LATE NIGHT VENTURE – Photo by Rasmus Sejersen
Danish post metal quintet LATE NIGHT VENTURE has completed its fourth album ‘Subcosmos’ which is the third and last chapter of their cosmic trilogy about mankind, life and space. Now, the band posts a trailer for the album set for November 1st release, and the release is followed by a November headliner show in Copenhagen.
Watch and listen to the trailer for LATE NIGHT VENTURE’s new album ‘Subcosmos’ HERE
The Copenhagen, Denmark based post-metal band LATE NIGHT VENTURE has travelled a long way, both as individuals and as a unit. The band released their self titled debut album back in 2006 and after a series of personnel changes, the current line-up assumed form and released ‘Pioneers of Spaceflight’ (2012) followed by ‘Tychonians’ (2015). These two albums took their cue from shoegaze and post-rock unfolding narratives of the universe, man’s encounter with it and the questions of both scientific and existential observance emerging from such contemplation.
As where the first two records are positioned from an observing standpoint, the new record ‘Subcosmos’ is a highly personal work. Also, the music has shifted its focus as the band has moved towards a heavier post-metallic sound and expression. Throughout the album’s seven compositions, LATE NIGHT VENTURE stands tall with its chilling Scandinavian vibe, the use of unexpected elements such as glockenspiel, analogue synths and field recordings as well as the momentary utilization of the Danish language as a narrating element in the tight arrangements. Once more, LATE NIGHT VENTURE has worked with one of Denmark’s most original and profilic producers Lasse Ballade (Halshug, Slægt, Solbrud m.fl.) in his Copenhagen studio, where the band recorded the album in a live setting resulting in a vibrant and intense outcome.
‘Subcosmos’ is the third and concluding chapter in LATE NIGHT VENTURE’s cosmic trilogy, and as such a part of the band’s meditation on mankind, life and the universe, in which this life unfolds. ‘Pioneers…’ took its point of departure in pure fascination of space travel and retro sci-fi and is the grand wondering gaze into space through the eyes of man. ‘Tychonians’ is an homage to the big Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, taking us from space travels and down to earth to the scientific human occupied with understanding the physical world and our origins. With ‘Subcosmos’, we are landing firmly on Earth among the human species. On this album, the band looks within, into their own microcosmos, a universe, which we all experience – a life lived at a specific place in a specific period of time. The record is a dark and enticing journey into a dystopian suburban past. Inspired by the band members´ own early life in the failed utopia of late-seventies concrete suburbia, “Subcosmos” dives into the tumultuous state of mind of teenage misantrophy and the occasional escape into substance and music.
‘Subcosmos’ is released on November 1st 2019 as LP, CD, Cassette and digital formats as a co-release between Swiss alternative metal label Czar Of Crickets and the Danish label Virkelighedsfjern.
LATE NIGHT VENTURE has just announced a co-headlining show alongside post-rockers The Shaking Sensations on Vega in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 23rd and tickets can be purchased HERE. More announcements of shows in Denmark and abroad will follow within near future.
LATE NIGHT VENTURE live 2019
23.11.19 – Copenhagen, Lille Vega (m. The Shaking Sensations) – Event
LATE NIGHT VENTURE line-up
Søren Hartvig: Guitar & vocals
Michael Falk: Guitar & vocals
Peter Falk: Drums
Jonas Qvesel: Synth
Jens Back: Bass
LATE NIGHT VENTURE ‘Subcosmos’ – Artwork by Alexander Hettel
‘Subcosmos’ Track list:
1. Far From The Light
4. Desolate Shelter
6. No None Fought You
7. No Burning Ground