It’s been a five-year gap since 2015’s The Direction Of Last Things. The longest between any two Intronaut records, but with good reason.
“Some of this music was written within a week of the last record being released. And we originally wanted to get into the studio to make this album back in early 2017, but I think the band was kind of burnt out. And I personally was definitely burnt out, and we decided to take a year off before committing to a new album and the touring stuff that comes with it. After a little time off, I kept writing on my own and I realized I love making this music whether we’re an active band or not.”
A change in the unit’s ranks set things back another year, but soon enough, they were back on track. The addition of drummer Alex Rudinger (The Faceless, Whitechapel) to the Intronaut lineup definitely played a key part in how the record came together, Dunable praising his obsessive work ethic and a “dedication to his craft like I’ve never seen before.
With all the players in place, it was a case of getting down to work and creating the ultimate Intronaut album – which features keyboards for the first time in the band’s history.