In late 2013, Orphan Swords sent an email to Ike Yard proposing a vocal featuring for their track Vassago. That track – later featuring a vocal part written and recorded by Ike Yard – was released by Desire Records on the “Risk In a New Age” EP (2014). It was the beginning of a long term collaboration between NYC-based Stuart Argabright and the Orphan Swords, from Brussels.
Later on, Orphan Swords was invited by Desire to remix an Ike Yard track for a compilation around the reissue of their 1983 classic album “A Second”. Orphan Swords then invited Black Rain to remix Asmoday from their EP “License To Desire”. Black Rain is Stuart Argabright’s project with Shinichi Shimokawa – rebooted in 2012 on Blackest ever Black.
The three musicians connected quite well and became good friends over time, not merely sharing interest in music but also in the arts in general and the philosophies that relate to them. In April 2016, after Stuart performed at Rewire Festival with Pete Swanson and Vessel, they spent a night in Brussels at Orphan Swords’ HQ “New Terminal Studios” and recorded hours of music in the most spontaneous and direct fashion. This raw material has then been simmered within the following weeks. The two tracks that figure on “The Future Of The Sun” EP are the pith and marrow of what occurred that night.