City and i.o are releasing album Chaos is God Neighbour via Editions Appaerent on November 1, with preview track ‘Descendant Cross’ premiering via AQNB today. It’s the follow-up to their full-length 2019 record Spirit Volume, featuring x/o, Dis Fig, and vvilms.
Composed over several weeks in 2020, Chaos is God Neighbour forays into the brutal watermark of City and i.o’s collective approach. ‘Descendant Cross’ unfolds into expansive and x/o’s ethereal atmospherics, slowly disintegrating into a wailing blitzkrieg of harsh noise. Ambient pads subsume into pummeling distortions, offering a redeeming point of inflection amidst the wall of sound. The track masterfully asserts space for self-reflection within its totalizing and abrasive conclusion.**