PRESS RELEASE: 11 January 2013
Structures - Your First Day As Part Of Our World
Release Date: TBC
Launch Location: TBC
Format: CD or Digital only
Limited Edition: A limited edition first pressing of the album will come in a military document wallet with artwork booklet aswell as the CD.
The theme of the album is optimistic. An uplifting journey that starts bleakly and travels through twists and turns until it’s blissful denouement. It’s theme centres on the concept that humanity as a whole seems to have stopped pushing themselves, stopped appreciating people who do amazing things. But in this bleakness, glimmers of hope can be found…Growing gradually as the album progresses.
Featuring fantastic artwork and typography from Thom Baker.
Baikonur Cosmodrome is a name synonymous with the beginning of many amazing journeys, so it seemed fitting to open the album with a track of the same name. It’s chugging opening echoing the sounds of the train that bears the launch vehicles on their journey to the platform, building riff upon riff until the music calms, reflecting the calm before the storm…a countdown begins and the song implodes in tumultuous rolling chords, mimicking the explosive launch of another voyage…
Named in honour of Vladimir Komarov, a man who gave his life so that his best friend could go on to make history. That mans friend was Yuri Gagarin. Five minutes of ambience blurs into Komarov’s final communication with the russian cosmodrome.
The Man Who Wandereth Out Of The Way of Understanding Shall Remain In The Congregation Of The Dead
Structures have been playing this live for over two years now; it finally made it's way onto tape and sounds exactly like the Structures you would expect; harsh riffs, beautiful cascasding chords and melting noise make up the second longest track on this album.
We Were Surrounded By Steel
A moment of clarity, and space…
The albums turning point, spoken word into impassioned song…Our time is now. Easily the most ambitious track the band have ever recorded, tension and release, progression and exploration. This track alone takes you on a journey, from it’s spoken beginning to it’s thunderous ending…Unexpected and yet exactly what you want it to be.
Six Red Lights In The Sky
Fretless bass and marching drums drive a lilting track that gathers momentum into viscal energy to explode. Close your eyes and the apocolyspe of the previous five tracks seem impossible in the beauty of the warm sun.
Hope (Their First Day As Part Of Our World)
The final track is the psalm to which we stand. We are the people, we've been waiting for.
Jon Caves - drums and vocals
Ian Clarke - vocals, guitars and samples
Iain Plimmer - guitar and vocals
Dickie Styles - bass
All Music Written By Structures
Album Design by Thom Baker www.thombaker.co
Lyrics By Ian Clarke
Recorded and engineered by Structures and Alan Caves at Sinewave Studios, Tamworth 2011-2013