Farer – Monad


Monad is derived from the ancient Greek word ‘Monas’ and means singularity. It is a point in which all physical laws are indistinguishable from one another and where space and time merge and cease to have any independent meaning. In cosmogony it is the most primal aspect of God. For the band the word levitates somewhere between divinity and the Big Bang.

Monad was first released on the 20th of November 2020 on CD through Aesthetic Death and cassette via Tartarus Records. The release was accompanied by a livestream of the band performing Monad in its entirety. Six months after its initial release, with the world slowly opening up, the vinyl release of Monad is coming in cooperation with Tartarus Records. Presented as a limited edition clear and black marbled color double LP housed in a heavy gatefold, showcasing Niels Verwijk’s gripping, original album artwork brilliantly.

Dutch doom/noise trio Farer create an imposing discord of severe, caustic bass textures, harrowing vocals and winding drums. The band, featuring members of Ortega, was originally founded as Menhir in 2013, but chose Farer as their new moniker mid 2019, after spending two and a half years writing and recording their debut record Monad. By taking time to further explore the possibilities of being a band with two bass players and the absence of a guitar, the record exhibits the band’s evolution into a new entity thoroughly. Meaning, carefully crafted, drawn-out, oppressive and compelling songs.

With their debut, Farer made a committed and captivating testament to suffering. Heavy grinding riffs and deep pulsating rhythms; a restless stirring. Amidst all these layers you can hear the voice as a primal scream – the shock of being. The dissonance of forces vying for existence and the harmony of lightless oblivion. An agonising story of something or somebody coming in contact with the singularity Monad and thus creating an incomprehensible cycle of violent creation and destruction. Out of nothing, nothing becomes.

FFO: The Body, Sumac, Amenra etc.

Monad is a collaboration between Aesthetic Death (CD) and Tartarus Records (Cassette and vinyl)

Cassette pressing info:
Edition of 100 cassettes housed in a diecut cardstock case. Printed on 250g Silverstar cardboard!

Vinyl pressing info:
Pressing of 200 on black & transparent marbled vinyl
Heavy gatefold
Insert sheet
Download card included

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