A-SUN AMISSA - Ceremony in the Stillness
Release date: September 2018
Catalogue #: GZH85
Formats: LP / CD / Digital
For its fourth full-length, A-Sun Amissa plunges deeper than before. Guitars come to the fore. Heavy, distorted chords are present from the off, complemented by desolate ambient passages of sound. The claustrophobic atmospheres remain but combine with a new density and sonic experimentation to present a huge leap forward in structure and composition.
Ceremony in the Stillness hints at themes from the previous three outings while very much pushing the project into new territories. The intricate nuances and lulling melodies from Desperate in Her Heavy Sleep (2012) reappear while the billowing guitars of You Stood Up For Victory, We Stood up For Less (2013) are referenced throughout. In comparison to 2017’s The Gatherer it’s clear there is a firmer direction in the song-writing as the album weaves through elements of doom, dark ambient and post-rock, placing its very own unique mark firmly into the ears of the listener.
Whether Ceremony in the Stillness represents a permanent shift in direction for A-Sun Amissa remains to be seen. What’s clear is that Knox is comfortable being on the outside looking in, and on expanding A-Sun Amissa’s palette of sounds even further it only adds to the intrigue of what comes next.
All LP and CD sleeves are individually silkscreen-printed, packed and numbered by hand.
Vinyl First Press:
50 - Frosted Clear Vinyl - Gold Ink Edition w/ printed inner sleeve
50 - Frosted Clear Vinyl - Night-Glo Ink Tour Edition (only available at shows)
185 - Frosted Clear Vinyl - Silver Ink Standard Edition
15 - Frosted Clear Vinyl - Friends & Family Edition
Vinyl Second Press:
50 - Blue Sky Vinyl - Tour Edition (numbered w/ printed outer sleeve)
200 - Blue Sky Vinyl - Standard Edition
CD First Press:
50 - Gold Ink Edition
50 - Night-Glo Ink Tour Edition (only available at shows)
200 - Silver Ink Standard Edition
CD Second Press:
200 - White Ink
Available to stream at slowsecret.bandcamp.com