Passion Relapse (street date: January 26, 2018 on SofaBurn) is Ampline’s fifth full-length. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Candyland; an analog-based recording studio located in Dayton, KY. Tracking live to tape enabled the band to capture the energy of playing together in a room, imbuing the songs with a sense of cohesion and urgency. As raw and propulsive as it is, the new LP is some of the band’s most accessible writing to date. Picking up thematically where their last album left off, the lyrics explore the interrelation of man, nature, industry and theology. Set atop a backdrop of a mythical sea voyage to find the edge of the World, the songs weave a narrative of death, decay, invention and ‘progress,’ metering the growing gulf between corporeal and spiritual.
This release is on 140 gram virgin vinyl in a gatefold jacket, with original art from illustrator Rob Martz. Lyric insert sheet included along with a Digital Download Code. All orders come with a free poster and SofaBurn sampler.
Ampline 'Passion Relapse' LP
- Side A
It Will Evaporate