Video Premiere: Sherpa ‘High Walls’ – New Album ‘Land Of Corals’ Releases 10th November

If you’re in the mood for some dreamy doomgaze, shoegaze along with moments of psych and trip-hop, well you’ve come to the right place as Sherpa, an Italian duo featuring Matteo Dossena and Franz Cardone will be releasing their new album, the six track kaleidoscopic journey that is Land Of Corals on the 10th November through Subsound Records.


But before its official release, The Shaman is in a spiritual gaze to be able to bring you the first single, in the form of a hypnotising video, for the track High Walls, which the band states that it’s, ‘a song about fake religions, nameless gods, and crazy architecture. Who do you think you’re talking to when you pray?’

Now give praise to Sherpa as you climb the High Walls by clicking play below…

More On Sherpa & ‘Land Of Corals’

Sherpa is a project created in 2015 by Matteo Dossena (composer, singer and guitarist) and Franz Cardone (bass, synthetizers). After releasing their psychedelic-pastoral debut album Tanzlinde on Sulatron Records in 2016, they took part in Cristina Donà’s Tregua 1997-2017 Stelle Buone to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of her debut album Tregua.

Five years after their sophomore record Tigris & Euphrates and an acclaimed performance at Roadburn Festival, the creative duo of Matteo Dossena and Franz Cardone aka Sherpa take us on yet another singular and immersive aural journey with their new album Land Of Corals. Their hybrid marriage of shoegaze, atmospheric doom/post-metal and electronics blossoms in lush textures and slow but rewarding build-ups, with Dossena‘s airy vocals making for a highly tantalizing ride.


Darkness and light coexist seamlessly throughout the album’s 40 minutes – either through the trip-hop-meets-drone vibe of intro track Silt and the soaring bleakness of 8-minute epic Coward/Pilgrimage To The Sun, or the fast-paced indie rock intricacy of lead single High Walls – and just like life and death, they revolve in an endless, compelling cycle that gently swallows all souls passing nearby.

About Land Of Corals, the band says, ‘The album tells the tale of the human relationship with death and mortality, of how constantly sensitized to pain and to the concept of ‘end’ we are, almost not realizing how much in tune with the death-rebirth paradigm we are. The imaginative vision shows a land full of human beings who are aware of fortifying their soul through death, just like corals die, crumble and with their minerals fortify the structure of the younger of their species. Nature becomes aware of itself, finds balance and takes over the land.’

Sherpa ‘Land Of Corals’ Artwork
Sherpa ‘Land Of Corals’ Artwork

They band continues, ‘Humans, with their lust for spiritual domination over their kind, chain the human soul making it arrogant, competitive and lonely. Then liberation comes: the rediscovery of animal instincts. The soul is overwhelmed by the idea that every living thing sooner or later dies. In the end, we witness a warning to all the cowardly souls who run from dealing with the universe, as well as a lucid awareness of the infinite cycles of death and rebirth. As Goethe wrote: ‘Nature! […] Life is her most exquisite invention, and death is her expert contrivance to get plenty of life’. Land Of Corals is a land where the body dies but the soul is reborn, endlessly trying to reconnect to its own star.’

Land Of Corals Tracklist:
01. Silt
02. High Walls
03. Priest Of Corals
04. Arousal
05. Coward / Pilgrimage To The Sun
06. Path / Mud / Barn

Sherpa is:
Matteo Dossena – Songwriting, Guitar, Vocals
Franz Cardone – Bass, Synthetizers

Land Of Corals, the new album from the Italian doomgaze duo Sherpa, releases 10th November through Subsound Records and pre-orders are available now over on Bandcamp.

Label: Subsound Records
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