Covenant limited CD “Fieldworks: Exkursion EP” to be a tour exclusive. Before the new Fieldworks tour kicks off with 8 dates in the UK, Covenant announce the release of a 5 track EP called “Fieldworks: Exkursion EP”. It’s the first release of an upcoming cycle of records attributed to the theme “Fieldworks”. Containing one song written by each member of the band it spans the tension, dance and artistic leap of faith that Covenant has come to stand for. It also includes a strong collaboration with French electro-industrial newcomer Grabyourface.
2 All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
3 False Gods ft Grabyourface
4 Popol Vuh
5 Das Nibelungenlied (Erstes Abenteuer)
The songs are based on field recordings of great and small things from tours across six continents, mixed with the everyday noise of living. It’s an angry reflection of the interesting times we live in and Covenant use field recordings as a medium and vessel to challenge our perception of media, manipulation and agendas kept hidden from us. The “Fieldworks: Exkursion EP” also revolves around spirituality, taking cues from old texts such as the Mayan creation myth Popol Vuh, ancient temples like the Pantheon in Rome and lingers on the beauty that is life itself. What do we believe in? What is going on that we cannot hear but feel everyday? Rediscover the world through its sounds (and silence) and rise to the challenge of our times.
Covenant! The name stands for exceptional dedication, class and a brotherhood, stronger than blood. Covenant’s name, with its biblical overtones, may have been a bit ambitious for an up-and-coming teen band from southern Sweden armed with rudimentary electronics, but in the end, this combination turned out to be extremely suitable. Whether life imitates art piece by piece or art imitates life is debatable, either way the band’s moniker ended in perfectly bringing the band’s vision, grandeur and brotherhood to the point.
On the release of their last album “The Blinding Dark” They exclaim, “We live in a dark, confusing times” They wrote an album about the feelings involved. In a world that no longer makes sense, “we have to learn to see in the dark”, and “The Blinding Dark” is a hymn to the resilience of a strong soul.
“The music, dystopian and merciless, reflects the shadows that we all carry within us, while we are usually too cowardly to look at them closely. It looks inward, not outward, driven by cold anger instead of passionate fire, as beautiful as a setting star”.
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