Herukrat recently released “Anna Karina”, self-described as “ an exploration of an archetype of womanhood, themed around Anna Karina’s roles in Godard’s films from ‘60 - '67." I’m not sure how many womanly archetypes show through the music, but the noise is brutal, consisting of an immense, unrelenting wall, pierced only by vicious stabs of screaming feedback. It’s a bold statement, and an absorbing, cathartic listen. The piece consists of two sides, Side A (above) and Side B, both of which form a cohesive, brain-scraping whole.
"Anna Karina” is available on cassette via underground label SVN OKKLT, or as a free download from Herukrat’s bandcamp page.
The next Herukrat split release is done being recorded, this one is going to be a really special split for me and isn’t something I thought I’d ever be doing. The art direction might be a hint. More details soon!
Here’s one of the upcoming Herukrat tracks from the split with Fresh Water Girls. We had some delays in getting the art shipped with the holidays slowing down the postal service, but they’re currently being dubbed and will be ready to be sold in a week or two.
After 6 or so months I think I put the finishing touches on the next Herukrat full-length album tonight. This is about 10x work I’ve put into any previous releases and I’m really excited about it. It’s a pretty big departure from anything else I’ve done under this project and it is definitely more sophisticated and thought-out than any of the previous tapes. Total Black is going to be releasing it for me, and insha'Allah it’ll be out by the end of the year.
A lot of stuff in the works. New Herukrat tape coming soon, as well as a track for a upcoming Total Black compilation. Debut tapes by Aura Destroyer and Dagger Lust also on the way. Keep my mind focused and remember my goals.