French post-metal instrumentalists DDENT offer an immersion in their dark and heavy debut album “آكتئاب“, with its exclusive streaming below! With “آكتئاب”, DDENT sees their music blossom into a more massive, industrial-sounding post-metal, providing the listener striking otherworldly sensations. Eight instrumental soundscapes, an invitation to introspection. Drawing inspiration from Middle-Eastern marble tombstones, the white and golden artwork was ornamented with a unique calligraphy designed by Mohammed Yacoub.
DDENT is the instrumental brainchild of guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Louis Lambert and drummer Marc Le Saux. First EP “Chien Noir” (in reference to Churchill’s “black dog” metaphor) sees the day in 2014, which quickly leads to the addition of live musicians to the project. This milestone that lays the foundations for a dark post-rock sound, inducing an inevitable spiritual and sensory journey.
After a short hiatus, the project rises in the winter of 2015 with a new set of live musicians, the songwriting remaining the exclusive preserve of its main founder and guitarist. Debut album “آكتئاب (ektiheb; or melancholy, depression) is recorded at Skyhammer Studio (Conan, Electric Wizard, Napalm Death) in Liverpool. The eight tracks follow an instrumental thread, guided by enigmatic words: “Habouz”, “Arzel”, “Houri”… Coming from arab psalms, each one of these words and tracks depicts the melancholy and depression of a horseman, a poet.
DDENT‘s debut album “آكتئاب” was recorded by Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studio and mastered by James Plotkin. Eight heavy instrumental pieces that become one to depict the journey of a horseman throughout depression. Lunar, massive and goosebump-inducing.
07.02 ROUEN Hipster cafe – bit.ly/2jVWzw2
08.02 RENNES @ Mondo Bizarro – bit.ly/2kokEMS
09.02 NANTES @ La Scène Michelet – bit.ly/2hX3FyQ
10.02 GUÉRET @ Bdp Guéret – bit.ly/2jVMqiN
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