19 FEBRUARY 2016: Rangda return with a new album next year. The trio comprising Sir Richard Bishop, Ben Chasny and Chris Corsano strike again with The Heretic’s Bargain in February 2016, an album which reinforces Rangda as a band with a shared intuition, not merely the sum of three separate (though great) parts.
After years of recording and touring together, Bishop and Chasny’s guitar playing has mutated via some kind of lateral gene transfer of their musical DNA, and the rhythms ridden by Rangda feel mutually funded – Corsano’s beat-making is as fine-lined and rawly inspired as ever.
The Heretic’s Bargain takes territories that Rangda explored on their first two albums – the abraded fury and free forms of False Flag and the serpentine Rang-dang-doodle songatechture from Formerly Extinct – and evolves further their lattice of interlocking intricacies, bringing forward new chances and challenges to their methodology and establishing a propulsive, unified structure. Lots of ground covered: abraded fury, free forms and serpentine Rang-dang-doodle songatechture mutated via some kind of lateral gene transfer of their musicial DNA – a trip best take WHOLE. It’s all part of the same earth. Until you fall off the edge in the end.
Take the leap and listen to the first single “To Melt The Moon”