As revealed in a recent live “rebirth” set over in Germany, Gavin Russom has finally unveiled his second Black Meteoric Star LP. Due out on December 14th as a vinyl-only double pack through Nation, The Xecond Xoming Of Black Meteoric Star features Russom’s first (and only) vocal track, along with what’s being touted as the project’s seven other swan songs.
Here’s what the label had to say about it, along with the only video/audio stream that’ll be commercially available from the record. (For a closer look at Black Meteoric Star’s chaos theories, check out this fascinating track-by-track breakdown of its debut album.)
His freeform approach to imbedding sonically rhythmical patterns with the cryptic symbolism of shaman magic, and the ability to induce states of trance is one of the trademarks of this project. After his successful debut triple pack on DFA RECORDS, BMS is honing his skills once more, delivering stunning documents of a spiritual way-of-life translated into musical scores.
For the first time as a vocalist shine through in this video for “No Map” (the only song that has any vocals over the course of his previous album or this one) undergoing a transformation, triggered by the discovery of music from his former radical self into praising Gaia, the mother of all life.
He urges us on to go out into the wild, and we follow his call. Because love to nature, and the intricate balance of the circle of life will repent humankind from their savagery, their violence and their discourt…This is a political and spiritual manifest.
No religion, no state, no currency can save us from certain doom…
Only if we change our ways, will mankind live to see the brighter future.
The Xecond Xoming Of Black Meteoric Star
(Nation, December 14th)
A1. Symbols Drawn In Marker
A2. Hostile To Categorization
B1. Street Lamps All Out
B2. Cave Wall Shadows
C2. Deceptive Surfaces
D1. Shelled Landscape
D2. No Map