Raton (Horns Up)
While the previous LP was catapulted in the modern screamo pantheon, this one confirms Nuvolascura's astonishing talent with some ferocious, bitter and haunted skramz - HornsUp.frFavorite track: As the Mask Begins to Slip.
After releasing one of the most progressive and awe-inspiring records of the last decade, California’s NUVOLASCURA are back with their 2nd LP ‘As We Suffer From Memory And Imagination‘ and it’s everything you could ever want and more. Blistering, chaotic, technical, screamy and emotionally draining, these new 13 songs step up their game on every level. Mastered by Jack Shirley and art by Sean Leary. Released in Europe by our good friends at Dog Knights Productions. Cassettes are a ZBR-only release.
First pressing of 500 copies. Housed in reverse-board 300g jackets with matt-printed inner-sleeves. Transparent Purple/100 (Zegema Beach Exclusive), Solid Light Pink/100 (Dog Knights Exclusive) and Cloudy Clear/300. Download code included.
Cassettes: /156 in clear case w/j-card, lyric insert and download code. 71 on ZBR prism swirl, 55 on Nuvo black/yellow swirl, 16 white, 10 gold swirl and 5 test dips.
"We're very excited to finally share our 2nd LP, 'As We Suffer From Memory & Imagination' in its entirety, with help from our great friends at Zegema Beach Records and Dog Knights Productions. Given the context of today’s date, as well as the events over the past few weeks, we'd like to take this opportunity to echo the many voices decrying the prolonged history of discrimination and violence towards Black people, as well as calling for the abolition of police all across the world. We'd like to express our solidarity with all victims of racialized violence throughout history at the hands of the police, state, and white supremacy, as well as with those out in the streets demonstrating in pursuit of a world that is anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and without police.
We feel that it is the duty of all artists, especially within our community of DIY musicians, social centers, and venues to utilize their platform, big or small, to bring awareness and accumulate resources towards this fight to the best of their ability. Therefore, we will be gathering all proceeds made from our portion of this pressing's physical sales, all digital sales and royalties, and any sales of shirts to be donated to TBD fund(s) assisting demonstrators with legal fees / supplies, as well as to organizations rendering mutual aid and community outreach. We plan on gathering donations on a weekly basis and then assessing the situation before doing our best to determine where the funds are needed the most. To further incentivize donations, we are selling a special edition of the vinyl release which will include a poster of the names of Black victims of police violence, designed and screen printed by us. This edition will be limited to 50, offered at $25 (with the option to pay more if possible), and will be personalized to discourage resale.
We'd like to thank Zegema Beach Records and Dog Knights Productions for pressing this record for us and all the help they've provided, Sean Leary for the art and design work, Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden for recording, mixing, and mastering, Joe Schmidt for booking our doomed europe tour, everyone who purchased any of the benefit shirts / purchased the singles (we were able to donate over $1k to various bail funds/orgs!), and anyone else who has supported us. We ask that the preceding statement be posted alongside any reviews of this album and in lieu of any interviews, thank you for understanding."
~Erica / Taylor / Dom / Daniel
Written between November 2017 – December 2019
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jack Shirley at the Atomic Garden East in Oakland, CA December 20-22, 2019
supported by 15 fans who also own “As We Suffer From Memory And Imagination”
portrayal of guilt takes the sinisterness of black metal and the emotional anchorage of screamo and creates the most evil-sounding, despair-filled, hopeless record you could imagine. Perfectly crafted and always makes me come back for more, I can never get enough of them. Haydin
supported by 13 fans who also own “As We Suffer From Memory And Imagination”
There is something purely authentic and honest about Infant Island's music. These songs are substantial in their impact that go deep under the surface. The sound mix is everywhere (track 3 on headphones?!?!) with some of the slower nuanced moments giving needed space for maximum effect when the violent intensity hits. But on career highlight "Awoken," they leave nothing behind. A must hear song from an increasingly important band. bcb723