PureGrainAudio is now streaming the eponymous debut EP by GEMATRIA, a new duo formed by Ray Suhy (Six Feet Under, Cannabis Corpse, ex-East Of The Wall) and Steve Honoshowsky (Daughter Vision, Billy Martin’s Fang Percussion, No Use For Humans). The stream hits ahead of the EP’s official release through Nefarious Industries tomorrow.
Composed by using elements of gematria – a Qabbalistic numerological system of relating words to numbers, and the writings of Aleister Crowley to help generate rhythmic and melodic ideas – Gematria delivers a hypnotically riveting, intricately crafted, wholly singular progressive sound. GEMATRIA employs the mystical numerical system of Gematria, in the creation of new compositional structures, rhythms, and melodies.
With the EP seeing release, the duo remarks, “We’re excited to share this record with everyone! We worked on this EP off and on over the course of the past year and we’re psyched that it’s finally seeing the light of day. Thanks to the team at Nefarious Industries for releasing this beast and keep a look out for more new material and shows from us soon!”
PureGrainAudio offers, “This adept Red Bank, NJ-based duo delivers delicious sounds thanks to their experimental avant-garde rock that’s infused with electronic, synth, and even jazz. Welcome to the sonic world of GEMATRIA…”
Stream GEMATRIA’s entire mystifying EP early at PureGrainAudio RIGHT HERE.
The songs on Gematria were initially conceived by Honoshowsky in his home studio using synths and electric percussion as well as heavily effected electric bass and guitars. Suhy then wrote melodies and textures over these tracks utilizing a chromatic, jazz-like approach to his parts while utilizing spitting, fuzzy guitar tones. The duo then entered Retromedia Studios in Red Bank, New Jersey to record guitars and mix and master the EP with Adam Vacarrelli, and Michael DelGrasso supplies a guest guitar solo to the track “Hyades.”
Nefarious Industries will release Gematria on all digital platforms and limited CD tomorrow, Friday, October 19th; find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE, and see the previously-released “Star Death” video RIGHT HERE.
Watch for additional audio premieres from Gematria to be issued in the days ahead and expect live shows to be announced soon.