Limited double 180gm clear vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2018 release. Rising from the ashes of Agalloch and Giant Squid, a new group is born: Kh�rada. Featuring former Agalloch members Don Anderson (guitar), Jason Walton (bass) and Aesop Dekker (drums) alongside ex-Giant Squid guitarist / vocalist Aaron John Gregory, Kh�rada creates colossal, textured, and emotionally powerful music. As a completely fresh concept, Kh�rada is an opportunity for the musicians to explore new soundscapes while challenging themselves creatively. With their debut album Salt, Kh�rada forges breathtaking swathes of sound that swell, stretch, submerge and recede with panoramic power. At once atmospheric, aggressive and apocalyptic, the album's emotion is driven by the band members' view of today's world; these are precarious times. Salt was written under the pressure and uncertainty of the beginning of the Trump-era, standing as a musical exploration of the routine madness we now live. Paired with the surreally visceral artwork of internationally renowned painter & sculptor Cedric Wentworth, the visual explorations prove to be as haunting as the ethereal vocals of Aaron himself.