Continuing her journey into uncharted waters, Julianna Barwick's remix of This Will Destroy You's serene composition The Puritan is an exercise in both refinement and intensification. Taken from TWDY's viscerally cinematic full-length studio LP Another Language (out now on Suicide Squeeze), the Brooklyn-based songstress elicits an invisible structure from the track's warbling textures and oceanic vastness, distilling and reconstituting the band's reflective soundscape into a rarefied elemental form. The resulting single is pristine and subtle; a fully immersive pairing of melodic piano with layers of decaying tape textures, anchored and paradoxically tethered to submersed bassline programming and distant, hyperborean 4/4 kick drum. By once again shifting shapes and adding emphasis with the beats she does and doesn't drop, Barwick is able to forge a totally new path for both herself and instrumental-stalwarts This Will Destroy You. A feat not easily accomplished on either count. Like so much of Barwick's work, The Puritan remix sounds as if it is both sinking, and, floating. The Puritan 7" is limited to 1000 copies on brown and black splatter color vinyl and includes a download card.
Since 2004, This Will Destroy You has been forging some of the world's most brutal, dynamic, and precariously visceral instrumental rock. In addition to a vigorous tour schedule, their celebrated discography and critically renowned soundtrack work for feature films and documentaries have earned them a sizable and fervent international following. Another Language, TWDY's fourth full length LP, marks their euphonious return from a prolonged vacuous dark period that threatened to break both the band and the members themselves. Rather than be stifled by their experience TWDY were atomized and subsequently made anew, emerging with a revived energy and reinforced sense of solidarity. As a result, Another Language captures the band at its most potent, honed, and utterly powerful form yet, displaying an edified unity and graduated sense of song-writing, tonal complexity, and studio prowess.
Wallet CD printed on uncoated stock w/ copper foil and printed inner sleeve. 2xLP Gatefold jacket printed on uncoated stock w/ copper foil and printed inner sleeves. The 2xLP is available in a limited second pressing of 1,000 copies on 180g black vinyl and includes a download card for MP3s.
In any relationship, what's not said often lingers: the relative silence of atoms and electrons bonding, or the long distance stare of the lonely. Texan four-piece, This Will Destroy You, understands what lasts, binding their sound to distant starlight as it slips thru the night sky. "Black Dunes" is the second single chosen from the band's stellar album, Tunnel Blanket. Two versions of the song appear here for the first time. One edited by the band themselves, and the other a b-side remix by Holy Other that, like the best of his work, blurs the sourced sound, creating a new language from the previous original. It's an offering - limited to an edition of 500, on Suicide Squeeze Records - and an attempt, the kind that only the best of us make, to communicate with the universe. Comes with a download coupon.
Tunnel Blanket delivers the epic-in-scope soundscapes that followers of its makers’ previous recordings are accustomed to, but presents them in new lights â€“ where once the sun shone down bright upon immediate tropes and traits, now their work is better suited to distant starlight, casting changeable shadows across vistas of inspired, ambitious amplification. This is not an album to pick through in search of bold hooks and instant melodies. It is an ever-shifting, always moving work, which seems to evolve before the listener â€“ spidery guitar lines feeling their way forth like vines scrambling up trunks in time-lapse photography.