Thalassa is the avant-drone project of Aaron Turner (Sumac, Isis, Mamiffer, House Od Low Culture, etc.) and William Fowler Collins. In his many guises, Turner articulates a chimerical aesthetic that intrepidly explores beyond the scope of sludge, hardcore, and post-rock. In Collins' blackened earth drones, he steadfastly engages in the elemental exploration of the New Mexican landscape that often inspire comparisons to the potency of black metal without the need for a single blast beat. It makes a lot of sense these two would eventually cross paths and collaborate.
Thalassa finds itself in very good company with Maeror Tri, Deathprod, Sunn O))) and Lustmord.