Wrekmeister Harmonies – The Alone Rush (LP+MP3)

Image: 1618012 Wrekmeister Harmonies’ new album, The Alone Rush, their frst as the core duo of JR Robinson and Esther Shaw, is a hauntingly intense and dark meditation on death and isolation, whose concise compositions carry an emotional heft without the orchestrated bombast of their previous four albums.
The Alone Rush retains Wrekmeister Harmonies’ expansive and ambitious aesthetic, blending waves of ethereal keyboards, haunting string melodies, and crescendos of dissonance, but now turns central focus towards Robinson’s deep, rich, and soothing vocals. The two guests involved in The Alone Rush are longtime friend and
Swans drummer Thor Harris, performing minimal drums and clarinet, as well as acclaimed New York producer/engineer Martin Bisi. Over the course of their fve albums on Thrill Jockey Wrekmeister Harmonies have veered from drone to modern classical, outrock and extreme metal, curating and orchestrating the talents of such varied
underground luminaries as Godspeed! You Black Emperor, David Yow of The Jesus Lizard, Chip King and Lee Buford of The Body, Marissa Nadler, Jef Whitehead of Leviathan, Alexander Hacke of Einstürzende Neubauten, Sanford Parker of Minsk, the freeimprov cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, Chris Brokaw of Come, and jazz composer Ken Vandermark.

1. A 300 Year Old Slit Throat
2. Descent Into Blindness
3. Behold! The Final Scream
4. Covered In Blood From Invisible Wounds
5. Forgive Yourself And Let Go
6. The Alone Rush

The Alone Rush features guest performances by Thor
Harris (Swans), and was recorded by acclaimed New
York producer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, John Zorn,
Lydia Lunch)
LP version pressed on virgin vinyl and packaged with
an artworked inner sleeve and free download coupon.
A very limited supply pressed on gray color vinyl
Wrekmeister Harmonies will tour extensively in support
including an appearance at Roadburn Festival. The
band has recently toured with Marissa Nadler, Dead To
A Dying World, Corrections House, Slint, Grails, Bell
Witch and Woven Hand
“The duo is mesmerizing, potent and transcendent.”
– Decibel Magazine
“Boasting ample dissonance, primal drum pounding,
and Cale-esque string squawks, [Wrekmeister
Harmonies] sometimes resembles a sludgier Velvet
Underground.” – Invisible Oranges
“…an immensely rewarding listen.” – Pitchfork
“a roiling blend of drone, funeral doom, and black
metal that grows to Olympian heights” – Stereogum
“Robinson’s triumph is maintaining the sonic extremes
for as long as he does” – Exclaim Erhältlich ab 13.04.2018

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