The Skull Defects – The Skull Defects (LP+MP3)

Image: 1617223 After thirteen years as one of the centerpieces of Sweden’s experimental
rock scene The Skull Defekts return with their fnal, self-titled album.
The Skull Defekts are known for merging the coarse vitality of punk with
the ritualism of folk dances to create music that is addictive, wondrously
discordant, and rooted in a belief in the overwhelming power of pure
Their fnal self-titled album is the band’s most composed effort to date
and features new member Mariam Wallentin (Wildbirds & Peacedrums)
joining core members Joachim Nordwall (founder of groundbreaking
iDEAL Recordings), Daniel Fagge Fagerström (8 Days of Nothing), and
Henrik Rylander (Union Carbide Productions).
The members of The Skull Defekts are singular forces in the European
experimental scene. Nordwall has frequently collaborated with
acclaimed saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, including in his Fire! Orchestra,
alongside Wallentin, who herself has collaborated with Swedish singer
Lykke Li. In addition to The Skull Defekts, Nordwall and Rylander have
worked together on numerous projects, including Orchestra Of Constant
Distress, and Saturn And The Sun. The Defekts have worked with a wide
variety of labels, a testament to their creative energy and the diversity
of their output, including Important, Meudiademorte, Diagonal, Aa,
iDeal, Touch, and Kning Disk. Frequent collaborator and singular artist
in his own right Daniel Higgs again created the album artwork.

1. A Brief History of Rhythm, Dub, Life and Death
2. Clean Mind
3. The Dance
4. Slow Storm
5. Powdered Faces
6. All Thoughts Thought
7. A Message From The Skull Defekts
8. The Beauty of Creation and Destruction

“A slice of the kind of relentlessly pounding, tribal
doomrock” - Tiny Mix Tapes
The Skull Defekts have operated as one of the centerpieces
of Sweden’s experimental rock scene and have toured the
world over the past decade
Cover artwork by Daniel Higgs (Lungfsh)
LP pressed on black virgin vinyl and presented in a tip-on
jacket with printed inner sleeve and free download card.
The inner sleeve features printing on the inside pocket and
the back panel of the LP jacket is printed in FOUR different
colors, randomly distributed
Full online marketing campaign and playlist pitching
The Skull Defekts will perform their last shows in 2018 with
plans to tour in both Europe and the US
“A primordial force, promising liberation through
obliteration.” - The Quietus
“Not many bands in recent memory have been able to
combine noise and otherworldly sonics with the sweat and
hot breath of punk rock. The Skull Defekts have mastered it,
boiled it down and resurrected it. For the sake of humanity,
here’s hoping it burrows its way into more ears.” - Paste
“This band are masters of their craft”
- The Line of Best Fit Erhältlich ab 09.03.2018
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