Oriental drone visionaries WYATT E. share spectacular album teaser for « āl bēlūti dārû »; due out March 18th on Stolen Body Records.

Belgium-based oriental doom and drone instrumentalists WYATT E. have recently announced the release of their sophomore album ‘āl bēlūti dārû’ this March 18th on Stolen Body Records. Watch its breathtaking album teaser right now…

Get ready to awaken your sense and embrace a faraway escape to ancient times, as the vast lands and majestic realms of ‘āl bēlūti dārû’ take you on a magic journey to resonate with your past selves…

Watch the album teaser for ‘āl bēlūti dārû’ at this location

Blending incantatory soundscapes with traditional Middle Eastern instrumentation, Wyatt E. writes the soundtrack of a Pilgrimage to Neo-Babylonian Empire, a journey leading to ancient gods, forgotten cities and lost civilizations. Cloaked in mystery, their new album ‘āl bēlūti dārû’ (“The Eternal City” in Akkadian language) is an enveloping and otherworldly exploration propelled by a hypnotic double-drum backup. Its sense of purpose and unique storytelling on top of Billy Anderson’s production makes it an essential instrumental record for all fans of forward-thinking instrumental music. 

Sealing Wyatt E.‘s long-awaited return after their acclaimed 2017 debut ‘Exile to Beyn Neharot’, this new album features two 19-minute tracks recorded in their Karl-EhmannStrasse studio, mixed by doom godfather Billy Anderson (Sleep, Om, Melvins) and mastered by Justin Weisat Trakworx, with an artwork by Belgian artist ammoammo. It will be issued on various limited edition vinyl versions, black vinyl, CD, cassette tape and digital on March 18th through Stolen Body Records.

The band will present the album in its entirety at Roadburn Festival 2022 this April, where they will also perform a special collaborative set with Five The Hierophant and MC Slice. A full European spring tour with Messa was also recently announced (see below). 

New album ‘āl bēlūti dārû’
Out March 18th on Stolen Body Records

UK preorder / EU preorder / Bandcamp / digital pre-save

In 2015, Wyatt E.‘s debut EP ‘Mount Sinai/Aswan’ caught the eye of Shalosh Cult, an Israel-based label that released their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Exile to Beyn Neharot’ in 2017. Since then, the bandwent from a band that wanted to remain anonymous to a highly revered live act in Europe and Israel: Desertfest Antwerp, Stoned from the Underground, Smoke over Warsaw, Tales of Doom Basel, Bristol Psych Fest, Red Smoke Festival, Under the Doom Lisbon, Mount Of Artan, Dour Festival, Electric Meadow… 

The composition of new album ‘āl bēlūti dārû’ results of a challenging use of techniques and instruments never used by the band before: saxophones, saz, unusual use of voices, effects and percussions. Two drum kits have been tracked simultaneously during most of the album to create some kind of messy vibration coming from a huge crowd. A-side « Mušḫuššu » (Name of Marduk’s sacred animal) is a well-balanced track driven by a bass groove & featuring Y. Tönnes on the saxophone, ending up in a traditional acoustic outro. B-side « Šarru Rabu » (“The Great King”) is a military march and shows the band at its best in terms of slowly building up layers to a climax and starting all over again until the final sonic explosion.

WYATT E. on tour with Messa:
18.03 Botanique, Bruxelles – BE
19.04 Le Michelet, Nantes – FR
20.04 Glazart, Paris – FR
21.04 Roadburn Festival – NL
22.04 Roadburn Festival (w/ Five The Hierophant and MC Slice) – NL
23.04 TBA, Braunschweig – DE
24.04 Spillestede Stengade, Copenhagen – DK
25.04 Urban Spree, Berlin – DE
26.04 Drizzly Grizzly, Gdank – PL
27.04 Hygrozagadka, Warsaw – PL
28.04 Paon, Krakow – PL
29.04 Bandhaus, Leipzig – DE
30.04 Dudefest, Karlsruhe – DE
01.05 Hirschenek, Basel – CH

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