MISSION TO THE SUN

Cleansed By Fire (Pre-Order)

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Mission To The Sun are a Detroit-based duo featuring Chrostopher Samuels from Ritual Howls and vocalist Kirill Slavin. ‘Cleansed By Fire’ blends ambient and post-industrial sounds and is seasoned with atmospheric vocals and dystopian lyrics inspired by writer J.G. Ballard. Cleansed by Fire takes the listener on a journey home to the inferno of the sun, navigating memories of a life lived, dissolved into time. A wind of desolation opens "Take Me Back," with Slavin mourning for a return home to a distant reality. The song uses repetition to build a somber ambience while maintaining a spaciousness sparsely accented by noise with care and precision. Slavin's lyrics examine the conflict and paradoxes that riddle the human condition with Samuel's instrumentation providing a fitting backdrop. "The Unbroken Sea" illustrates this symbiotic reflection with a propulsive bass line contradicted by ethereal synths that swell and contract, only to be finally engulfed by a pulsating crescendo of rhythmic noise at the end. The dystopian title track "Cleansed by Fire" marches steadily along to a creeping darkwave rhythm. The basic elements of dance music are there, yet the song remains devoid of danceability. Punctuated by lyrics inspired by J.G. Ballard and technological isolation, a glimmer of pop sensibility can be found beneath the haze of the track's potent mood. For fans of Ritual Howls, Throbbing Gristle and Coil.

Tracklisting
  1. Take Me Back
  2. Cleansed By Fire
  3. Damaged
  4. Mission To The Sun
  5. The Unbroken Sea
  6. Computers
  7. In Your Eyes
  8. Three Crossings