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Wrekmeister Harmonies : You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me

Wrekmeister Harmonies - You've Always Meant So Much To Me

Wrekmeister Harmonies is a multimedia live project masterminded by Chicago artist JR Robinson with a revolving-door line-up that includes some of the city’s biggest experimental metal musicians: Jeff “Wrest” Whitehead (Leviathan, Nachtmystium), Drew Markuszewski of Avichi, super-producer Sanford Parker and Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont. Late last year the players convened at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio with Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Jaime Fennelly (harmonium/ electronics), Chanel Pease (harp), and Julie Pomerleauto (violin) to record a studio version of the composition “You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me”, a forty minute piece that moves through extended passages of droning neo-classicism, intense post-rock, funereal doom and punishing black metal brutality. The album’s due June 10 via Thrill Jockey; check out an excerpt below, accompanied by a time-lapse video of artist Simon Fowler (Sunn O))), Ensemble Pearl, Boris) sketching out the album’s glacial cover illustration.

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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