Release Date: 11/04/22
Like a memory etched in time; passion put into both words and melody. Sadness is Rebellion, but so is love.
A new era for the band, whereas previously, Larissa Iceglass and William Maybelline had been a couple. In the two years since the Release of Tomb for Two, the two find themselves two no more. Yet the pair were still not solo even though they had ceased their romantic relationship. Moving on with new partners and relocating from Berlin to Athens, Lebanon Hanover would release one of their best albums yet. The record's title Besides The Abyss, with a well its cover, is both a play on words (similar to the expression Elephant in the Room), a well as a Jungian metaphor for an uncertain future. The abyss is the Shakespearen undiscovered country, the fear of the unknown; referencing the English Folk Nursery Rhyme Jack and Jill, a generic pairing of a boy and girl as noted by the bard himself. Richer and sound, Besides the Abyss is a sonic Deprofundis, with songs and melodies that descend into the very Depths of Sorrow. And what emerges is some of Lebanon Hanover's deepest work, with William and Larissa broadening their brushstrokes with more varied instrumentation and refined song structure, asking the question: 'Well, what now? Besides the Abyss is a haze of romance and nostalgia, both lyrically, and in sound. Anchored by a poetic guitar, and bass, the dream doesn't end here, and the spirit of love lives on forever: like a song, like poetry. Like a memory etched in time; passion put into both words and melody. Sadness is Rebellion, but so is love.
|Label: Fabrika Records|
|Run Time: 41:00 mins|
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