Falls of Rauros’ Jordan Guerette on “Key to a Vanishing Future,” simplicity in music, and more!

Falls of Rauros

Portland, Maine, black metallers Falls of Rauros released their sixth full-length, Key to a Vanishing Future, on March 25. As you may already be aware, Key earned our Album of the Month honors here at Nine Circles, and it represents a tremendous next step in the evolution of a band for which our staff is quickly running out of superlatives.

On the eve of its release, Buke hopped on a call with guitarist Jordan Guerette to discuss a whole multitude of topics: the new album, the process of sonic evolution, simplicity in music… even the simple process of existing as a band during a global pandemic. We now present that conversation to you in its entirety.

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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Falls of Rauros was March 2022’s Album of the Month!

Vincent had this month’s pick and joins with Ian, Angela, and Hera while Buke once again helms the show. The gang covers the sixth full length from Falls of RaurosKey to a Vanishing Future and unlike last month’s pick, most are in agreement that this album is an absolute epic entry in the band’s discography. As usual, the group covers this album at length and talks about nearly every facet of it as well as catching up since last chatting together, bike riding, books, and a lengthy section on what else tripped our triggers in the month of March. Dig in and enjoy.

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Album Review: Falls of Rauros — “Key To A Vanishing Future”

On Patterns of Mythology, Falls of Rauros created an album that used both familiarity and wonder to showcase new influences in their already established sound; namely post-metal and blues. It could be said that Patterns showed a band that was willing to step outside their comfort zone and opted to add their own flair to a genre that many consider to be saturated and somewhat dull. With Key To A Vanishing Future, Falls of Rauros have not only added more of these majestic flourishes of sonic influence, but also manage to remain firmly within their little corner of black metal.

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