Sisyphean

by Lamniformes

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    This Furhoof: Sixth Man pressing of 'Sisyphean' on cassette is limited to 105. This clear cassette with gold liner comes packaged inside a beautifully designed double-sided cross-box designed by Joseph Klomes. Upon opening you will find a set of 3 double-sided lyric cards. Lamniformes dedicates the album to the city of Chicago, and so, you may find a special Chicago Bulls surprise inside...

    All come hand-numbered.

    First Pressing.

    Clear w/ Gold Liner (ltd to 105)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sisyphean via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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about

Lamniformes, the songwriting project of multi-instrumentalist Ian Cory, has its feet in two worlds. Informed as much by Cory’s experience in the Brooklyn indie rock circuit as by his love for the sounds of sludge and post-metal, Lamniformes is a band that defies easy categorization. Picture Old Man Gloom writing bedroom pop, or Mount Eerie on a Neurosis binge. The project’s newest release, 'Sisyphean' is both heartbreaking and head-banging, an achingly beautiful collection that combines melody with soul-crushing distortion.

To bring these six songs to life, Cory recruited a crack team of musicians from Chicago’s art rock scene and the world of Brooklyn indie pop. Recorded at Chicago’s Pallet Sound studio by Seth Engel (Options, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya) and featuring performances from members of Gabby’s World, Bellows, and Small Wonder, 'Sisyphean' is the product of a multi-regional musical community. The record’s sonic landscape reflects this communal effort. Cellos, organs, and electric piano share space with booming electric guitars and Cory’s own drumming. Above it all are layered vocals and midi programming that give the album a distinct melancholy tone.

Despite taking its name from Albert Camus’ absurdist essay 'The Myth Of Sisyphus,' 'Sisyphean' isn’t an academic affair. Cory’s lyrics are rooted in the issues of modern life, including physical and mental health, addiction, toxic relationships, and the struggle to find hope in hopeless situations. The combination of these human themes with Lamniformes’ cathartic music makes Sisyphean an album for both the head and the heart.

credits

released March 15, 2019

Ian Cory - Drums, vocals, organ, piano, rhodes, percussion, toy piano, midi programming, glockenspiel
Parker Langvardt - Bass
Mike Lambert - Guitar
Logan Bloom - Guitar
Terrence Alexander - Guitar
Daniel Lee - Cello
Henry Crawford - Vocals
Oliver Kalb - Vocals
Gabrielle Smith - Vocals
Seth Engel - Engineering, mixing
Greg Obis - Mastering
Joseph Klomes - Design

Music and lyrics written by Ian Cory

Sisyphean was recorded at Pallet Sounds and mastered at Chicago Mastering Service.

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