new to stock as of
may 23rd, 2010
|fun with asbestos (usa) #fwa-07 lp|
ehnahre “alpha/omega” long playing record
- leda and the swan
- the second coming
|march 2010 release ; essentially a tour-only lp (for a tour that didnt actually happen, even) from undoubtedly the greater boston areas leading serialist black metal group (yes, that means exactly what it implies ; the riffs are all 12-tone rows) with a revolving lineup here featuring all-star free-trumpeter greg kelley, sematas ricardo donoso, ryan mcguire, and many others from our fruitful crossover metal / experimental music scene(s), all heard over the two side-length pieces here setting two yeats poems to music (!?) ...|
comes in a hand-screened sleeve with two inserts ; one with the appointed yeats texts, and, inexplicably, one with a cy twombly print on one side & credits on the other (now that i think of it ; twombly metal beats serialist metal any day) in a hand-numbered edition of 100 ; these will most likely be gone (i.e. banished from the earth of regular, music-loving folks like you or i to the sulfurous underground realm of the collectors) before you can utter the words private metal ...
|fun with asbestos press release...|
boston based avant black/death/doom metal band ehnahre follow up their debut record the man closing up with their new 12" record, entitled alpha/omega.
with 2009 seeing the addition of drummer/noise artist/wacko ricardo donoso, ehnahre plumbed even further into the depths of rhythmic flux and sway which characterized their debut release. this record sees ehnahre starting to stretch out, and progress beyond their beginnings- more extremes, more chaos, more discordant guitar lines, and vocals akin to the outburst of a bloodthirsty, drunken schizophrenic. alpha/omega was written based on the poems leda and the swan and the second coming by irish writer william butler yeats. utilizing mythological, mystical, and religious themes, the text alludes to the beginning of the world, and armageddon. taking their ugly, atonal and oppressive sound to new lows of stifling darkness and malevolence, the uncompromising dissonance and instability on this record will salt the earth with ehnahres aural depravity.
ehnahre is releasing alpha/omega on fun with asbestos records, in a limited run (100 copies), exclusively on 12 vinyl. black on black record, with hand printed jackets. mastered by james plotkin, released march 1st, 2010.