Informed by graveyard shifts as a paramedic, his fundamentalist Christian upbringing, and a slate of personal tragedies, Trust Ruins is the culmination of the debasement and primality that All Your Sisters virtuoso Jordan Morrison saw in his surroundings. Teetering between disgust and despair, the ten tracks that comprise the LP are the score to a series of de-indoctrinating sermons, armed with marching protest beats. The album’s second single, “Self Medicating,” premieres today alongside a new interview with the artist and perfectly showcases the brooding and bleak tone of Trust Ruins.
With All Your Sisters, multi-instrumentalist Jordan Morrison lends sound to humankind’s darkest depths and deepest debasements. Morrison digs his heels even deeper into neo-punk electro-clatter with the forthcoming LP Trust Ruins, which will be released on April 12 by San Francisco-based label The Flenser.
After releasing post-punk masterpiece The Demonstration and embarking on several massive tours last year, Drab Majesty is back, and on the road in North America now alongside Deafheaven and Uniform. Focusing on the aesthetics of cult ritual and the devastating power of music, Drab Majesty’s live show has become a phenomenon in itself. Fronted by interdimensional muse Deb Demure and anchored by Mona D on keyboard accompaniment, Drab Majesty infuses goth with pulsing synth and shimmery “tragic wave” flourishes.
Sit Down and Listen #21 features Tomb for Two by Lebanon Hanover released in 2013 at Fabrika Records.
What is the main art form that influenced you in creating? Was it only music or did movies and other forms of art influenced your creative process?
Yeah movies, early memories of TV – quite a lot of sci-fi as a kid. Kubrick’s 2001 had a big impact on me as a precocious 10 year old. Influences can be, I don’t know…interpersonal and socio-political vexations, the new Bladerunner film’s cityscapes provided a mental image guide for me on new song on the forthcoming EP. Certainly the mood of some books e.g. the Sorrows of Young Werther, imagery from that guided me on once. Nausea (Satre), Hesse. Poetry. Other music mainly – musicians doing something authentic, truthful and with edge.
Hidden Gems in Plain Sight #14 features Baltic Sea by Human Tetris self-realeased on Human Tetris EP in 2009.
Sit Down and Listen #9 features Disintegration released by The Cure in 1989 at Elektra Records.
Today we celebrate 60 years since the birth of Joy Division front man Ian Curtis so today’s Hidden Gem in Plain Sight is Transmission from the 1979 Unknown Pleasures released at Factory Records.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Maeth: Being at peace with myself no matter…