Published May 04, 2015Japan's Envy carry with them a fairly legendary status, and for good reason. Since forming in 1992, they've released five LPs of blistering, truly singular music that pairs cinematic post-rock with throat-shredding post-hardcore. The group have just unveiled plans to release Atheist's Cornea, their sixth album and first since 2010's Recitation.
A write-up from their label, Temporary Residence, notes that the album is one of Envy's shortest to date at a terse 43-minute runtime. That said, it's also "easily the band's most progressive work."
"Atheist's Cornea is the purest, most distilled example of Envy's brand of brilliance," the press release continues. "It is also their bravest album, taking new risks with a much welcomed, broader vocal palette and an instrumental experimentation that navigates blistering shifts from impenetrable noise to poetic, pin-drop introspection with astounding grace. Envy have finally mastered the art of being effective and efficient without sacrificing an ounce of either — a truly inspired evolution from a band whose mastery of both remains unparalleled."
Temporary Residence will issue Atheist's Cornea on July 10. The album can be pre-ordered here, while its striking lead single "Blue Moonlight" can be streamed below.
The label previously paid tribute to Envy with a career-spanning box set in 2013.
1. Blue Moonlight
2. Ignorant Rain at the End of the World
3. Shining Finger
4. Ticking Time and String
5. Footsteps in the Distance
6. An Insignificant Poem
7. Two Isolated Souls
8. Your Heart and My Hand