Bellona, USA was inspired by Samuel Ray Delany's scifi novel Dhalgren.
The Kentucky-born, Berlin-based multimedia artist and mind behind Create Digital Music found inspiration for the album in Dhalgren—a 1975 science fiction novel by Samuel Ray Delany that tells the story of an isolated, post-apocalyptic town in the US Midwest. Press notes say the nine-track effort brings together ambient and polyrhythmic techno to offer "cyclic dance riddles" and "Escher-like confusion."
Mixed by Lars Hemmerling, a German producer affiliated with Dasha Rush's Fullpanda label, Bellona, USA is scheduled for a November release on digital formats only. Kirn aims to present it as a new live audiovisual show next year.
It'll be the first full-length to come through Kirn's Establishment label, which launched in last June. Kirn reissued his debut LP, 2011's End Of Train Device, through Establishment last November.
Listen to album track "Stripped Skies."
02. Prism Mirror Lens
03. This Circle In All
04. The Ax
06. Stripped Skies
07. Vicious Looking Thing
08. Creatures Of Light And Darkness
Establishment will release Bellona, USA on November 3rd, 2017.
Photo credit: Camille Blake