Heavy The Eclipse, Clouds’ new album tells the story of a dystopian Glasgow 400 years into the future.
Heavy The Eclipse is the Scottish techno duo’s second album, following 2017’s HTID: Heaven-Sent Tekno Impakting Dancefloors, Or Hardcore Till I Die, also released via Electric Deluxe. It tells the story of a dystopian Glasgow 400 years into the future—”After numerous waves of social collapse, Glasgow, a once prosperous city thriving off an industry of trade and shipbuilding, had run to waste in lawless ruin,” the label explains. We’re told to expect “ravaged and warped breakbeats haunted by wailing euphoric noise, vivid and graphic reflections of fractured post-industrial hardcore, moments of poetry flashing within a thick impending fog.”
The Neurealm world was conceived and then carefully developed in close collaboration with graphic designer David Rudnick. It’s also accompanied by a website that tells the whole story with maps and illustrations.
The entire album was recorded over 14 days at Speedy J’s studio in Rotterdam in 2016 and will arrive on November 23, with “Parkzicht” streaming in full via the player below.