The world is dealing with isolation and loneliness, and Corduroy Orbsion’s upcoming release ‘Kenopsia’ captures the mood.
‘Kenopsia’ will be in all stores and available on all streaming services April 27, 2020. The EP was written and recorded before mass quarantine. It’s an experimental album developed largely in the studio with sparse percussive arrangements. The album focuses on the soundscape and lyrics. Pure acoustic guitar, layered synthesizers, mellotrons, organs, and symphonic electric guitars.
The name ‘Kenopsia’ comes from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, a blog that creates word to descibe the indescribable. Kenopsia means: n. the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that’s usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet—a school hallway in the evening, an unlit office on a weekend, vacant fairgrounds—an emotional afterimage that makes it seem not just empty but hyper-empty, with a total population in the negative, who are so conspicuously absent they glow like neon signs.
The Evansville, Indiana band had an eventful 2019, including the release of their first full-length album — ‘Red’ — and shows across the region, including opening up for The Minks, the ParksFest Music Festival headliner, on the main stage..