Earlier this year, Ben Holton and Rob Glover — better known as epic45 — released the very excellent We Were Never Here, a collection of ambient songs meant to accompany a book of the duo’s photography. And now they’ve announced Cropping the Aftermath, another full-length that explores epic45’s usual nostalgic themes.
“Buildings Aren’t Haunted, People Are” is the album’s first single, and it has the usual epic45 earmarks — shimmering guitars, glitchy electronics, and an overall melancholy mood (thanks to lyrics like “Where do you get your fate?/You seem so full of hate/Is it just a defense/Against the mess we’re in/It’s always the same”) — combined with one of the band’s more intense vocal performances.
Cropping the Aftermath will be released on October 23 by Wayside & Woodland Recordings. It’ll be available on vinyl and CD as well as digitally.