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Planning For Burial — Below the House (10 march 2017)
Δ• Sure, It’s not an obscure release, but a very, very important release for me. I was probably about 10 years old when my sister, who is just shy of 3 years older than me, brought home the CD from her trip to the mall. She would always play it for me and eventually dubbed a cassette for me. This was my introduction into music outside of the more mainstream music I was listening to at the time. I played it until the tape wore out and then I eventually just took her copy of it. The days before the internet, It took me many years to finally figure out that this intact was not an actual album but a collection of singles. Though to me the sequencing of this is just perfect and how I like to listen to these songs, when hearing them on their respective albums they almost sound alien to me. It was around this time I tried listening to Joy Division as well but only latched onto their slower more moody songs, their punk was too raw for me at the time, but The Cure had the everything I loved melody, power, drive and atmosphere, though I found all of that in Joy Division some years later The Cure had it all at the surface which are things I strive to do with my own music.
Location: Matawan, NJ ~ Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Genre: Blackened Slowcore
Album release: March 10th, 2017
1. Whiskey and Wine 4:10
2. Threadbare 4:46
3. Somewhere In The Evening 5:03
4. Warmth Of You 3:33
5. Past Lives 3:24
6. (something) 2:30
7. Dull Knife pt. I 5:00
8. Dull Knife pt. II 11:41
9. Below The House 3:41
Δ• “The mix of highly personalized doom, noise pop, and lo~fi post~metal… brings to mind the ‘90s under~the~pillow noise of Twisted Village regular Luxurious Bags and the quieter, fuzzier work of Justin Broadrick’s Jesu.” ~ Pitchfork
Δ• In late 2014, Planning for Burial’s Thom Wasluck left the red house in New Jersey he’d called home for the last decade to return to his childhood bedroom in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Back in the house where he grew up, Thom found himself cut off from the familiarities of the previous decade as he put himself to work in the family trade. The monotony of routine quickly set in; work, home, and alcohol day after day became the norm. The childhood room that had given birth to his primordial four~track recordings was now a place of emptiness. These conditions set the stage for Planning For Burial’s third full~length, Below the House.
Δ• In terms of genre, Planning for Burial is often simply characterized as “gloom,” which can be seen as blend of slowcore, shoegaze, doom, 90s alt rock and drone, and Below the House offers nine sullen and frequently heavy songs that brim with nostalgia and suburban ennui. It is a return to form of sorts to Planning for Burial’s beloved first album, 2010’s Leaving~ an introverted work characterized by its heavy dynamics and personal obsessions. Likewise Below the House is a work that feels just as private, as it was created in the dark and not expressed in Wasluck’s day to day life.
Δ• Since the beginning, Planning for Burial has been a solo endeavor. Thom has been recording music himself and touring extensively as one~man band, playing hundreds of shows in DIY spaces and nightclubs, where he has shared the stage with acts like Deafheaven, King Woman and Chelsea Wolfe. Both incredibly loud and intimate, Planning for Burial plays with an unrivaled passion and funereal grace that is equally at home in basements and large venues.
Δ• Planning For Burial will play a handful of shows on the East Coast this month and Below the House will be available on vinyl, CD and digital formats on March 10th, 2017 from The Flenser. Posted 3rd January by planningforburial
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