Wrekmeister Harmonies continues stronghold on gloom, doom with new album

Wrekmeister Harmonies continues stronghold on gloom, doom with new album

Wrekmeister Harmonies, the musical outfit of cemetery overlord JR Robinson and his ragtag collection of musicians, has announced its follow-up to last year’s crushing You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me.

Then It All Came Down, like its predecessor, features an album-length composition with appearances from Codeine’s Chris Brokaw, Ryley Walker, Corrections House’s Sanford Parker, and more. The piece was apparently inspired by a Truman Capote essay centered around his interview with Bobby Beausoleil (a Manson Family associate serving out a life sentence for the murder of a music teacher).

“There are several intentional correlations with Capote’s essay and my piece,” Robinson told Decibel. The ethereal, angelic voices of vocal contributors Lydia Lane Stout, Chanel Pease, and Kate Spelling represent Beausoleil’s female followers, while Walker’s “tranced out” strumming, is meant to emulate Beausoleil’s bike rides down the Pacific Coast Highway.

Then It All Came Down is out October 21 on Thrill Jockey; pre-order here.

• Wrekmeister Harmonies: http://www.thrilljockey.com/thrill/Wrekmeister-Harmonies
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