The Great Upheaval

by Oikos

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The Great Upheaval is an imaginary soundtrack for every moment in history ravaged by violence and superstition. A collection of pieces projecting landscapes dusted by seizures and turmoils.

These layered compositions are packed of electricity and analogue walls, acoustic textures, drone strings and cinematic looped-movements.
A sonic cathedral illuminated only by the fire that remains after battle and precedes the cult. A sonic miasma for each end of cycle.

“Slow, deliberate, spacious, and carries weight in its empty spaces” — Invisibles Oranges

“Allows time for expansive builds before bursting into dark eruptions” — A closer listen

“a slow burning apocalyptic dream where you watch the black clouds roll in from over the plains spelling D-R-E-A-D across the sky. […] nothing short of excellent” — Antigravity Bunny


released January 13, 2017

All music written and produced by Rafael Femiano.
Drums and percussions by Felipe Pavón.

Recorded between 2015- 2016 at La Mina Studios by Raúl Pérez.

Mixed by Rafael Femiano.
Additional recording and mixing by Javier Ortiz at Estudios Brazil.
Mastered by James Plotkin.

Guest musicans:
David Cordero: guitar, synth (1)
Raúl Pérez: bass (1, 2)
John Kolodij: drums (3)
Marco Serrato: upright bass (4, 5)
Juan G. Acosta: guitar (4)
Xavier Castroviejo: chants and libations (4)
María Gil: echoes (3)

Pictures: “Wild Horses. Smoke Creek Desert, 1951” by Gus Bundy
(Courtesy of Tina Nappe and University of Nevada, Reno).
“A Harvest of Death, 1863” by Timoth H. O’Sullivan.

Design: David Caramés

This LP is the result of a co-release between Envelope Collective and Knockturne Records. Pressed on 150g black vinyl w/ inner black sleeve.

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