Post Pulse released our latest tracks today for two songs I’m incredibly proud of. Figures On The Sand and Scorching The Sky are two very different songs that elicit some kind of emotional response. Post Pulse isn’t known for our emotional content, so grouping these two songs together makes a lot of sense due to their content, but not their style.
That said, this recording is something I am particularly proud of. As a bassist of more than 25 years, I continue to be inspired and learn new things. I recently learned more about writing bass parts that compliment the song as a whole, rather than forcibly trying to overplay to make things interesting.
I’m still learning what it means to play the role of a bassist while also being an entertainer and an artist, but I feel these two songs show my progress pretty well. Anyway, that’s enough out of me. Here’s the official press release I wrote for our fantastic PR team over at Inverse Records to submit to all the metal websites worldwide. Below that, you’ll find a lyric video for Figures On The Sand.
Finnish metal band Post Pulse makes metal music from Helsinki. In the north, it’s common to think about death, loss, sadness, and pain when the months get dark and cold.
As the world experiences an extreme level of death, Post Pulse has written an anthem about those lost and what it’s like to deal with that loss.
FIGURES ON THE SAND is an epic track that combines the elements of doom, punk, and death metal in a way that is a signature sound of Post Pulse. The lyrics are about pain, loss, and dealing with death in a sincere and human way. While Post Pulse doesn’t shy away from producing emotional music, FIGURES ON THE SAND is by far the most emotionally intense song in their repertoire so far.
SCORCHING THE SKY takes a broader view of the world, our times, and the speed at which we seem to be extinguishing humanity. We know that human life has a time limit in the lifespan of our universe. This song shares our feeling about how humans seem to want to accelerate our extinction. The music is much more upbeat and aggressive, with a few progressive elements used tastefully throughout the track.
With titles like FIGURES ON THE SAND and SCORCHING THE SKY, it only made sense to guitarist Antti Karhu to create an EP cover with an earthy feel. Compared with some other Post Pulse cover artwork, this straightforward image speaks perfectly to the feeling you can expect from this release.
The lyric video for FIGURES ON THE SAND was conceptualized and produced by bassist Sam Roon and guitarist Antti Karhu. Using a video manipulation tool to create various glitch effects, timed with different instrumental parts of the song, there is a consistent pulse to the overwhelming visual display. Lyrics are layered on top of the manipulated image, so they are possible to read.
The EP can be downloaded for free, along with every other Post Pulse release on bandcamp: https://postpulse.bandcamp.com
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