Earlier this year, a number of interviews and responses between Ash Avildsen, the founder of Sumerian Records, and Periphery‘s Misha Mansoor made it clear that Periphery would be leaving the label in some kind of fashion and running independently. With the band’s recent announcement of 3Dot Recordings, we are getting a glimpse into the future of Periphery and their related projects. Misha explains on 3Dot‘s site:
‘We are excited to finally realize a dream that we have had for a while now. With the strong vision we all share, it makes sense to extend that to the label side of things so we can have a vehicle that is perfectly set up for our releases. In addition to that, this gives us the opportunity to curate and nurture outside musical projects and bands that we truly love. 3Dot is a passion project first and foremost, and as a result we can focus on genuinely supporting the bands we work with, thereby using our love of music as our driving force.’
This will hardly be the group’s first business venture, as the act has been associated with Horizon Devices, Top Secret Audio, and GetGood Drums, among many other projects. The label currently hosts Haunted Shores (an instrumental blackened metal project featuring Misha Mansoor and co-guitarist Mark Holcomb) and Four Seconds Ago (an electronic project featuring Misha and co-guitarist Jake Bowen). Alongside the announcement of 3Dot Recordings came the release of Four Seconds Ago‘s debut single, “Fadeaway”. You can listen to it here:
The single features washes of ambient guitar, off-kilter electronic drums and uplifting synths before moving into strings and piano. It makes for a promising departure from the dark, heavy music usually offered by Periphery and its associated projects.