Personnel: Ben Eberle, Kathryn Teague (vocals); Laura Gulley (violin, viola); The Haxan Cloak (synthesizer, programming); Scott Reber (synthesizer); Gus Martin (electric bass); Seth Manchester, Keith Souza (drums, programming).
Audio Mixers: Seth Manchester; Keith Souza.
Recording information: Legitimate Business (05/2012); Machines With Magnets, Providence, RI (05/2012); Legitimate Business (06/2013); Machines With Magnets, Providence, RI (06/2013).
Arranger: The Haxan Cloak.
Though doom metal has come to be associated with punishing, high-decibel amp worship, its roots lie more in the feeling it evokes than any sound. It instills the listener with a sense of dread and despair, finding our deepest and most primal fears and jabbing at them until there's nothing left to do but relent and be crushed by the music's glacial heaviness. With I Shall Die Here, experimental doom duo the Body explore the genre with a whole new tool set, pulling together sounds from the noise world to create an album of dark, panic-inducing sonic madness. Working with Bobby Krlic, who is better known by his recording moniker the Haxan Cloak, the Body combine their penchant for aural punishment with Krlic's keen ear for melancholic atmospherics, creating a series of compositions that surround, and ultimately trap, the listener within their bleak, droning confines. Because of this suffocating, inescapable quality, I Shall Die Here is an album that isn't so much challenging as terrifying, making for a listening experience (and it is most certainly an experience) that requires more nerve than patience. The listener doesn't explore the album's frenzied sense of existential dread, they test themselves against it, standing alone against the inevitable to see how close to the edge they can come without falling into the crushing nothingness the Body wield with all the elegance of a rusty sledgehammer. And while words like "fun" or "entertaining" aren't likely to ever be used to describe I Shall Die Here, those with the fortitude to endure its savagery and stare into the abyss will definitely know what they're made of. ~ Gregory Heaney
Pitchfork (Website) - "The dips into near-silence, where machine noise is allowed to trail quietly in the mix, effectively work as cues to pry open the imagination."
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell.
We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
You can earn a 5%
commission by selling I Shall Die Here [Digipak]
on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code.
After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!
You should start right now!
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell.
You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title.
The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!