Various Artists

A Short Illness From Which He Never Recovered

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Record Label
Blackest Ever Black

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"I can only bear intimacy, really, and after that formality and servility. The horrible thing is familiarity." And so we come to the end...a new vinyl-only compilation from Blackest Ever Black, consisting of all-new recordings unavailable elsewhere, plus a pair of tracks - Carla dal Forno's much-loved cover of The Kiwi Animal's 'Blue Morning', and Scythe's zero gravity blues 'Flower, Drop' - appearing on this format for the first time. Jonas Tiljander (Brainbombs, Bremen) dons his solo Brainman guise for the corrosive synth-scaping of ‘Kilonova’; Ian Martin, whose SEER radio broadcasts were a significant early influence on the label, manifests the pure astral melancholia of ‘Missing Realism’; Hypnotic Sleep and associated band The Fulmars offer two iterations of bittersweet Low-German DIY pop, and Unchained a gorgeous, evergreen-dazed guitar instrumental in ‘Gray d’Aboukir'. 'Dawn Swoop', a suspenseful miniature from Jam Money (Spillage Fete), might just be one the most perfect two minutes in the label's catalogue.There are contributions too from two superheroes in the BEB universe: Bobby Wratten (The Field Mice), withthe gorgeous, tremulous ‘The Munich Post’ from his current project Lightning In A Twilight Hour, and Bridget Hayden, who gives us the heart-stopping, elegiac drowned-folk of 'Solace'. 

TRACK LISTING

A1. Scythe - Flower, Drop
A2. Lightning In A Twilight Hour - The Munich Post
A3. Unchained - Gray D'Aboukir
A4. Hypnotic Sleep - De Dröigen Blaar
A5. Jam Money - Dawn Swoop

B1. Bridget Hayden - Solace
B2. Brainman - Kilonova
B3. Carla Dal Forno - Blue Morning
B4. Ian Martin - Missing Realism
B5. The Fulmars

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