Space Cadaver‘s name perfectly describes their music: atmospheric, primal, infinite and deadly. The New Orleans-based trio entices listeners with delicate intros that, in an instant, transform into a hurricane of guttural vocals and explosive drums and guitars. Their atmospheric sludge is a fitting soundtrack for the blatant contrasts that exist throughout the Crescent City; there is beauty beside wreckage, excess alongside destitution and good living under the shadow of evil. In a scene rife with sludge-influenced bands, Space Cadaver stands apart with their distinctly building songs that are always anchored by vocalist and guitarist John Baleine’s resonating riffs standing in stark defiance to his barked lyrics and the pummelling bass of Beto Arias and drums of Jason Meserole.
Baleine explains, “This album is a benchmark of 3 years of hard work and determination – an opportunity to grow within myself and have closure with a lot of dark things in my past. It was a cleanse to purge the pent up frustrations around the suicide and murders of loved ones, drug addiction and the struggle to break free from the things that are no longer serving me. It feels great to finally have something tangible to offer the people who resonate with what were doing. We recorded the whole thing in one day with James Whitten and I think it offers a glimpse into the potential of what we have to offer as a band.”
We have the honor of premiering the eerie, beautiful video (by Nathan Tucker and Jorge Crespo) for their song “Clock Hoarder” below! Of the track and visuals, Baleine offered, “Clock Hoarder is about getting stuck in the subconscious time loop of our stories. It’s about the ways in which we grip the past, cling to moments in time that are gone and allow them to define us. This creates stagnation, a hoarding mentality doesn’t allow us to be present or move forward to create the future. This video portrays one woman’s time loop. She awakes alone in the darkness. She wanders disembodied through abandoned hallways, searching for something that’s no longer there. The innocence of childhood lost. Looking backwards, she continues to move in circles until she gets pulled into the current of turmoil and devoured by the chaos of life.”