RES is the project of Chicago based artist and composer Robert Stokowy. He’s back with a new album called Strife of Permanence. According to the press release, Strife of Permanence introduces a new approach for Robert’s sound work, applying concepts inspired by sound art with the piercing volume and distortion of doom metal; its raw sonic explorations have a force comparable to the bold strokes of Kollwitz’ woodcuts. Drawing from a host of writers, artists and musicians, Strife of Permanence produces immense, forceful structures of dark sound matter that explore the ability of sound to create its own visual accompaniment.

I’ve been working with rough sounds all my life,” he says. “Strife of Permanence is different in that I have never worked with material this dense, this radical and loud.”

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