The album includes the most direct and propulsive Shinoby material yet.
There is a functional connection to dance music here, honing in on the celestial bliss's human element embedded within a sound fraught with inhumanity.
The music is emotional, hostile, dark, grungy, dissenting, acidic and energetic. Mostly based on repetitive patterns, the distorted yet perfectly balanced percussion drills through the concrete warehouse walls long into the night.
The not occasional use of distortion brings the dense atmosphere to near suffocating limits.
Like life, pieces begin and end abruptly, sometimes in a harsh and jarring way.
"I frequently worry that being productive is the surest way to lull ourselves into a trance of passivity and busyness the greatest distraction from living"
proclaims the text on the back of the album sleeve,
"as we coast through our lives day after day, showing up for our obligations but being absent from our selves, mistaking the doing for the being"
insistent and persistent, Shinoby doesn't stop.
1 Celestial Bliss
2 My Dissent
3 My Dissent (Syntappella)
4 Forever More
5 Shine Of Chians
6 Making Art Amid Chaos
7 Obscure Creed
8 Days Of Despair
released May 31, 2017
Lacquer Cut By – Mike Grinser
Mastered By – Marco Pellegrino
Distributed By – Rubadub
artwork by Anita Poltronieri