Album: The Laughing Shadow
Release Date: 14/10/2022
Genres: Progressive/Doom/Stoner/Heavy Psych
Formats: Compact Disc, Digital, Vinyl
Label: WeEmptyRooms, Wantage USA (Vinyl Only), Forbidden Place Records (CD Only)
Location: Victoria, Australia
Listen to and order the album or follow DEAD and the labels below:
Forbidden Place Records Links
Wantage USA Links
A Message From The Artist
01 – Side A (20:06)
Light, Flicker, Dark
02 – Side B (18:20)
Disgraced Former Detective/Silence
The Cracking Facade
The Laughing Shadow
Jem: Drums/Metal Percussion
With: Jenny Divers: Saxophone
Recording and Mixing: Mike Deslandes(Tropical Fuck Storm//Cosmic Psychos)
Mastering: Lachlan Carrick
All art by the band
More About the Album
Australia’s DEAD return with another album that refuses to be constrained by genre boundaries. This may be their most ambitious release to date.
An inability to play live and personal hardships served as the inspiration for the release. Breaking away from their previous work the duo created two massive pieces of music that consist of a number of smaller movements. The album is intended to be listened to in full.
The release spans multiple different genres and styles, drawing inspiration from each but not quite fitting into any. These elements are expertly woven into one another to create an ever flowing and changing stream of music. The band have constructed this in such a way that it never feels disjointed or forced in its blending either.
Given that this is the band’s first fully instrumental release it might be somewhat of a shock to long time fans. Only time will tell how it will be received, but for those who appreciate quality instrumental music this may be the band’s most impressive album to date.
Listen to The Laughing Shadow and immerse yourself in almost 40 minutes of outstanding musicianship and composition.