Thursday, July 26, 2012

KORPERSCHWACHE - Heartwarming Tales from the Good Book - FEF7 - SOLD OUT

Korperschwache were formed in Austin, Texas in 1995 and consist of human RKF and non-human Doktor Omega. Their discography runs to over 30 titles, including a double-CD collaboration with Dublin's To Blacken The Pages. The band's style is reminiscent of Godflesh / Jesu crossed with the blackened psych of Skullflower, the claustrophobic bleakness of Khanate, and the monolithic noise of Prurient. 

Heartwarming Tales from the Good Book is something of a concept work, with the titles referring to some of the nastier Old Testament verses from a time before benevolence was part of the deity's job description. The music itself comes across as representing the grief and despair of the hapless humans suffering God's wrath. It's a varied album, ranging from hypnotic industrial metal, to violent glitch, seething ambience, and minimalist guitar meanderings, and is imbued with a harsh digital sheen that is simultaneously unsettling and exhilarating. 

Each copy includes a unique bible page imprinted with the Korperschwache logo and a download code. Numbered edition of 100.

1.1)  Genesis 2:15-3:5 (5.54)  
1.2) Amos 3:2 (9.44)  
1.3) Exodus 12:29  (5.30)   
1.4) Isaiah 47:3 (10.00)   
2.1) Job 1:6-19 (10.34)   
2.2) Genesis 19:1-8 (6.40)   
2.3) Proverbs 1:26-27 (5.40)
2.4) Lamentations 4:3-6 (10.37)

Recorded / mixed / mastered by RKF in January 2012 at the Howling Room in Austin, Texas.

Korperschwache is:
RKF -- guitars, efx, bim skala bim
Doktor Omega -- beats, time, scoliosis skank

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