Improvised chaotic and blackened sludge doom, wrapped up with progressive sensibilities, is the order of the day as multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Turner, who performs under the guise of Nothing Is Real, aided and abetted by guest drummer Jeremy Lauria, prepare to unleash their ninety-minute onslaught on the 31st October that is Transmissions Of The Unearthly.
As an insight into the duo’s mindset, today we’re bringing you not one, but two tracks from the mammoth double album in the form of At First Chaos Came To Be from Disc #1 and A State of Undeath (That Which Cannot Perish) from Disc #2, Nicholas Turner reflects on what to expect…
‘This is a two-part album, consisting of two discs, Chaos and Order, pointing to the two sides of ourselves craving for destruction and chaos, order and truth. At First Chaos Came To Be speaks about the birth of the universe as we know it from a chaotic perspective, including such ancient deities as Tiamat, Chernobog, and other primal energies. A State of Undeath (That Which Cannot Perish) is an instrumental piece speaking to the vital and undying core of our essence which defines who we truly are.’
More On Nothing Is Real & Transmissions Of The Unearthly
Talented multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Turner has never been afraid to push boundaries with any of his projects. Nothing Is Real in particular has always blurred the lines of genres and styles both within metal and with the use of other outside influences. His latest offering takes things even further and dives headfirst into the realms of psychedelic, progressive and acid rock. That said, the harsh and experimental elements that Nothing Is Real has become known for are still maintained and in some instances amplified.
There’s an inescapable sense of authenticity about this album that has not been seen on previous releases. This is a result of the album being played in a fully improvised nature with nothing having been written or planned prior to performance.
The unique chemistry between Turner and his latest collaborative partner Jeremy Lauria is palpable. The two formed an almost immediate connection in the studio and this energy carries across the music where they operate almost as a single inseparable entity.
Comments Turner on the recording, ‘These completely improvised sessions recorded live with guest drummer Jeremy Lauria over the course of two days resulted in transmissions of unearthly sounds and visions. These were then cut into tracks and overdubbed with extra guitars and vocals. Inspired by psych prog originators such as Can and King Crimson, this album was meant to transcend any preconceived machinations of the mind and cut to the deepest regions of the soul. Split into two parts symbolizing the two competing sides of our psyche: one that yearns for chaos, disorder, and destruction, and one that yearns for order, meaning, and truth, always remembering that NOTHING IS REAL.’
Despite coming in at just under 90-minutes, at no point on the album do things ever feel repetitive or forced. This is no easy feat for a fully live improvised recording.
If you’re looking for a truly unique offering that will take you on both a musical and spiritual journey, then look no further than Transmissions Of The Unearthly.
Transmissions Of The Unearthly Trackisting:
Chaos – Disc #1:
01. Welcome to the Nightmare (Pt.2)
02. At First Chaos Came to Be
03. Tyrant of the Unreal
04. Spontaneous Energetic Interference
05. Sickened Samsara
06. Cackling Heathen
07. The Amusement Park (There’s Nothing for You Here)
08. Gnosis of Suffering (Way of the Coyote)
09. Final Transformation (Grotesque Metamorphosis)
Order – Disc #2:
10. Stoic Visions Beyond the Self
11. King of the Wastelands
12. A Passion Greater Than Life and Death
14. A Conduit to The Primordial
15. A State of Undeath (That Which Cannot Perish)
16. The Great Divine Sadness
17. The Whispers of Those Who Came Before
18. Manifestation of Hideous Beauty
19. Triumph Over All (To Be Continued Forever)
Nothing Is Real on Transmissions Of The Unearthly is:
Nicholas Turner – Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Jeremy Lauria – Drums
Nothing Is Real and their ninety-minute, nineteen-track Transmissions Of The Unearthly double album releases 31st October and is available to pre-order on compact and digital download over on Bandcamp.