J.R. Robinson perceives life as a long, gradual process of decay. Lightness fades into darkness, while innocence succumbs to the evils of modern society. His music reflects not only this worldview but also his emotional response to it. Wrekmeister Harmonies’ new album, ‘The Alone Rush’ – their first as the core duo of JR Robinson and Esther Shaw – is a hauntingly intense and dark meditation on death and isolation, whose concise compositions carry an emotional heft without the orchestrated bombast of their previous four albums.
Wrekmeister Harmonies ⟡ Candura
In a violent impetus through the ashes, Candura bursts from the rubble in a tearing light, previously immersed in the cloister.