Later this month, Liturgy will release its new album, The Ark Work. The 10-track effort serves as the follow-up to 2011’s breakthrough LP Aesthethica and sees the Brooklyn outfit incorporating new instruments and genres in its brand of black metal. In addition to bagpipes, strings, and MIDI horns, the record reportedly includes “cross-fertilized hardstyle beats”, “glitched re-sampling of IDM”, and “occult-orientated rap.”
Perhaps no track better captures Liturgy’s newfound experimental approach than the LP album cut “Reign Array”. An 11-minute behemoth of a track, it runs the gamut from haunting ritual incantation to unexpected bagpipe march to Dirty Projectors-like avant-pop. It’s bizarre as hell, but an interesting slice of Liturgy’s evolution nonetheless. Listen in below.
The Ark Work hits shelves on March 24th through Thrill Jockey. For more of the LP, check out “Quetzalcoatl”.
The Ark Work Tracklist:
03. Kel Valhaal
04. Follow II
06. Father Vorizen
08. Reign Array
10. Total War