While Evolve's (2007) tale was intimate, isolated and focused on man's inner struggles using maritime metaphors, Monolith (2013) is wider in its scope. Lyrical themes touches upon colonization, industrialization and the imminent gloom. Indeed not political, religious or preaching in any way - just an interesting framing for words and tones.
The essence, however, lie in the brush strokes and in the layers of the weave, in the delicate details and in the rich ambience that these aspects utter.
With Monolith (2013), the canvas is bigger and the color palette more vibrant. The end result is sometimes brigther than Evolve (2007), but at its core darker and more sinister.
Monolith (2013) is the natural progression for From Beneath Billows, stronger in its vision, while still hanging on to the characteristics of Evolve (2007).
released November 8, 2013
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