Kayo Dot Detail Seventh LP

Mia Matsumiya

Kayo Dot will enter a studio this April to start tracking their seventh studio album, Hubardo.

The record will be recorded at Avast Studios in Seattle, Washington, with producer Randall Dunn (Wolves In The Throne Room, Black Mountain).

Hubardo is an approximately 90-minute conceptual epic double-album, with story and lyrics written by longtime lyricist and former Maudlin Of The Well vocalist, Jason Byron,” says a press release.

“Musically, the album covers the spectrum of all of the band’s works, from the sparse doomy elements of Choirs of The Eye, to the blast-beat, woodwind-driven Gamma Knife, the chorus-bass goth fusion of Coyote, and even lush orchestrated prog moments harkening back to the days of their previous band, Maudlin Of The Well, and, as with all the band’s releases, Driver and Co. venturing into new territory,” says the release.

“The album sees a returning cast of characters with Toby Driver on bass, keys, guitars and vocals, Terran Olson on keys and woodwinds, Daniel Means on woodwinds and synth, Mia Matsumiya on violin, Tim Byrnes on trumpet and horn in F, the first proper studio recording with Keith Abrams on drums, and the first recording contribution of longtime live collaborator Ron Varod on guitar,” the release adds.

The album will be self-released on the band’s own imprint, Ice Level Music, and pre-orders will be taken to help fund the recording and travel costs.

Here is the track listing for the album:
The Black Stone 

2. Crown-In-The-Muck 

3. Thief

4. Vision Adjustment To Another Wavelength

5. Zodelida Caosaji (To Water The Earth)

6. The First Matter (Saturn In The Guise Of Sadness)

7. The Second Operation (Lunar Water)

8. Floodgate

9. And He Built Him A Boat

10. Passing The River 

11. The Wait Of The World

The records will be limited to 300 copies for the Deluxe Edition and 200 copies for the Standard Edition.

Hubardo is slated for a fall 2013 release to coincide with Kayo Dot’s tenth anniversary.

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