Formless Abyss


When not enthralled to the cosmos, Wild Rocket call Dublin, Ireland home. It is from this base that their new record Formless Abyss emanates. This, their third transmission as a musical unit, features three long form pieces of swirling intensity brought to you by Riot Season Records. As a confluence of ideas and methods, Wild Rocket endeavor to interpret the subtle signals of the universe -- the interplanetary vibrations -- and present them as brash manifestations of sound. Scientists and shamans alike have endeavored to interpret the universal whispers, to elucidate meaning from the measurable and the sensible. It is known that to measure and interpret is to alter and color those signals and this is what drives the development of Wild Rocket's sound and interpretation. Formless Abyss showcases the band's unflinching pummeling style, drifting from repetitive blows to unhinged swirls of din yet always remaining innately infectious and perhaps surprisingly danceable. The record is presented as a continuous piece in three parts. The title track "A Formless Abyss" appears here for the first time in recorded form -- a behemoth of a tune which builds around a drone, joined by dual drums and minimal bass locked into a repetitive groove. A groove that is slowly expanded via multiple guitars and synthesis. Vocals eventually join at just the right moment imploring the listener to "leave your criticisms down" and realize "we're all equal now" in the formless abyss or the place between worlds where our earthly preoccupation with human differences are meaningless. The second track "Interplanetary Vibrations" may seem familiar to some in a simpler form. The expanded line-up and extended development of the core theme brings a new interpretation and experience that is more than worthwhile. The track's vocals juxtapose the hybrid Germanic language of English with the ancient native Irish language of Gaeilge. Both used to promote meaning and interpretation of the interplanetary vibrations felt by all. The track features large dynamic shifts and changes of pace, culminating in a wash of smashed gongs and distorted guitars. The final track "Future Echoes" is a doom/kraut juggernaut coming in at just under twenty minutes. Are we doomed to repeat the mistakes of previous civilizations over and over, or can we find the cracks of light that echo through and show us a new way forward? Seaweed green vinyl; includes download code; edition of 300.