Cegvera – The Sixth Glare
Format: CD – LP – Digital
Label: Stolen Body Records
Releasedatum: 6 maart 2020

Dark psychedelia, mesmerising doomy soundscapes, obscured and enlightening riffs are just few components of what to expect from Cegvera’s new record ‘The Sixth Glare’. The album will be released on March 6th by Stolen Body Records (LP/CD/DL) and LSDR (CD). 

Following on from their now sold out split release with Vinnum Sabbathi ‘The Good Earth Is Dying’ in 2018, Cegvera have become a two piece – Gerardo Arias (guitar) and Matt Neicho (drums). The bass duties have been taken on by Gerardo splitting the guitar between guitar and bass amps. A sound that needs to be seen to be believed. ‘The Sixth Glare’ represents the first full-length album that Cegvera has to offer as a duo. Recorded and mixed by Joe Clayton at No Studios (Manchester, UK) and mastered by KB at Testa studio (León, Gto. México). 

‘The Sixth Glare’ is a reference to the environmental crisis that we are living through today and the anthropogenic extinction events that are referred by world-renowned scientists as ‘the Sixth Mass Extinction’.

The Sixth Glare stands as a conversation that needs to take place. The world is in danger of killing itself. You will find this subject embodied from the smallest scratch of the artwork (Hellbound Graphics, México) to the last second of the final track. The scene is actually set as precursor to Vinnum Sabbathi’s upcoming album ‘Of Dimensions and Theories’ (also to be released this year via SBR) which Gerardo plays drums on.

If it is well true that our planet is facing great biodiversity loss generated by human activity, this record tries to look at these phenomena in a broader context and offers a merely informative in-depth review of the factors that are mindlessly dragging our planet towards decay in modern times. This not only means that humans are depriving other species from their natural environments but they are also threatening their own existence by doing irreversible damage to the biosphere. Similarly, another factor of great importance, the overuse of antibiotics is inducing and facilitating the emergence of abnormal resistance traits in pathogenic microorganisms. At present, antibiotic-resistant diseases also represent and will remain a major threat to the human species. 

It should also be said that Gerardo Arias has just become a doctor in Biology and had first hand knowledge on the subject matter. 

Tracklist:
Side A (Antibiotic resistance – stages of a disease):
01. Infection (Entrance of the pathogen)
02. Incubation (period between infection and the first apparent symptoms)
03. Prodromal (period between first symptom and the full development of the disease)
04. Convalescence (period of recovery)

Side B (The Sixth Glare)
05. The Great Blackout (Environmental effects of nuclear war)
06. After the Thaw (Thawing of the permafrost)
07. The Sixth Glare (Climate change – Global Warming)
08. Red Swarm Beyond (Wildfires – Bushfires)
09. Vermivora bachmanii (Habitat Loss)

Picture credit – Guli

 

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