News: Sculptured Release New Single and Video for ‘Dead Wall Reveries,’ New Album ‘Liminal Phase’ Drops August 27

Sculptured, featuring guitarist and founding member Don Anderson, bassist Jason Walton (Agalloch, Snares of Sixes), keyboardist Andy Winter (Winds/Age of Silence), drummer Martti Hill (Barrowlands), and guitarist/vocalist Marius Sjøli (Fauna Timbre), will release their new record, The Liminal Phase, August 27 via BMG.

Don Anderson comments about “Dead Wall Reveries:”

“‘Dead Wall Reveries’ is about those artificial separations that allow us to believe we are different than others—that there exists an ‘us’ and ‘them.’ Walls represent the material structuring of the illusion of nations, borders, and ‘others.’ The song and video are also interested in how walls make us behave. How walls create roles for people to play (guards, refugees, citizens, asylum seekers). And how walls trouble our identities.

“The experience of the border is summed up by Chicana writer Gloria Anzaldúa, who writes, ‘I have so internalized the borderland conflict that sometimes I feel like one cancels out the other, and we are zero, nothing, no one. A veces no soy nada ni nadie. Pero hasta cuando no lo soy, lo soy.’ We require a ‘them,’ to be an ‘us.’ We require statelessness to give states meaning, immigrants for citizenship to exist. Such distinctions rob us of the understanding that we are all human.”

Formed in the mid ’90s during Anderson’s teen years, early Sculptured songs took their inspiration from Chuck Schuldiner’s musical vision, after Anderson heard Death’s 1991 record, Human. Since 2008, Sculptured has been silent taking a backseat to Anderson’s other work in Agalloch and Khôrada. Now, Sculptured returns with The Liminal Phase.

Stream and purchase “Dead Wall Reveries” here.

Preorder Liminal Phase here.

Give Sculptured some love at Spotify here.

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