We are pleased to announce Universalis, releasing on December 7, 2018. Universalis follows up 2017’s critically-acclaimed Mysterium with this second installment of a planned three-album series. While Mysterium took listeners down a horizontal path that explored themes of death and grief, Universalis begins a vertical, upward movement back into the light.
At times, Universalis calls back to 2006’s Raising Your Voice… Trying to Stop an Echo, while retaining Mysterium’s deep ambient, neoclassical style. We’re also rediscovering some of our earliest influences on this album, including Low and Red House Painters.
Francesco Donadello (A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Olafur Arnalds, Johann Johannsson) and Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National), shared mixing duties on the album. The album artwork was curated by The Fuel and Lumber Company with drawings by Pete Schulte, and Matt Kidd (Slow Meadow) returned to play piano and provide additional engineering.
Watch the video for “Universalis,” the first single.