GREG PUCIATO and CARPENTER BRUT come together for 'Imaginary Fire'

The vocal powerhouse and darksynth trailblazer yield wondrous magic.

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Photograph by Jim Louvau

Since the disbandment of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Greg Puciato has flourished as a boundless tour de force. He co-founded his own label Federal Prisoner with artist Jesse Draxler and has remained consistent in his output, mastering the art of the debut record with Child Soldier: Creator of God (2020). Now, his work breathes new life atop the vibrant production of Carpenter Brut on Imaginary Fire. Moving vocal hooks and serene synth melodies encompass this grandiose number, setting the stage for new full-lengths to come from both parties. Puciato prepares his sophomore record, Mirrorcell, for this June and Carpenter Brut releases Leather Terror on April 1st.


Puciato comments on the track:


“This came out of the blue. My buddy and bandmate Ben Koller (Converge, Killer Be Killed, Mutoid Man) linked Carpenter Brut and myself. Peak excitement for me about this one. CB and I were already very familiar with, and fans of, each other's work, so he sent me the instrumental, and I wrote the vocals, and that was that. Straight to the point, no real crazy process with this one. Here's the music. Okay cool, here are the vocals to that music. Done. It came out really fast, one of the faster ones ever, for me at least, very lightning in a bottle feeling overall, where the melodies and phrasings and lyrics all sorta come through at once, in a really quick stream of consciousness burst. That's a special thing that doesn't happen too often, and you hope that it somehow now and then keeps happening. One-off collaborations are great because you can really just focus all of your energy on one track; not an album, not a band, not ten songs on your fifth album, just one singular song-length intersection. I'm really proud of this one, happy to cross these musical paths. I love how the video turned out too. Lyrically the song is pretty to the point. Two people frustratingly trying to get rid of their fears and their made-up bullshit so they can move forward, together or separate, free of outcome.”


Experience Imaginary Fire below or in your platform of choice HERE.