CT-NYC post-punk band Reduction Plan has announced their follow-up to 2017’s excellent Somewhere and have also shared two new singles. The new album is called (Ae) Maeth, which will be out (on vinyl!) September 20th via Wallingford’s Redscroll Records.
Earlier this summer, Reduction Plan dropped first single “The River”. Today they have shared “Deliver”. You can pre-order the album at Redscroll Record’s page here.
Via Reduction Plan’s Bandcamp:
If ‘Somewhere’ was a record born in the cold and the dark, Reduction Plan’s latest ‘(Ae) Maeth’ was molded in chaos and fire. The title draws inspiration from the folktale of the Golem, a creature molded from clay and animated to life through the inscription of “æmaeth”, or “truth,” on its head, only to have that same life snuffed out by erasing the first two letters to form the word “maeth”, or “death.” ‘(Ae) Maeth’ is a search for truth in death, a hunt for meaning in the face of vast oblivion. It is a record driven by loss, anxiety, fear, chaos, and a search for purpose.
Both “The River” and “Deliver” reflect Reduction Plan’s expanded instrumentation and lineup. While Somewhere was a spacey and frigid solo endeavor from Manning, these new singles match the fiery energetics of the new album’s cover. “Deliver”, in particular, with its hypnotic bass groove and goth pop chorus, is one of the band’s more danceable songs.
Stream “Deliver” by Reduction Plan on Bandcamp below.
Watch Reduction Plan play UCONN’s WHUS Alternative Radio Live Sessions below:
Stream 2017’s Somewhere on Spotify below: