HYPNO5E – A Distant (Dark) Source

Foto Credit: Lis de Nazareth

Release: 22 November 2019
Pelagic Records
CD, DoLP, Digital
Having forged the term “cinematic metal” with their truly epicscope compositions, oftentimes exceeding not only the ten- but the twenty-minute mark, HYPNO5E seamlessly merges elements of contemporary metal with Latin folk, and film-score like sonic landscapes. Following 2018’s special acoustic album, Alba – Les Ombres Errantes, the Southern French quartet return with a more “typical” HYPNO5E record, if there is such a thing. Fifth album, A Distant (Dark) Source, serves as the second part of a diptych album project. Each part will be released separately, starting with the second one.

A Distant (Dark) Source 
is an inward journey to the land of the ghosts of the past. At the origin of this distant dark source lies Tauca, an old Paleolithic lake located in Bolivia, where singer and guitarist Emmanuel Jessua has grown up, and continues to find inspiration for his musical endeavors.

Lake Tauca disappeared more than 15,000 years ago, leaving behind an arid land and salt lakes, like the Salt Desert of Uyuni or Coipasa, at 4.500m of altitude in the Andes mountain range. A Distant (Dark) Source is the musical imagination of a night in this desert, during which the old shores of the lake see the return of the shadows of the people who used to live in this area before its disappearance. A man comes back to the lake to look for the shadow of the woman he loved. The album tells the story of this ephemeral return.

A Distant (Dark) Source is the second part of this story and takes place during one single night… but don’t be deterred by such conceptual enthusiasm, as HYPNO5E’s sound is powerful, visceral, and immediate. There are moments that remind you of the expansive technical elaborations of Between The Buried And Me, but there is also the careful melancholia of Cynic and the sheer power of Gojira… but in the end, all these comparisons fail. HYPNO5E‘s organic sound is undoubtedly their own. Unlike so many bands who rely on a single sound or technique to create their music, HYPNO5E are not bound to any precondition.

A Distant (Dark) Source will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats. See all preordering options below:

North America: http://bit.ly/hypno5eNA
Europe: http://bit.ly/hypno5eEU
Australia: http://bit.ly/hypno5eAUS
Digital: http://bit.ly/hypno5eDGTL

A Distant (Dark) Source Track Listing:
1. On The Dry Lake
2. In The Blue Glow Of Dawn – Part I
3. In The Blue Glow Of Dawn – Part II
4. In The Blue Glow Of Dawn – Part III
5. A Distant Dark Source – Part I
6. A Distant Dark Source – Part II
7. A Distant Dark Source – Part III
8. On Our Bed Of Soil – Part I
9. On Our Bed Of Soil – Part I
10. On Our Bed Of Soil – Part III
11. Tauca – Part II (Nowhere)


Des Deux L'Une Est L'Autre (2007) 
Acid Mist Tomorrow (2012) 
Shores of The Abstract Line (2016) 
Alba – Les Ombres Errantes (2018)

Emmanuel Jessua (guitar, lead vocals, piano)
Jonathan Maurois (guitar)
Cedric Pages (bass)
Theo Begue (drums)

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