AUTARKH III is very pleased to announce the CD/DVD of their appearance at Roadburn Redux festival, April 16-18, Tilburg, The Netherlands. This trio consists of Autarkh-members David Luiten (vocals / guitars), Michel Nienhuis (vocals / guitars) and Tijnn Verbruggen (live electronics) and aims to represent an alternative timeline of Autarkh’s debut album ‘Form In Motion.’
Form In Motion moves from a confrontation with the limits of reality to a state of catharsis, self-government and independence through a process of growth and transformation; the timeline of AUTARKH III moves in the opposite direction but is also occurring in the present, in an attempt to counter the linearity of man’s perception of existence. The trio reinterpreted, rearranged and inverted their existing work and added a new composition inspired by the essay collection ‘Tijd van onbehagen’ by Dutch philosopher Ad Verbrugge, which also features glimpses back to Nienhuis’s former band Dodecahedron.
AUTARKH III focuses on ambient and drone atmospheres, alternated with sections that are leaning more towards improvisation and heavier down-tempo arrangements. Subtle glitches and dreamy atmospheres are countered with subcutaneous growly whispers and bursts of harmonic epiphanies, only to be brought down by the inevitable doom that the inverted timeline prescribes.