Fourteen years after his third full-lenght Hidden Knowledge, Bristol based composer and producer Kirk George Thompson aka Krust has announced the release of a new album. The Edge Of Everything is out on November 6th via Crosstown Rebels. It is inspired by everything from Christopher Nolan to Hegel, Martin Scorsese to The Kabbalah.
Championing embracing the unknown and tackling the uncomfortably unfamiliar, an unnamed protagonist faces the precipice, with no choice but to take a leap of faith. Diving headfirst into unexplored realms, a profound and perilous quest of self-discovery is undertaken, during which they must reach a higher state, and change forever, for the better.
“This is something everyone on earth is faced with now; as we go further into the abyss of unprecedented times, uncertainty and turmoil, we have to face the reality of our future and adapt”, comments Krust. “Even if we’re dragged kicking and screaming, we’re going into a new world, whether we like it or not. Some people are reluctant to do something different, but I’m pushing forward to show our capabilities. We don’t need be afraid. We have to embrace change, deal with life in a new way, and find different approaches. We’re at a fork in the road and there’s no way back.”
“It’s the same with certain scenes and styles, which musicians shouldn’t feel handcuffed to”, adds Krust, who here is elevated way above standard floor-focussed confines. “We shouldn’t try and maintain the status quo; it’s gone now anyway! We need to take risks. Do we want new and wonderful, or more of the same?”