“Blood” is the first single lifted from “Samsara”, the fifth album by Dutch slowcore dream-pop artist The World of Dust. The album will see official release on the 1st of March 2019 via Hidden Shoal and Tiny Room Records.
“Samsara” is effectively a full-length collaboration between The World of Dust’s Stefan Breuer and Todd Tobias (Guided by Voices, Robert Pollard, Circus Devils). Previously contributing keyboard arrangements for 2015’s World of Dust album “Womb Realm“, Tobias created all the instrumental backdrops for Samsara’s evocative songs. A shadowy universe of forlorn beauty, this lo-fi bedroom pop experiment is shrouded in elemental imagery and laden with ennui. Intimate and wistful, “Samsara” mines a similarly rich emotive seam to Norwegian slowcore legends The White Birch.
The process for “Samsara” saw Tobias send Breuer 26 instrumental ideas, from which Breuer chose those which resonated with him most. Over the course of nearly two years, Breuer wrote and refined an especially personal suite of lyrics, reflecting his struggles with his mental health and his experience of becoming a father. The result is World of Dust’s most fully realised and vivid album to date.