Last year’s Roadburn Festival saw the unique collaboration of Danish Electro-Industrial duo John Cxnnor and Hungarian Doom-Folk artist The Devil’s Trade take the stage to deliver “a sonic journey into the void of deep space.” Now, this set is being released in digital and vinyl formats to capture this “one-time convergence.” It arrives on April 21st, 2023 from Pelagic Records.
Roadburn Festival’s artistic director Walter Hoejimakers commissions special pieces and collaborations under the motto of “Redefining Heaviness” in order to stimulate innovation and creativity in the underground music scene, resulting in this team up last year.
John Cxnnor is made up of one half of Danish sci-fi-Sludge Metal outfit LLNN and sees the brothers Rasmus G. and Ketil G. Sejersen collaborating with numerous fellow artists to explore the synth side of their main project. Inspired by the Terminator-franchise and the scores of other sci-fi movies, the Sejersen brothers have been creating “menacing industrial electronic opuses.”
Due to a tight scheduling the trio had only three days to piece together a collection of songs consisting of several reworked and reinforced originals from both acts, as well as some original material.
Unlike many other live records, this set is captured and Produced with a fine level of detail. Together John Cxnnor and The Devil’s Trade reach new heights in their respective trades, capturing “both the pressing darkness that gathers ‘round a bonfre at night as well as the void darkness of deep space.”