GRIDFAILURE - Upheaval Of The Foundation

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"Upheaval Of The Foundation" is found on GRIDFAILURE's Shards In The Wire EP, out 11/17/2023 as an independent digital release. The video was directed and edited by GRIDFAILURE's David Brenner.

Shards In The Wire is available at Bandcamp here:

"Upheaval Of The Foundation"
David Brenner: Lyrics, Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Digital Drum Machine, Contact Mic, Pedals, Field Recordings

I’ve always heard those stones
Falling into the abyss beneath my home
This once trusted foundation
An unearthed base
From below
A tumultuous convulsion
Rapturous clamor
Rhythmic expulsion
Convex pulsation
Tumulus tectonics
Subduction’s machination
From below
Support is no longer sustainable
These fault mechanics
This house of good intentions
Sinks into the chasm below

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GRIDFAILURE’s Shards In The Wire sees the frequently collaborator-strewn endeavor void of contributors, with creator David Brenner delivering a discordant and unstable solo performance. Fueled by post-industrial beats and unconventional percussion, tense and grating layers of synth, keys, bass, guitars, and more smolder in harsh noise and drone tinted in mournful horror score persuasion, while deconstructive powerelectronics and elements of nature swirl in the ether.

Wrought with layers of the expected GRIDFAILURE’s vocal savagery, lyrically and thematically, the songs on Shards In The Wire express nothing but dejection and loss. Duality mirrors physical actions and occurrences with inner, mental torment in “Upheaval Of The optimism” and “Shards In The Wire,” a sociopathic ire for humanity is manifested in “Skin Is An Organ” and “Corpse Refurbishment,” one purposely wanders into the wilderness with no way or hope of returning in “Panic Azimuth,” a deceitful split personality drama unfolds in “There Never Was An Aaron” – inspired the apex of the film Primal Fear – with “I Lure Dig Far” embodying a play on the project’s moniker itself.

While not the most experimental, apocalyptic, conceptual, or extreme material of the of the vast GRIDFAILURE arsenal, Shards In The Wire is another thematically cohesive excursion into the underworld of music, delivering a primal and charring undertaking.

Shards In The Wire was performed, recorded, designed, and mixed at The Compound in Valley Cottage New York by David Brenner, who also handled the cover art, photography, and visuals, with the final audio mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering in Nashville, Tennessee (Ultramagnetic MC’s, Steve Von Till, Krieg, Chrome Waves, Thetan).

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