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A Distant Fire

by ALDA

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DuhmMeddl
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DuhmMeddl Even though WOTTR did a great release, this one is my favorite this year. The whole thing takes me far away when I am at work and brings me close to myself when I am outdoors. Much appreciated. Favorite track: First Light.
Deev
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Deev Everyone has some kind of music or sound they associate with certain places, and Alda does just that with Washington. Their music feels like home. I got shivers hearing the Swainson's Thrush at the end of A Distant Fire, because that's the sound of the woods I've known since childhood. It's old, green, moss-covered magic, and they've captured it.
Dave Aftandilian
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Dave Aftandilian As ever, the forest speaks through Alda’s twilight-shimmering words and music. Each building stone we quarry from our Mother’s back is another brick in the wall sealing our tomb. Let us choose another path: remove the dams from the rivers and our axes from the trees and the blind hubris from our hearts. Let us lie down gently upon the cool moss, and gaze up in simple wonder at the starry sky.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    4-panel Digipak in a deluxe reverse (rough) finish. Accompanied by a 12-page booklet on uncoated paper, including lyrics and unique illustrations by Second Nature Artwork - Craig Strother

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    Official ALDA Merchandise
    With artwork taken from the album "A Distant Fire".

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    Multicolor print on the front, black shirt

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1.
First Light 03:18
2.
Stonebreaker 08:28
Stonebreaker the surface is broken in labored strikes by shaking hands stones are split and roots are burned power is sought in emptiness rending life to build a throne for worms coiled within us terror breaks the skull and blades shall pierce the mind banners are raised and weapons are forged in greed and hate, numbness and faith as generations circle the sinkholes of time throne by throne crumbles to nothing stone by stone does this edifice rise to sunder the earth and black out the sky we grasp upwards, sinking faster bone by bone dust for the brick and blood for the mortar bound to towers that rise and stand in witness as the world dies
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Drawn Astray 10:19
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Loo-Wit 02:11
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about

Pre-Save & Pre-Order link for all channels: ffm.to/adistantfire

The Vinyl release is in the works but will only become available at a later point due to general vinyl plant delays and long lead times. Infos will be revealed at a later point.

Alda is
Tim Brown (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals)
Stephanie Bruton (bass guitar, acoustic guitar, cello, vocals)
Jace Bruton (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals)
Michael Korchonnoff (drums, bodhran, acoustic guitar, drones, lead vocals)

joined by:
Marit Schmidt (viola on First Light and Stonebreaker)
Jake Superchi (additional lead guitar on Stonebreaker)

credits

released October 8, 2021

A Distant Fire was composed in Eatonville, Washington
between the Summer of 2017 and Winter of 2019.

Recorded in the Winter of 2019 and Spring of 2020 by Jake Superchi and Alda at Oneria in Olympia, Washington. Mixed by Jake Superchi. Mastering by Mell Dettmer.

Cover paintings and interior paintings by Craig Strother (Second Nature Artwork). Painting photography by Nicodemus Paradiso and Craig Strother.
The band photo was taken by Dallas Bolen.

Illustration by Kevin Alexandrowicz. Layout by Valkenstijn / Eisenwald.
All music and verses were written collectively by Alda.

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ALDA Eatonville, Washington

Born within the thick forests of the US's Pacific Northwest, Alda has spent years cultivating their sound of dense, suffocating banks of black metal fog and moody folk riffs.

Since their inception in 2007, this 4 piece has been dedicated to a lifestyle founded on respect and communication with the soil on which they dwell.
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