: Exclusive Video Premiere: Tryst Arcane – LURA
Sun of Other Days brings together the Maltese minimal dark duo Tryst Arcane and their compatriot and acclaimed guitarist Emanuel Portelli, (Victims of Creation, Hemplifier, Thy Legion, and Animamortua). Set for release digitally on August 11, the collaborative album will be available on vinyl later this year.
While Sun of Other Days is characterised by interrelated, loose and lengthy songs, our premiere ‘LURA’ is composed on a relatively conventional song structure. This song is not only different in the way that it’s composed, but it’s also the only track on the album to be sung entirely in the Maltese band’s native language. ‘LURA’ serves as an outro track which is rather an extension of the central narrative and conceptualised music found in the other four tracks.
For the duo and their guest guitarist Emanuel, the island’s seashore was part of their childhood’s daily panorama where every family would have their favourite spot by the sea, and where memories of their youth belong. It came natural for the band to be inspired to write music which represents a typical Maltese summer of their youth and setting it as its core theme for this album.
The band write:
“‘LURA’ reminisces about childhood summer days spent with friends and loved ones who are no longer with us. This song is a homage to their memory while expressing deeply the wish to meet again by living a space-time shift, like a magical journey with the hope to actively relive the experience of moments now only found stored in our memories. The lyrics were written by Alexia and Luciano Schembri who both lost their respective brothers who passed on before their time.”
Sun of Other Days is released on August 11, 2023 and is available to pre-order via Bandcamp HERE