On June 25th, Fractal Universe will release their new album, The Impassable Horizon, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the record, a video for the new single, “Symmetrical Masquerade” (animated by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media), can be viewed here.
In regards to the lyrical theme of “Symmetrical Masquerade”, the band comments that it is “the hope humans have of a something, whatever its nature, after death. In that constant denial of the fact that death could equal the ‘non-being’, humans turn this anxiety into an expectation, even a deliverance. But there’s always a doubt remaining. And the most distressing thing isn’t the knowledge of the inevitable, but rather the fact that nothing’s for sure.”
Director Costin Chioreanu adds: “The video is a collection of beyond death moments experienced by the last human body left. The robots are trying to keep the body alive, in order to record the travels into the afterlife of the soul incorporated into it. There are memories melted with products of subject’s subconscious mind work. At one point, the robots are planting in the veins of the character a strange recording device, which will follow his soul beyond the realms of death…and then, the memories of the human collective are accessed and collected, and we can see how the entire species got lost into a self-sabotaging belief system.”
Watch the video for the first single, “A Clockwork Expectation” (directed by Vincent Tournaud), at: metalblade.com/fractaluniverse – where The Impassable Horizon can be pre-ordered on CD, vinyl, as well as digitally. Fans can also visit Fractal Universe’s official store for additional vinyl and more: https://shop.fractaluniverseband.com/categorie-produit/the-impassable-horizon/