This Friday, Accident Prone Records will issue the limited edition 12" LP version of the eponymous debut album from THE POD, the new solo project by MAKE frontman Scott Endres.
Following the successful release of MAKE's most recent album Pilgrimage Of Loathing, the band's first for Accident Prone, THE POD's self-titled debut LP showcases influences from the likes of Gary Numan, Lungfish, Vangelis, Killing Joke, Godflesh, Aphex Twin, and Casio keyboards. The output is worlds away from the harsh and bombastic doom metal of MAKE, yet the album still possesses an atmospheric and mesmerizing quality. Encompassing elements of black metal, synthesizers, and sampled beats, the album is dark and twisted journey of highs and lows, dark and light - a thrilling, yet challenging, ride with truly engrossing results.
Following its digital release in June, the vinyl version of The Pod is housed in a matte jacket, and is available in a very limited pressing of 100 copies on black vinyl, each including a digital download code. Accident Prone will release the record this Friday, August 25th, now with distribution through Revolver.
Offers Endres of his desire to form THE POD, "I needed a project away from MAKE where every decision from beginning to the end was mine. No compromising, no checking to see if everybody else likes any given thing. Just what I want to do from start to finish, for better or worse. THE POD is wholly personal. There are no messages but existential struggle, life and love lost, coping with depression... Coping with existence. It's 100% a vehicle for me to work my own demons out, sometimes literally just making music or sounds to stay active and keep the darker thoughts away. The most active I've been with THE POD has been in my darkest hours."
Upon its release, media outlets have responded positively to the debut effort by THE POD, including Nine Circles who praised, "If searching for something different is a journey you find yourself on from time to time, The Pod has plenty to offer... Lush soundscapes collide with electronic loops while cavernous black metal vocals run head first into ambient patterns and through it all nothing feels forced. The music guides itself to where it needs or wants to go and the results speak for themselves." Heavy Music Headquarters issued, "This self-titled effort is a sonic puzzle, lingering pieces shaped and fitted until a haunting picture is revealed," and Inhale The Heavy posted, "The result is a dark but confident offering that will sate your brain with experimental black metal and heavy electronic beats."