As post-metal band Light Creates Shadow prepare to release their third full-length, Ghosts pass through, running from the body,  on July 1, they’re sharing their newest single, “Causal Horizon.” Take a listen to the track, premiering right here at New Noise.

The album was created through the organic and intuitive connection between guitarist/vocalist Marc Changnon, bassist Jered Johnson, and drummer Adam Young. The band reformed after their 2011 lo-fi acoustic album, 2 Windows and 2015’s post-rock, shoegaze-leaning Emerge From The Illusion with a new lineup and push toward an artistic and stylistic rebirth.

The band take listeners on an interior journey into the creative process, psyche, and confrontation with the Shadow, buried deep inside one’s unconscious mind and allowing the audience to paint a picture upon their own blank canvas. The LP was produced in 10, intensely focused 12-hour days during May 2021. It was a tiresome process that pushed all involved to exhaustion, though Light Creates Shadow were able to see the project through with their belief that they were creating something special.

With influences like TOOL, Pink Floyd, Mastodon, Isis, Emma Ruth Rundle, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Sunny Day Real Estate, Light Creates Shadow are eager to establish their own path with a sound that is authentically theirs.

Changnon expands on the origins of the new track:

“The ‘Causal Horizon’ is the point where the speed of light can never meet or reach the expansion of the universe. In this space, we find the influence of striving for the unattainable. This song was conceived from that yearning.”

Preorder the new album here, and listen to “Causal Horizon” below:

For more from Light Creates Shadow, find them on Bandcamp and their official website.

Photo courtesy of Light Creates Shadow


Keegan Williams is a freelance journalist and artist (they/them). Keegan is based in Los Angeles, CA and lives quaintly with their hairless cat, two model skeletons, and collection of creepy vintage toys.

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