The long-awaited, sonically vast Suspended in Reflections LP will be released August 24th via Pelagic Records, and in the meantime, Ancestors is sharing the album opener “Gone”.
The track, following the previously released album closer “The Warm Glow,” gives a true sense of melancholy from its heavy riffs and melodic instrumental passages, rounded out with a touch of synthesizer; another step forward for the consistently boundary-pushing, genre-warping band.
Hailing from Los Angeles, the now-three-piece Ancestors create mighty, modern soundscapes, taking their time in writing their fifth album, and first with Daniel Pouliot (Horse the Band, Silver Snakes). Explains guitarist and vocalist Justin Maranga, “The most important change was the removal of ego from the writing and recording process. We tried to step out from behind our respective instruments to write the best album we could. We made a beautiful record as a team.”
Indeed, the band steps out from the expected; proggy strings (“Into the Fall”) and jazzy bass lines (“Release”) prove that the three piece is not confirmed to any specific genre of music. The use of an Aeolian-Skinner church organ, however – an instrument with close to 1,941 pipes – woven throughout the album, is proof that these excursions are not blind experiments, but landmarks of a sonic path that this band has carefully chosen.
2. Through a Window
3. Lying in the Grass
4. Into the Fall
6. The Warm Glow
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