Copenhagen’s LLNN reveal the first glimpse of their forthcoming album Unmaker, to be released on September 24th via Pelagic Records!
LLNN’s heaviness does not just stem from low-tuned guitars, angry bass tone, sluggish drums or suffocating tempo: it’s also the very dominant synths that evoke the feel and vibe of dystopian, post-apocalyptic sci-fi movies.
This short film gives insight into the creation process and sound design on the record. The band comments: “A big part of the synth, sound design and soundscapes in LLNN are initially created by field recordings, and afterwards by modulating the raw audio files in post-production. In this film we showcase the process from the sound recording to the final audio, a production that took place at a blacksmith using various industrial machines.“
Unmaker, the 3rd album by Copenhagen’s LLNN, is a stupefyingly unforgiving affair: abrasive and vile, at times effervescent and escharotic, and finally absolutely smothering, suffocating, terminal.
A circular metal saw was recorded, transformed and modulated in post-production — and by layering these sounds over other estranged and heavily treated recordings of industrial tools, LLNN create their sometimes eery, sometimes harsh but always thematically coherent synth-soundscapes.
“As huge fans of classic sci-fi scores and video games we’re fascinated by how cinematic sound design can evoke certain emotions and let our imagination unfold into abstract storytelling.”
Get in the zone, and prepare yourself for the UNMAKER preorder start on July 12!
LLNN burst onto the scene with 2016’s critically acclaimed debut album „Loss“, a sheer display of „absolute raging rawness“, as Terrorizer put it. But there is more to their sound than that: „the wavering drone synths that are effortlessly merged with a raw hard- core-driven darkness define the subtle idiosycratic nuances of LLNN’s very unsubtle, painfully overwhelming sound“ (The Sludgelord).
After European tours with Bison, performances at festivals like Roskilde, Roadburn and Arctangent and a split EP with WOVOKA, LLNN returned with sophomore album „Deads“ in 2018, an album that felt more compact, yet more complex and organic all at the same time. The band further explored the coalescence of the guitar & bass – axis with keys player Ketil G. Sejersen’s synth layers – a direction that is now further pursued on Unmaker. In fact, LLNN’s contemporary heaviness is not just “dense, suffocating tracks that build and crash“ or „buried vocals coming from under thick guitars and pounding drums” (Decibel): it’s also the very dominant synths that evoke the feel and vibe of dystopian, post-apocalyptic sci-fi movies, inspired by composers like Brad Fiedel, Vangalis, John Carpenter and Stanley Kubrick as much as by Sci-Fi / horror games like Silent Hill, Dead Space, Halo & Limbo.