Monday, December 6, 2021

Restive Nation’s Descent

Taken from their acclaimed Lucidum EP,  7-piece Dublin-based Restive Nation having released new single ‘Descent’ also offer a hypnotic new video for it that you can experience here at RAMzine.

Descent’ follows the previous ‘Coma’ single with a different blueprint but all the while encompassing the bands ethos to push boundaries and venture into the horizon with rigid confidence.

“’Descent’ is an atmospheric piano-led tune with a rhythmic chorus that climaxes in a crescendo of screeching synth and abrasive guitar work. The track influences are rooted in Nine Inch Nails and Massive Attack,” said the band. “The song was written about an acid trip taken with friends and watching people’s appearance change as they descend into their inner consciousnesses on a journey of self-exploration. 

“The song begins as the effects slowly take place with an initial fear and trepidation that gives way to a chorus of warmth and safety with the desire to trust in the experience and explore even deeper. 

“The story progresses as the traveller realises that there is nothing to fear and to take insight from what is happening. The finale is full acceptance and crossing over, a willingness to abandon old trains of thought for something more profound. The song ends in a rapture of euphoria as the traveller has gained a new, insightful perspective.”

You can order ‘Lucidum’ here. 

Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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