Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Have A Nice Life - Deathconciousness
Deathconsciousness is a 5 year long labor of love from Connecticut duo Have A Nice Life. This is a shoegaze masterpiece, hailed by many as one of the best releases of 2008. This is one of those epic albums that has to be experienced in its entirety, originally released as a double album and included a 75 page booklet which Ive yet to see(if you find it let me know) the budget was a thousand bucks which included recording plus packaging, an incredible feat if you consider the time it took and the grandeur of the material.
The album's cover art features Jacques-Louis David's infamous portrait: The Death of Marat. A very strong statement considering the history of said painting. The music features droning bass lines, screeching goth-tuned guitars and catatonic beats which really steal the show. Their influences vary from Swans to My Bloody Valentine to Joy Division amongst other masters.
Just try not moving with the beat of "Bloodhail"'s chorus line or getting the hair's in your arm to stick up halfway through "Earthmover"
Holy Fucking Shit: 40,000