After the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Dageraad in 2014, Belgian post-metal group Charnia didn’t exactly sit still and rest on their laurels. They have immediately started crafting a whole new piece of music that would progressively crystalise into Het Laatste Licht.
Departing from their post-metal debut, the band has been working on more subtle, droney and ambient layers of music. Charnia has brought this piece of music as a work in progress on several occasions, perfecting the album every step along the way. The time is finally here to unveil this remarkable piece of music. The music unravels organically, interweaving hauntingly beautiful melodies and soundscapes, aided by the expert musicianship of Jens Debacker (violin) and Innerwoud (double bass). This fragile piece of work that is reminiscent of the way Godspeed You! Black Emperor or A-Sun Amissa build their enveloping, emotionally-gripping music doesn’t let go off its audience, even after the fierce and harrowing finale has passed. This is essential material.
Het Laatste Licht is released today through Consouling Sounds and is available on CD and LP through here. Listen to the album in full here: