Cologne based post punk / dark wave collective Ropes Of Night is set to release its debut full-length next month through Golden Antenna and Tartarus Records. The band first released a two song 7” last year (which you can stream at the end of this piece) as a five piece. Since then, they parted ways with their singer T. Jansen and bassist T. Schindler took over on the vocals. Their first full-length is entitled «Impossible Space», its cover can be seen below, and was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Andy Rosczyk of Ultha fame at the Goblin Sound Studio in Cologne. Fotocrime member Ryan Patterson said of the album that “it has that great, comforting sound of something that immediately feels like it’s familiar and welcoming, while also being new and exciting.”
The press release goes on to explain that «Impossible Space» is “about the heart, about how much sadness a soul can endure and how incredibly brave the human spirit can be. This is uptempo sad bastard music that isn’t afraid to be accessible, almost pop, but in its essence never forgets that at the very core post punk was, is and always will be punk rock.” Below, watch the video of «Another Closing Door», the opening song of the album. The video was shot, directed, and edited by Ivan K. Maras. It was “filmed on location at various locations in Cologne, captivating the overwhelming beauty, solitude and gloom of a sleeping city in the grip of global pandemic.”
«Impossible Space» is set for release on September 3 via Golden Antenna Records and Tartarus Records. Pre-orders are available here (digital and cassette) and here (cd, digital, and vinyl).
Finally, stream Ropes Of Night‘s debut 7” below, originally released through Golden Antenna Records on May 29, 2020, and available on digital and vinyl formats at this location.
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