Singapore experimental rock band sub-shaman release new album.
“Local alternative band sub:shaman will present their debut full-length album, Apnea on 12 May 2017. The 9-track album explores the chaotic and disorienting state of dreams, where images are bold and vivid and stories never linear or easy to comprehend.
Ahead of its release, three songs from the album — Django, O Negative and A-Hole — are now available on all major digital music platforms including iTunes and Spotify. Django and O Negative previously featured on ilm, a split EP released with Japanese rock band Qu in 2015.
Apnea is a collection of songs crafted and written between 2012 and 2016. During this five-year period, the band has written, discarded and rewritten their music, finding it increasingly difficult to satiate their evolving and diverse musical palettes. Birthed from this process, the album presents songs that straddle complex melodies and primal grooves to make people move.
Apnea is produced by sub:shaman together with local producer Leonard Soosay (B-Quartet, Plainsunset, I Am David Sparkle) at Snakeweed Studios and mastered by Troy Glessner (Anberlin, Death Cab for Cutie, Underoath) at Spectre Studios, USA.
“Apnea is cryptic, yet bares its soul; it narrates some of our biggest vulnerabilities, recurring imagery that haunts us in dreams, our relationship with sleep paralysis and insomnia. The album’s fragmentation and dissonance mirror our realities – at once foggy and clear, beautiful and ugly, varied and mundane.”