Gone is Gone is the latest supergroup to break down the barriers of the rock realm. Featuring members of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, At the Drive-In, and more; Gone is Gone introduce a droning and eerie conglomerate of orchestral inspired heavy music with raunchy downbeats and cosmic riffs. Their debut album, Echolocation, is anticipated to release on January 6th via Rise Records/Black Dune Records.
The opening track titled “Sentient” sets the tone for the record with a slow crescendo into a steady pulse with downtuned crunch and ethereal choruses. The track is followed immediately by “Gift,” which is a syncopated and more rhythmically defined tune featuring growly throat-born vocals and crisp hi-hat sizzles over crystal clear yet chugging bass lines.
Track 4 titled “Dublin” is the band’s most recent single and begins with sinister clean guitars and taunting falsettos. Overall, the single presents a melancholic experimentation with effects and guitar tones as well as filters over the drums. It is refreshing yet creepy, which builds a surprisingly beautiful combination.
“Roads” continues with the experiemental approach and plays with loops of swelling effects and a soft synth behind almost whispered vocals. Goneis Gone, especially when recognized for the individual band members’ resumes, demonstrates and unexpected tenderness that is hard to place on the spectrum of musical genres. With a well balanced dissonance, abrasion, and thin layer of ice and fog; Echolocation possesses the recipe for an album of the year.