We’ve joined forces with Pelagic Records to stream the new album from LA’s Future Usses in full ahead of its release on 14 September.
Whilst The Existential Haunting is their debut album and Future Usses have only played a handful of shows in their short career, main songwriter Sacha Dunable has been a member of Intornaut for almost 15 years, and has dabbled with various doom metal projects over the years, such as Bereft (LA). It might come as no surprise then that Future Usses takes small elements of what those bands do and magnifies them, combining the slow-motion crushing power of doom with the atmosphere and dense harmonic tendencies of Intronaut. The band’s lavish guitar sound is built around live guitar loops “which presents a whole set of limitations but also virtually endless opportunities,” Sacha comments. “The beautiful thing about making an instrumental record is that you’re not obligated to impose any specific literal message on the listener, but rather to concentrate on setting a vibe that can be interpreted or personified naturally through the power of their own imagination.”
Drums and guitar were recorded at Clearlake Audio with Josh Newell (Intornaut / Cynic), Derek Donley (Intronaut / Bereft) and bass with Jon Nunez (Torche), all in Los Angeles. Mixing duties were carried out by Converge’S Kurt Ballou at God City Studio.
FUTURE USSES IS:
Sacha Dunable: guitar
Derek Donley: drums
Dan Wilburn: bass
You can pre-order the album at this location.
Photo credit: Samantha Meglioli