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News /Shadow Universe release new album, “Subtle Realms, Subtle Worlds” on March 11; debut video for new single on Prog Magazine

Shadow Universe release new album, “Subtle Realms, Subtle Worlds” on March 11; debut video for new single on Prog Magazine


From the shadows of Slovenia, Shadow Universe is an instrumental music project, creating breathtaking cinematic soundscapes from post-rock, neoclassical/ambient and post-metal elements. Their third album, Subtle Realms, Subtle Worlds is released worldwide on 11 March, 2022 on Monotreme Records. The album is available for pre-order on CD and digital formats and as a limited edition vinyl LP (480 copies on black, cream/black Galaxy effect and cream with blue splatter vinyl), from the Monotreme Records web shop or from Bandcamp.

Prog Magazine has premiered the video for their second single, Hymn for the Giants here.

Formed in 2017 by Peter Dimnik and Žan Šebrek, Shadow Universe merge contrasting textures of shimmering ambient soundscapes and heavy anxious darkness to portray the diversity of nature and life on earth and beyond.

About Subtle Realms, Subtle Worlds:
Every person experiences the world differently, which puts us into our own unique bubbles, subtle worlds. Subtle Realms, Subtle Worlds finds the band turning their songs into living, breathing ecosystems, carefully dissecting every moment of peace and chaos alike. The album sees the building particles of the universe as separate worlds, with their own story, perception, rules and individual inner realm.

Opening track Organism, which portrays the coherence of forming organisms; from a vast universe itself down to the tiniest building particles of it, sets the tone with its slow, tense build to crushing, exhilarating peaks, Don’t Look at It and You’ll See It evokes free-flowing spontaneity through beautiful cascading piano and emotive violin, towering guitars, and soaring synths.

Masterfully harnessing both the quiet and the loud, Hymn for the Giants glorifies our almighty and precious trees, with moments of calm cut apart by vast swathes of brutal, yet considered, cacophony, Losing Home’s portentous, droning synths and trumpet ratchet up the suspense, while on Antares Goes Supernova the band carve out layer upon layer of affirming and effecting riffs, each one more powerful than the last.

Season of Eternal Maze wraps up the album with a meditative piano and harmonium, wide guitar driven melodies and guides you to your inner maze.

1. Organism
2. Don’t Look at It and You’ll See It
3. Hymn for the Giants
4. Losing Home
5. Antares Goes Supernova
6. Season of Eternal Maze

Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Peter Dimnik

Peter Dimnik – guitars, piano, synths
Žan Šebrek – drums, percussion
Ana Novak – violin on 1, 2, 3
Gašper Selko – trumpet on 4

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