Experimental progressive metal jazz/classical trio VORONOI have shared the video for their new single Interstellar Something, the second track lifted from the forthcoming album ‘The Last Three Seconds’. A complex foray into the realms of progressive metal and jazz experimentation, the album is set for release on May 7th, 2021 via Small Pond and Art As Catharsis. Watch the video clip for Interstellar Something via YouTube below.
Painting the image of a cosmic juggernaut, the song is an intense musical journey that truly showcases the breadth and depth of Voronoi’s ambitious sound. By the track’s conclusion, the soundscape, once so calm and passive, becomes ominous and unblinking—ready to strike.
“As our second single, Interstellar Something Once again follows on from the cosmology theme,” says keyboardist Aleks Podraza. “This one delves into cosmic horror a bit more. What if there were an interstellar unidentifiable thing that you could see? Something that you couldn’t describe, floating through space, and you knew about it? How would that make you feel?“
Forming off the back of contemporary jazz outfit Zeitgeist, Voronoi take the power and rhythmic complexity of heavier prog-metal and fuse it with the sophistication of classical music and jazz. A passion for science fiction thematically drives the band’s heaving and chopping style, whereas artists such as Autechre, Car Bomb, Tigran Hamasyan and J.S. Bach help shape the rigid, experimental structure of ‘The Last Three Seconds’.
“Compositionally and stylistically we have moved into much heavier territory than our contemporary jazz foundations,” says Podraza. “It really shows. If you were to put this record against the first tunes we played together as Zeitgeist, it would be like introducing a much less capable Thelonious Monk to a less hectic Dillinger Escape Plan.”
Those following Voronoi’s career will need little convincing on the quality of ‘The Last Three Seconds’. Collectively, band members have performed and recorded with groups like The Cinematic Orchestra, KOYO, NJYO, Jenova Collective, The Often Herd, Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip, Wandering Monster and more.
This in turn has garnered sizeable attention at festivals such as Leeds and Reading Festival, Download Festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club – not to mention Voronoi’s thrashing set at 2019’s ArcTanGent.
The cool and collected chaos of ‘The Last Three Seconds’ serves as a snapshot of this live energy, as passion and fury hum at the end of every complex composition. From start to finish, the record is nothing less than executed perfectly, undoubtedly appealing to even the most seasoned of prog-lovers.
Interstellar Something is available to stream now. ‘The Last Three Seconds’ album releases on May 7, 2021 via Small Pond Recordings and Art As Catharsis.