EBONIVORY, one of the fastest-rising acts of the blossoming Australian progressive music scene, have streamed their powerful new single & video for ‘Introvection’, taken from their new album The Long Dream I on 5th June via Wild Thing Records.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/2SPyUelllF8
Pre-order The Long Dream I and stream the single here: https://smarturl.it/thelongdreamI
Singer Charlie Powlett comments: “‘Introvection’ is an endless deep dive into the self. Opening with a descending spiral of riffs and transitioning into truly heartfelt reflection, this song encapsulates the vastly different stages of self-grieving and acceptance after trauma. In signature fashion, ‘Introvection’ showcases our motivations as Ebonivory; to create an experience that hits hard without being overbearing, is musically complex whilst exercising restraint, and having the most fun possible without sacrificing the integrity of our art. We’re immensely proud of this track, and we can’t wait for you to hear it in the context of the full album. We’ll be hitting the road as soon as it’s safe to do so, and we hope that everyone is staying strong through these difficult times.”
Hailing from Ballarat in rural Victoria, Australia, Ebonivory’s The Long Dream I is the first of a two-part concept album, delivering a vision that is pure and unrestrained by musical conformity, often leaving the listener nostalgic, enraged, and paralysed within the span of seconds. Entirely self-produced, mastered by Forrester Savell (Karnivool), and led by singer Charlie Powlett’s emotionally powerful delivery, every song presents a completely unique reimagining of what progressive music is capable of. The music shifts from the punk-inspired moments of ‘Hanmer Street’ into the gritty, futuristic soundscapes of ‘Explosions After Dark’, and transcendental riffs and passages of ‘Introvection’ – all the while effortlessly maintaining cohesive melodic bonds, resembling a sequence of dreams.
The last twelve months have seen EBONIVORY rise through the progressive ranks to become a commanding live act. A whirlwind performance at Australia’s acclaimed PROGFEST, alongside international heavyweights The Ocean (Germany), Monuments (UK) and Skyharbor (India/USA) kicked off 2019 in a big way for the Victoria, Australia quintet. They then went on to support alt-rock powerhouse Dead Letter Circus and traversed the country with progressive rock juggernaut Circles for their The Winter Tour.
The band’s singles ‘Patting the Black Dog’ and ‘Tales Of Termina’ landed coverage with PROG Magazine (UK), Triple J’s The Racket, Spotify’s Homegrown + Heavy Playlist, and Rage. EBONIVORY recently toured Australia with fellow prog-scene mates Glass Ocean and were due to head to the US and Canada in May, touring with Caligula’s Horse. This is now postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.