Rhetoric of the Image

by Torpor

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Eco vinyl is reground and recycled vinyl pellets. It's a more environmentally friendly option, but means that we don’t get to choose the exact colour of the record.

    ***Picture included is a mock up and not reflective of the final product***

    Digital version is available here torpornoise.bandcamp.com/music

    Includes digital pre-order of Rhetoric of the Image. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around September 20, 2019
    edition of 50 

      £16.99 GBP or more 


Two Heads on Gold
Enigmatic Demand
Mouths Full of Water, Throats Full of Ice
Mourning the Real


Formed in 2012, Torpor's 2015 debut ‘From Nothing Comes Everything’ was a mere hint of what was to come, a larval combination of hooky riffs, hardcore screams and more experimental dynamics – the only elements that would survive the seven years hence. Winnowing down to a three piece, something that would cripple lesser bands gave Torpor a more vital edge. 2016’s split with Bristol’s answer to Neurosis, Sonance, saw the band transformed into a more considered form – world-striding riffs and tectonic rhythms explored as a slow-burn over long form track lengths.

Three long years passed as the trio threw themselves into the subterranean depths of the UK live heavy music scene, exploring the limits of their suffocating sound in venues that could barely contain the scopic weight. New tracks rose to the surface like scalding, viscid bubbles of tar, ideas hammered into shapes ever more towering, and now, a rich reward – new album “Rhetoric of the Image”.

Released on 20th September 2019 digitally (band) and on DLP as a co-release between Truthseeker Music (UK), Sludgelord Records (UK), Moment of Collapse Records (DE), Smiths Food Group (NL) & Medusa Crush Records (CAN).

Sludgelord Records (037) 2019


releases September 20, 2019

Recorded & Mixed by Wayne Adams @ Bear Bite Studios, London, UK
Mastered by: James Plotkin @ Plotkinworks, Philadelphia, USA

Torpor is:
Simon Mason
Lauren Mason
John Taylor

Piano & Guitar by Stephen Trepak on "Mouths Full of Water, Throats Full of Ice"

Band info: www.facebook.com/torporsound/ || torpornoise.bandcamp.com/music


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