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A Thirst for Summer Rain

by Lustre

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RMM79
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RMM79 The production sounds better than The Ashes Of Light and the writing has a different feel. For me the last album had a feeling of longing (which I loved) while this album has a feeling of acceptance and hope. The build up of the synths helps the repetition to be more palatable. This is a very nice album to get lost in and relax to. Gorgeous album art, hoping for more CDs to be released 🤞 Favorite track: Quiescence.
Andy.EF
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Andy.EF Totally mind blowing. I am playing this on repeat and can't stop. Lol
Luke
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Luke I'm new to Lustre with this album but, as a gardener, the title immediately grabbed me... I was concerned initially it would be a little too gentle for me - and the lull in the second track does drag a little - but overall this has become one of my favourite records of 2022. There's an almost space-metal quality to the synth lines but less fantastical. It's also the kind of album you could play in a non-metal environment and get away with it, which could save you on a car journey!
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Quiescence 08:39
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Faith 08:11
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Thirst 08:26
4.
Alleviation 08:16

about

“A Thirst for Summer Rain” is the eighth full-length album of Lustre – the Swedish apotheosis of ambient black metal.

As the initial waves of soothing keyboards come rolling in, it is immediately clear that Lustre still adheres to its musical tradition of dreamlike minimalism. However, when the remaining instruments enter the picture, the soundscape in which they are framed is likely to come as quite the surprise for long-time followers of the band. “A Thirst for Summer Rain” is the first of Nachtzeit’s releases to have been recorded, mixed, and mastered in a professional studio – a move which grants the album a depth previously unseen in Lustre. Yet make no mistake, all the elements that brought the project to widespread prominence are firmly in place. “A Thirst for Summer Rain” has a core of warm, ethereal ambience, but is coated in the eerie and harrowing darkness of 90s black metal.

“A Thirst for Summer Rain” will see a CD and digital release by Nordvis on August 26, 2022. Vinyl is due for release on October 28. It was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Odeholm Audio, courtesy of Buster Odeholm. Cover artwork by Benjamin König of Sperber Illustrationen.

Lustre was founded in 2008 by Swedish musician Nachtzeit. After garnering increasing underground renown with his first three albums, Nachtzeit signed with Nordvis in 2012 - a collaboration now celebrating its tenth anniversary, making Lustre one of the longest-running partnerships in the label’s history.

Nachtzeit has since made a name for himself with his masterful use of musical minimalism: slow, heavily textured, and keyboard-laden dirges driven forward by monotonous percussion, occasionally broken up by swarms of guitar distortion. The doomy and droning riffs are repeated at length, but always embedded in an ever-changing soundscape that never gets dull. The keyboards, guitars, and drums often bleed into each other to the extent where it occasionally sounds more ambient than metal.

These elements have hitherto been embedded in a stripped-down, pale, lo-fi, and reverb-drenched production. And this is where “A Thirst for Summer Rain” – which, coincidentally, is about hope, faith, and inspiration during dark times – deviates from the classic formula, marking what can only be seen as a new chapter of Lustre.

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released August 26, 2022

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