malý Berlín - Trnava, SK
10/14/2019 Klub Močvara - Zagreb, HR
10/16/2019 Le Molotov - Marseille, FR
10/17/2019 Akut - Thun, CH
10/18/2019 Le Klub - Paris, FR w/ Borgne
10/19/2019 Into The Void Fest - Leeuwarden, NL
10/20/2019 The Pit's Bang Zoom Noise - Kortrijk, BE
10/22/2019 Vortex Surfer Musikclub - Siegen, DE
10/26/2019 Rideboy Club - Bielsko-Biala, PL
10/27/2019 Aurora - Budapest, HU
Diverse movements and tonal shifts interlink as if to mirror what the band describes as humanity's existential struggle "caused by the inability to understand who we are and what our place on this planet is;" a clash between dreamworlds and harsh reality evocative as the urban landscapes of photographer Luke Pownall used throughout the packaging. A truly essential listen, Love Exchange Failure is a record that, on repeat plays, opens up like a streetscape sinkhole to drag you into the degenerate heart of the city.
Further elaborates WHITE WARD of the offering:-
"The idea behind this album is to illustrate the artificial conditions people created to contradictory distinguish themselves to nature. Being neither a separate phenomenon nor a sustainable part of the surrounding environment, we've pushed ourselves to a constant struggle caused by the inability to understand who we are and what our place on this planet is. Conditions we create lead to a continually rising level of fear in the minds of individuals and at the same time - the lack of love. Under the term 'love' we mean not a feeling in its primitive understanding but a feature that helps us to live in harmony with ourselves, other people, and the world around.
The love exchange failure leads to an inevitable degradation and degeneration. The more hatred we push towards people around us, the deeper we fall. The blinder we are on our daily way to work, the more sufferings we leave behind. People don't have time to talk to each other. Furthermore, obsessed by desires, they don't even pay enough attention to their children, rising each new generation more exposed to mental problems. Blindness, indifference, and domestic abuse, bullying in schools, social rejection, and many other factors lead to many tragedies of mankind. Caused by individuals, they are our own crimes."
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