New York City’s artist/musician collective, Lansing-Dreiden, have announced that they are coming back with a new sophomore album entitled The Dividing Island. The new album is slated to come out on May 9 via Kemado Records. If you are not familiar with the group, they are a company who works on everything from music and video to writing, sculpture and drawing.
On The Dividing Island, Lansing-Dreiden will explore the theme of division through their use of lyrics, music from various angles and progression and regression against a complex landscape. Now before we lose you to bad flashbacks to 10th grade Geometry classes check out what their official press release said. “What is the dividing island? The album's lyrics paint a picture not of a specific place, but of a general, nebulous state of opposition; yet out of this abstract milieu, concrete meanings may also be derived. ‘Cement to Stone’ and ‘A Line You Can Cross’ -two songs whose lyrics tell of edges, angles, and horizon lines-both feature dueling vocals, lows and highs, suggesting accounts of the lines between men and women. ‘One For All’ and ‘Dethroning The Optimyth’ conjure images of war by way of lines like ‘Twin black wings descend on me/ Finish me,’ against others such as ‘Much before the sword's satisfied/ You can make the whole thing right.’”
Sounds interesting. In other Lansing-Dreiden news, the collective just finished up a gallery show called An Effect Of The Night at New York’s Rivington Arms and received acclaim in Artform’s “Best of 2005” issue. For more information on Lansing-Dreiden, click here.