OLD TOWER Complete Work On New Album “Stellary Wisdom” / Debut Live Performance At Roadburn Announced

Dungeon synth enigma OLD TOWER has completed work on the latest chapter in the OLD TOWER saga, “Stellary Wisdom”, that will see its release on compact disc (the first OLD TOWER release to surface on CD format) and digital on Feb 9 via Profound Lore Records (with vinyl and cassette edition coming later via Tour De Garde and The Shadow Kingdom).

OLD TOWER is the creation of a mysterious entity from The Netherlands known as The Specter who, through the vessel of OLD TOWER, creates alluring yet meditative otherworldly lo-fi synth music that transports the listener to a long forgotten age of memory’s past. OLD TOWER started in the summer of 2015 with the first recordings being rather minimalistic and primitive. It was through the split with Orodruin when the concept of OLD TOWER and The Shadow Kingdom came into existence and since then, OLD TOWER has collected an alluring repertoire through split-cassette releases and cassette EPs that culminated with the first OLD TOWER full-length “The Rise Of The Specter” released early 2017 (Profound Lore will also be issuing the CD version of “The Rise Of The Specter” later in 2018 following the release of “Stellary Wisdom”).

 

The whole concept surrounding OLD TOWER and The Shadow Kingdom is that they are both very personal projects. In an age where a lot of “dungeon synth” is just dull fantasy music without too much thought behind it, this is not the case with OLD TOWER. OLD TOWER is a reflection of The Specter’s personal inner world and experiences in real life. The Shadow Kingdom can be seen as a dimension, a metaphor for the world that everyone experiences, but cannot see or do not want to feel; the solitude and darkness that resides in us all. OLD TOWER is a resistance towards modernity and the shallow values which our society is built upon.

The visions that are formed when consuming the sounds of OLD TOWER are that of mystical desolate landscapes, majestic ancient ruins, deep dark decrepit dungeons, murky chambers, and ghostly moonlit forests. Meditative audial spells dedicated to the eternal dark war.

Track listing for “Stellary Wisdom”

  1. Deep Within My Somber Castle Halls
  2. Stellary Wisdom

The Specter will also be making the live debut of OLD TOWER at next year’s Roadburn Fest on April 21 appearing at the Hall Of Fame venue. Will be quite the experience to witness the dungeon synth majesty at Roadburn next year.

 

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