Monday, May 14, 2012


Wreck of the Hesperus slithered into miserable existence in Ireland in 2004, with the intention of expressing the filthy weirdness of Autopsy through the pure doom of Reverend Bizarre. This uncivil union of influences is evident on their first two, long-unavailable demos, compiled here: Terminal Dirge (2004) and Eulogy for the Sewer Dwellers (2005). 

Though displaying a slightly more conventional doom sound than more recent releases, the band is shown arriving fully (de)formed, with intelligent composition and experimentation always at the service of unrelenting grimness. This is the beginning of the band's progressive descent into hitherto unexplored depths of abjection and despair, leading to the mutations heard on the acclaimed full lengths, The Sunken Threshold (2006) and Light Rotting Out (2011). 

Over an hour of sonic misery with appropriately squalid new artwork from frontwretch AC Rottt (with a larger version on a separate insert) and a download code for the False. Wimps and posers will not be asked to leave the hall. There is no hall. Merely a vast, viscous, oily black pool, rank with the putrefied insanity of a thousand generations. Escape is impossible.

Side 1: Terminal Dirge 
1. Inheritance (8:19) 2. Doomed Ones (8:00) 3. Ignominious Descent (3:12)  4. Prolix (13:27) 

Side 2: Eulogy for the Sewer Dwellers 
1. The Dull Fog of Eternity (13:00) 2. Electric Arrows (5:32) 3. Blood on the Snare (10.02)

AC Rottt - dead riffs & doomed howls
Count Rodge - lowering the tone 
R. Mongo - graveclatter

Numbered edition of 100.

This is now sold out, but can be streamed or downloaded here.

NAYTHEN WILSON - This is a Death Dream - FEF5 - SOLD OUT

Naythen Wilson is from Augusta, Maine. A spontaneous and hyper-prolific musician, his eclectic and compulsive approach has been evident on over 70 solo albums and in countless bands. This album is a tribute to another extremely prolific and spontaneous artist, the legendary Jandek. 

Previous attempts to cover Jandek material have often avoided the characteristic dissonance of the originals, setting the lyrics amid more conventional song forms. Naythen however retains the songs' obtuse contours, while subtly rendering them more 'musical'. Many of the covers are surprisingly faithful recreations. Others take the source material in a different direction, while staying true to the Jandek style.

All the material covered here predates Jandek's recent live performances, and is drawn albums from 1978's Ready for the House to 2001's Worthless Recluse. It's a diverse selection - the ghostly blues of Naked in the Afternoon and Down in a Mirror, the free-rock racket of Ace of Diamonds, the vocal drones of Om, and the whimsical Janky.

The album is released with the permission of Corwood Industries. We believe that it's the first Jandek-related release on cassette format. Includes a download code for the full album plus the 17-minute bonus track, Worthless Recluse.

1/1. Naked In the Afternoon (5.16) 1/2. Om (2.23) 1/3. They Told Me About You (4.10)  1/4. Janky (2.55) 1/5. I Knew You Would Leave (10.17)  2/1. Ace of Diamonds (4.51)       2/2. Down In a Mirror (4.30) 2/3. Pending Doom (1.19)  2/4. Nancy Sings (3.24)  2/5. Ghost Town by the Sea (3.00) 2/6. This is a Death Dream (5.34)  
Download only: Worthless Recluse (17.14)

All songs composed by Jandek & (c) Corwood Industries

Performed by Naythen Wilson with 
Nicole LePera - female vocal (1.2)
Ken Hallowell - lead vocal (2.4)
Preston Spurlock - electric guitar (2.5)
Joel Kaplan - Drums (2.6)

Numbered edition of 100. have hosted a stream of the album on their Soundcloud.