Kavus had these words:
'In the summer of 2008, around the time I was mixing what would become Knifeworld's debut album, Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat, my dear friend, musical genius, and leader of Cardiacs, Tim Smith collapsed, a few hours after attending a My Bloody Valentine gig, with what appears to have been both a stroke and a heart attack in the early hours of the morning having phoned me to tell me he was coming over to stay.
Cardiacs had, for the previous five years, been my life or at least a very big part of it. Tim, however, had been my best friend for the previous fifteen or so.
Since his collapse Tim has required 24 hour care and is still unable to go home. This event and those that followed inspired what would become The Unravelling, the all too real epiphany that at a certain point life becomes a process of continual loss.
The Unravelling has been, by a long way, the most difficult album I've yet made. I think that every new work has to be 'the best thing you have ever done'. Whether or not it ends up being so, ultimately, is unimportant and is subjective anyway. What is important is that, during the conception, the writing, arranging, rehearsing and recording, you have to feel like it is.
The Unravelling feels like a realisation of everything Knifeworld have been working towards since our inception and everything I've been trying to do since I first picked up a guitar and started writing songs as a boy.
It's psychedelic, dense, confusing pop music. It's epic, terrifying, exhilarating and all over the place but its anchors are firmly in pop. Surely?'The band will also play 3 UK live dates to celebrate the release, they are as follows:
2nd September - The Musician, Leicester
4th September - Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa
5th September - The Lexington, London
Last year the band released a new video for the track 'Don't Land On Me', which is to be featured on the new album. Take a look: