NATIVE CONSTRUCT is the product of collaboration between several students that began in 2011 at the storied Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Guitarist and composer Myles Yang's passion for innovation, coupled with his extensive academic study of arranging and compositional techniques, makes NATIVE CONSTRUCT a truly distinctive up-and-coming metal act. Yang, along with bassist Max Harchik, and vocalist Robert Edens completed work on their debut album "Quiet World" in between 2011 and 2013. By 2014, the band's music caught the ear of Brian Slagel at Metal Blade Records, and led to a recording contract and a worldwide release of the band's debut album. Listen to the first single, "Mute," and pre-order the album now at metalblade.com/nativeconstruct.
World" was largely self-produced and written between 2011 and 2013 in
between the individual band members' studies at the Berklee College of Music.
What began as jam sessions simply for fun eventually turned into a full-fledged
musical endeavor. All tracking and programming was done at the band's home
studios in Boston, MA, with the exception of vocals, which were recorded with
Jamie King at The Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, NC. The album was mixed by
Rich Mouser at The Mouse House Studio in Los Angeles, CA, and mastered by Jamie
King (Between the Buried and Me, The Contortionist).
A brief listen to
"Quiet World" is enough to make it apparent that there is a
concept, here. Though it's best to let the band explain the album in their own
words: "Quiet World" is about a guy who loves a girl. The guy is a bit of an
odd and eccentric person - an outcast. He's also a mute, and a little unstable,
as it turns out. The girl doesn't return his feelings, but he can't bring
himself to let go. As his unrequited passion for her devolves into obsession and
eventual resentment, his mind begins to slip further and further away. He
convinces himself that he can't be loved because of his condition and
abnormalities. So he decides to create for himself a new, fantastic world of
which he has complete control - a world where there are no oddballs or outcasts.
A world where everyone is surrounded by people who are just like themselves: a
much quieter world.
"It's at this point that the first track of
the album, "Mute," begins. And it turns out that many of the subjects of his new
world are not as content living this way as he is. In the second track we see a
new character, the Archon, rise up and unite his people in the clouds with the
once distant people in the sea. He leads an opposition to "Sinister Silence," as
the people come to call him. The rest of the album unfolds with events within
the "Quiet World" and manifestations of the enduring struggle between the Archon
and Sinister Silence. The lone exception is track number four, "Your Familiar
Face," which steps out of this world for a moment to give a closer look at the
events prior to the first track and the tragedy of Sinister
What is impressive about NATIVE CONSTRUCT is not
necessarily an involved concept on a debut record, it's that they wrote,
produced, and recorded the album while balancing school work and on a college
student budget. It's the epitome of "self produced." And what NATIVE
CONSTRUCT wants fans to know is that "the composition process for this
album was intensely meticulous from top to bottom. Each note, each lyric, each
twist and each turn were arrived at with the utmost care. As such, we were able
to weave rich, often subtle layers of meaning into the music and text. We're
very excited for you all to experience the result of our efforts!"
"Quiet World" is slated for release on Metal Blade Records April,
NATIVE CONSTRUCT is:
Robert Edens - Vocals
Yang - Gitarre
Max Harchik - Bass