Last week (March 27th), Igorrr released their new full-length, Spirituality And Distortion, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the record, a video for the album track, “Downgrade Desert” (produced by Fabian Lüscher & Dynamic Frame GmbH), can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/zCVT-6OFTu8 or below:

Igorrr‘s Gautier Serre comments: “I’m happy and proud to finally be able to share with you that piece of music which is ‘Spirituality and Distortion‘, that has been in the making for a way more time than you may think. I hope you’ll receive this album as the soundtrack of the apocalypse, as it seems to be it.
We shared 3 tracks of the album already; first one was ‘Very Noise’, then ‘Parpaing’, and two weeks ago, we shared ‘Camel Dancefloor’.
Please, keep in mind that those were only parts of a whole piece, and I created this album having in mind the whole piece of music. If you want to have a real opinion on the album, please listen to the whole album – it was built to be listened this way.”

Stream and purchase Spirituality And Distortion now at: metalblade.com/igorrr – where the album is available in the following formats:

– digipak-CD
– box set (digipak CD, pink vinyl, cassette, 48-page artbook, puzzle, pendant – EU exclusive – limited to 1000 copies)
– “Magma” – red / black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 1100 copies)
– “Smoke” – clear w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– “Ink and Paint” – black w/ white edge marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– “Tiger’s Eye” – amber marbled vinyl (Bandcamp exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– brown / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– grey / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
– picture disc vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– red / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– grey / white swirl vinyl (EU shop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– black / white split vinyl (EU shop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– liquid vinyl (EU shop exclusive – limited to 50 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

With 2017’s Savage Sinusoid, Igorrr more than proved to be a truly unique musical force – and 2020’s Spirituality And Distortion cements that well-earned reputation. Slamming together disparate musical styles ranging from death and black metal to breakcore, Balkan, baroque and classical music in a manner that is as unconventional and unpredictable as it is thrilling, Igorrr are unlike any other act, and Spirituality And Distortion displays just as broad a range of emotions as sounds. “Getting stuck in only one emotion is very boring to me; life is a wide range of emotions – sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re sad, angry, pissed off, nostalgic or blown away,” states mastermind Gautier Serre. “Life is not only one color. These 14 tracks are a journey through different states of mind I’ve been through.”

At no stage was there any plan, embracing the freedom offered in the wake of achieving Savage Sinusoid and going wherever ideas took him, embracing a small army of specialist musicians to help him attain his vision. Importantly, like its predecessor, this is not a predominantly electronic record. “The organization part has been more complicated as we had to fly traditional instrumentalists to our studio, so, lots of planes, trains and cars were involved to make it happen, but all the acoustic instruments have been recorded traditionally, with no help of the computer.” These included violinist Timba Harris, bassist Mike Leon, pianist Matt Lebofsky, Oud player Mehdi Haddab, accordion player Pierre Mussi, Kanoun player Fotini Kokkala and harpsichordist Benjamin Bardiaux, among others. Vocally, the most prominent performer is Laure Le Prunenec, whose operatic strains are a longtime part of the Igorrr mix, while regular collaborator Laurent Lunoir also appears on a few tracks. Serre also invited Pierre Lacasa and Jasmine Barra back to the studio (known from their appearance on previous tracks like “Vegetable Soup” and “Cheval”) to appear on “Kung-Fu Chèvre” and got to realize a dream with one guest performer. “We had the honor to welcome my personal favorite musical hero on this album: George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher of Cannibal Corpse. He screams on the track ‘Parpaing’, and his legendary voice brings the heaviness this track deserved. George is like the final boss of death metal. Like on a video game you have the final boss who is the strongest, George is the best in death metal singing. Due to the extreme heaviness and violence of his voice, I found it very much coherent to contrast it with a cheap tune of 8bit music which is the least heavy music on earth. The contrast is beautiful to my ears.” However, lyrics are less important when he is creating, and often these are delivered in languages he does not even speak. “As with the previous albums, I’m entirely focused on the sound itself and how the sonorities of the voice speaks to the heart, not the intellectual meaning of the words.”

Spirituality And Distortion track-listing
1. Downgrade Desert
2. Nervous Waltz
3. Very Noise
4. Hollow Tree
5. Camel Dancefloor
6. Parpaing
7. Musette Maximum
8. Himalaya Massive Ritual
9. Lost in Introspection
10. Overweight Poesy
11. Paranoid Bulldozer Italiano
12. Barocco Satani
13. Polyphonic Rust
14. Kung-Fu Chèvre

Igorrr tour dates
June 6 – Jarny, France – Plein Air de Rock Festival
July 10 – Neskaupstadur, Iceland – Eistnaflug Fesitval
Aug. 13 – Dinkelsbuehl, Germany – Summer Breeze
Aug. 15 – St Nolf, France – Motocultor Festival
Aug. 20 – Alba Iliua, Romania – Dark Bombastic
Nov. 26 – Moscow, Russia – Aglomerat
Nov. 27 – St. Petersburg, Russia – MOD Club

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