various artists - death aesthetics

Almost one year in the making, "Death Aesthetics" was the second Paradigms Recordings compilation; originally released on Christmas Day, 2009. A somber, nocturnal collection of eclectic underground artists from around the world, brought together here into one bold artistic vision.

An introspective and quite beautiful tracklist of delicate songcraft (Kououva, Goatfooted), nostalgic murder ballads (Fever, Lost Lockets), European neo-folk (Nebelung, Vurtgart) and krautrock hypnotics (Ga'an, Electroluminescent) through to the atmospherics of Gustav Franklin and Finland's Nothing, as well as the Krügers Mebragte's trademark death tango. Mat 'Kvohst' McNerney of Code / DHG also debuted his powerful occult folk incarnation, HEXVESSEL, on this compilation with the intoxicationg "Preacher's Orchard" and ex-Get Hustle / Glass Candy pianist / drummer Mark Evan Burden also contributes a track under his Silentist monicker.

Completing the proceedings is the droned lo-fi psych haze of Owlfood and the awe-inspiring John Fahey influenced guitar playing of William Tyler (guitarist of Lambchop and the Silver Jews among others) going by the name of The Paper Hats here. "Death Aesthetics" is a finely crafted labour of love and a truly special document of some of our favourite new artists.

death aesthetics - tracklist

"Death Aesthetics" CD Compilation Album (Paradigms Recordings #33)
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Various Artists - "Death Aesthetics" CDCD

FEVER - Rose
ELECTROLUMINESCENT - Stained Glass Salt Mine
OWLFOOD - Her Face Looks Like A Ghost
KOROUVA - Close At Hand
LOST LOCKETS - Half Song
HEXVESSEL - Preacher's Orchard
NEBELUNG - Reigen
GUSTAV FRANKLIN - Tre
SILENTIST - Verdelet
NOTHING - 2
KRÜGERS MEDBRAGTE - Galgenfrist
GOATFOOTED - Deseronto
THE PAPER HATS - Waltz Of The Circassian Beauties
VURGART - Abschied
GA'AN - Servant Eye

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