On April 9th 2015, the entity known as vod will release their new album ????? (Tuurngait). vod, the solo project of bassist Dave Trembley, is an anomaly in this day and age with a truly indescribeable sound.
????? (Tuurngait) switches in the spaces between drone, post-metal, doom, and prog metal, back and forth like a bastard cross of Tool mixed in a blender with Meshuggah and Kings X. Stranger still, there are no guitars on this album. Instead of guitars, the bass is the main instrument in this band.
Founder Dave Tremblay describes the album as follows: “Tuurngait, (meaning ghost) is an album about winter, the snow, the night, isolation, and the cold. Riffs being built, atmospheres rising and then falling back, polyrhythms and off-time signatures. All played on bass guitar, with drums and vocals. Loads of bass and sub-bass frequencies, and lot of droning and good riffing.”
Tracklisting: (Note: Tracks do not show up as symbols in download)
Dave Tremblay – bass, vocals, drum programming, effects, recording
François Tremblay-Gaudreault – backing vocals
Jon Sydor – effects, mixing, mastering
Nicolas Riverin – trumpet
Laurence Harvey – choir vocals
April Johnson – album art