Several Wives lie in the darkened corner of a room. Paintings torn, forgotten against the wall. Dead rhythms seep through the floor. Everything is tired. Everything is jaded.
Göldi fell is Several Wives’ newest work, following on from the excellent Blonde, Arms Tight Black cassette release on Tombed Visions last year. The bowed, electro-acoustic, heavy drones continue and present an almost horror-soundtrack performance of intense beauty. It’s a deep, dark world of reverb, echoes, and distant pulses all struggling to be heard and understood.
This is a stunning piece of experimental, almost classical work, evoking a sense of ethereal dread and mournful regret. A thick air creeps in. It’s a doom-ladened record and one that will take you over if you let it.
"This is the sound of an orchestra haunted by the ghosts of murdered acid trippers. Stripped of any trifling considerations of anything as meaningless as true rhythm, melody, or structure, this is music that seems impossible to have been orchestrated. And yet, it was. It is. It must be." Astral Noize
"Göldi fell is a difficult album, but for all of the right reasons. None of it feels easy or comfortable. And nor should we want it to. It’s healthy to be unsettled, unnerved from time to time, to be dragged out of that tiredness, that jadedness." Aural Aggravation
"Göldi fell will stay with you long after the CD has stopped spinning. This is an album for late-night listening, headphones on, in a darkened room. Embrace the isolation and challenge it offers, and emerge from the other side changed somehow. To describe the experience as enjoyable is inherently wrong; but it is still one that comes highly recommended" The Sound Not The Word
All music, arrangement and mixing by Several Wives
Recorded in London throughout 2017-19
Mastered by Mark Beazley
Artwork and sleeve design by Richard Knox
July 26th 2019
CD / Digital
CD is a limited edition of 175 copies as part of Gizeh's 'Dark Peak' series. Housed in a black, gatefold, recycled card sleeve. Each copy is printed and assembled by hand at Gizeh HQ. Download code included.
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