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After exploring the wide plains of the universal mind and the narrow ways of love and lunacy with their 2011 “The String Theory”, Wormhole are back with a new record. “Songs from the Counter Island” is a refined collection of postcards from the Milky Way, in which Wormhole take one step forward to experimentation and one step back to the essential atmospheres of the gothic/wave tradition applied to a wall of sound which is consistently heavy, more than ever. A concept album made by nine tracks which follow a cosmic ellipsis, from the broken dreams of Ylla (the main character of a tale by Ray Bradbury), to the counter island of the title, which is a tribute to a legend rooted in the band’s homelands. Noteworthy, the final speech that brings Ylla back into action quotes again the planet where it all started, that third stone from the Sun from which we all hail.
“Songs from the Counter Island” is perhaps the most ambitious work by Wormhole, which formed in 2003, issuing their eponymous demo one year later, soon followed by the first EP “Longing for Darkness”; both recordings show an unique blend of heaviness and obscurity, strengthened by a wide range of harmonies which would find a new direction in their first full length “The String Theory” (out for LadyMusicRecords/Crash Sound) whose Inner Side and Cosmic Side both represent two different starting points for the lyrical themes of the band, namely Eros, Thanatos, cosmic wideness and lunacy. Now Wormhole are back with this brand new record (out for Ghostrecord Label/Crash Sound), the ultimate journey across the universe, the new destination of their Time Tunnel.
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