Today, Edged Circle Productions announces June 24th as the international release date for the stark debut EP from Crossed Paths, 4AM Sessions, on 12” vinyl format.
Crossed Paths is something of a dream team-up between Bolt Thrower’s Andy Whale (also drummer for Edged Circle death metal titans Darkened) and the prolific Jason Walton (Agalloch, Sculptured). And “dream” is the operative word when it comes to the duo’s debut recording, 4AM Sessions: far, FAR from metal, Crossed Paths create dark and unsettling kosmische in the grand tradition of ‘70s Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, and Cluster. Familiar these spacey excursions may be seem, uniquely, the duo’s electronic ambience integrates an overt war-themed focus, creating a hallucinatory effect not unlike the visuals to the film Apocalypse Now.
This record will be strictly limited to 100 copies, with all profits from the physical and digital sales donated to help the people displaced by ongoing conflicts.
In the meantime, stream the entirety of 4AM Sessions HERE at Edged Circle‘s Bandcamp, where the record can also be preordered. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Crossed Paths’ 4AM Sessions
1. Tango with Charlie [5:05]
2. Tommy Teased Tiger [4:36]
3. Frolicking with Miss R. Schmitt [3:57]
4. Remorse [5:00]