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Rel. Date: 07/23/2021
UPC: 656191049214

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Distinct from their work as Unreqvited, Fixation follows on from The Ember, The Ash's 2019 highly acclaimed release, Consciousness Torn From The Void. Fixation is a unique blend of ice cold precision and a swirl of enveloping audio textures. The seven tracks that make up the album were written in 2019/20 before being entirely self-recorded and mixed in their home studio; mastering was handled by Nekkomix. With a theme that picks through the debris of mental illness, The Ember, The Ash drew upon their own experiences of witnessing a loved one suffer through a traumatic episode. Exploring their own reaction to the fraught timeline of events, the band channels their emotional response into the lyrics and music. Suicidal ideation and spiraling thought patterns loom large over the album that is steeped in somber atmosphere throughout. The distress of both witnessing and harboring such dark thoughts are at the core of the record's aggressive sound as well as it's lyrical content.