It's a concept album with a sci-fi backstory about a post-apocalyptic Glasgow ruled by a German conglomerate.
The three-LP Heavy The Eclipse comes in a gatefold cover that tells the story of a dystopian Glasgow 400 years into the future. "After numerous waves of social collapse," they write, "Glasgow, a once prosperous city thriving off an industry of trade and shipbuilding, had run to waste in lawless ruin. The land passed into the hands of new owners; a German-speaking conglomerate, who incorporated it into a new civic entity: Neurealm." They also launched a website that tells the whole story with maps and illustrations. Clouds worked with designer David Rudnick for the record's artwork as well as the website.
It comes out November 23rd via Speedy J's label, who also released Clouds' album last year, HTID: Heaven-Sent Tekno Impakting Dancefloors, Or Hardcore Till I Die. Expect "ravaged and warped breakbeats," "wailing euphoric noise," and "post-industrial hardcore," the label says.
Listen to "Parkzicht."
01. Neurealm «After The Fall»
02. Clubber's Guide To Wreaking Havoc
03. Klaw Dealer, Unterverein 2522
04. DJ MCD «Heavens Tilt Into Darkness»
05. Dark Leviathan Krew
06. Warped Amphetamine Flex
08. Welcome To Lebanon Ark
10. Strong Outside «» Onslaught Ash Krew
12. Nachtstorm Hardcore
13. Dedzone «Cold Eye Krew»
14. Skyline «Àrdkaserne To Fantazia»
Electric Deluxe will release Heavy The Eclipse on November 23rd, 2018.
Photo credit: Shaun Bloodworth