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Salad Days Magazine | September 29, 2023

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Author & Punisher announces new album ‘Krüller’ out February 11

Author & Punisher announces new album ‘Krüller’ out February 11
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Author & Punisher, the alias for visionary San Diego musician-meets-mechanical engineer Tristan Shone, returns with the melody-laden new album, ‘Krüller’, featuring a suite of upgraded machines…

…a distilled vocal process and a handful of guest players including Tool’s Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor. The album will be released on Relapse Records on February 11. A taste of the eagerly-awaited record arrives with release of ‘Drone Carrying Dread’ and the accompanying, graphically-saturated video. The clip was directed by Monte Legaspi and features illustrations from album cover artist Zlatko Mitev.

‘Krüller’ tracklist:

Drone Carrying Dread
Maiden Star
Glorybox (Portishead cover)

Author & Punisher has announced two rounds of 2022 European tour dates with North American performances to be announced soon. Part of the ‘Krüller’ revamp included refining the machines that have become synonymous with Author & Punisher. As a result, Shone is also launching a bespoke audio gear company called Drone Machines to coincide with the release of ‘Krüller’. The gear company launch follows nearly two decades of Author & Punisher honing in on his craft – meticulously inventing, machining, experimenting, and creating custom musical instruments for his incredible live performances and recordings.

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