The Crowneater

by Alder & Ash

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Woven of whispers and screams, The Crowneater is Alder & Ash's third album and continues to push the cello to extremes of minimalism and maximalism. Focusing on what he calls "chamber doom", he brings together classical chamber music with noise, metalcore, industrial and doom metal.

Using only the cello and effects, the atmospheres are detailed and descriptive, as they explore the internal dissonances of the modern world: the futility and powerlessness of a world deformed by capitalism, the horror and humiliation of modern patriarchy, the anxieties of planetary death by climate change.


released December 6, 2019

Music, recording and mixing by Adrian Copeland.
Art and album design by Nick Teplov.
Mastered by Harris Newman.


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Alder & Ash Montreal, Québec

Alder & Ash is a counterpoint of two extremes. The music lies in stillness, introversion, and penitence. It lies in violence, cacophony, and angst. Alder & Ash plays cello with loop pedal to create improvised minimal classical music, with influence of doom metal, ambient, post-rock and noise. ... more

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