FORM presents:



  • Date: Sun 19 Feb 2023
  • Venue: Cluny 2
  • Advance tickets: £16.00
  • Doors: 7.30pm

Author & Punisher has returned after a three-year gap with a mind-blowing new album in Krüller.
Wielding upgraded machines, a new sensory stratagem, and a crafty curation of top-tier collaborators,
proprietor Tristan Shone emerged from the time off refined and re-tooled. Krüller is hoisted defiantly on
breakouts “Incinerator,” “Drone Carrying Dread,” “Maiden Star,” but menaces profoundly on
“Blacksmith,” “Centurion,” and the title track. These are anthems for the decay and self-absorption of
today. To celebrate and invite musicians and creators into his visceral and tactile world, Shone’s also
launching a bespoke audio gear company called Drone Machines to coincide with the release of Krüller.
“Drone Machines is a boutique gear company started by myself and two others with skills in mechanical
engineering and synth architecture,” Shone says. “Using my current devices as a starting point, we have
redesigned them to be much more robust and streamlined. The machines I use in Author & Punisher are
pretty raw in construction, so we wanted to expand the functionality. As for Author & Punisher, I wanted
to up the game. The time off [largely due to the global pandemic] allowed me to reshape my synth and
drum sounds, my microphone, and the rest of the gear. I’ve made some new machine versions for
practically every album, but I never got the chance to dig into the guts because I was always writing or
touring: album cycles became a lot more important after the Drone Machines album. I finally got the
chance to improve the machines I use with a team of like-minded folks. And most importantly, I wrote
constantly. As the pandemic kept pushing out, I just kept on writing. I haven’t spent this much time
writing in a very long time.”


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