Panorama, in ten pieces. is a suburban horror that tells the story of a residential street in darkness. Populated by a revolving ensemble of dysfunctional lovers, loners and shut-ins, the film peers in at the strange relationships and domestic rituals that go on behind the closed doors of one neighbourhood at night.
Containing 55 minutes of their darkest, most challenging music to date, the album was written over a year and recorded in late 2014 with producer Dax Liniere (SLEEPMAKESWAVES, SOLKYRI), in several rural and suburban studios. Also mixed by Liniere over a 4-month period and mastered in High Dynamic Range by Sean Diggins, this record showcases the band's intricate and unorthodox songwriting.
As with every Dumbsaint release, Panorama, in ten pieces. will contain a synced film component. The 60 minute feature-length film was written, edited and filmed entirely by the members of Dumbsaint. This surrealistic adaptation of the album's 10 tracks sees the band delve further into suburban darkness and the enigmatic characters that lay behind closed doors.
With a cast of 25 actors and shot over 6 months, this experimental work will come as a vinyl-only exclusive and be released separately in full at the end of 2015.
The first single and short-film Cold Call will be released on July 3. Pre-orders for the new album will also be available on this date.
Panorama, in ten pieces. will be released on August 7 on LP, CD and digital formats in Australia through Bird's Robe Records and Art As Catharsis Records, with a limited cassette tape release through Grimoire Cassette Cvlture.