The dark, impossibly intense dirges, industrial noise onslaughts and banshee-like free jazz wailing heard throughout Anguish could be an imposing soundtrack for a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future. This powerhouse, inter-generational offering and RareNoise Records debut brings together (as Anguish) an unlikely gathering of members of the New Jersey-based experimental hip-hop group dälek (electronic musician and vocalist Will Brooks with guitarist-keyboardist Mike Mare), the Swedish free jazz group Fire! Orchestra (tenor saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, drummer Andreas Werliin) and the classic ‘70s German krautrock band Faust (keyboardist and 68-year-old founding member Hans Joachim Irmler).
Recorded in just three days during the summer of 2018 at Faust’s Scheer Studios, located in a former factory perched on the banks of the Danube in Swabia, Germany, near the Swiss border, Anguish stands as a hard-hitting manifesto for the next evolution in the hip-hop legacy.
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Will Brooks (dälek) : vocals, SAMPLR, Eventide/Elektron effect pedals, 1 note on MOOG rogue, 3 notes on grand piano Mats Gustafsson : tenor saxophone, live – electronics, 3 notes on grand piano Hans Joachim Irmler : synthesizers, vocals Mike Mare(dälek): guitar, electronics, synthesizer Andreas Werliin : drums, percussion
1. Vibrations 2. Cyclical/Physical 3. Anguish 4. Gut Feeling 5. Brushes for Leah 6. Healer’s Lament 7. DEW 8. A Maze of Decay 9. Wümme
All songs composed by Will Brooks, Mats Gustafsson, Hans Joachim Irmler, Mike Mare and Andreas Werliin All song published by Mayan Ruins Music (SESAC), Mike Mare Music (BMI), All lyrics by Will Brooks, Mayan Ruins Music (SESAC) except “Healer’s Lament” by Kamau Daáood.
Recorded and mixed by Johannes Buff Assistant Engineer: Jan Wagner Recorded at Faust Studios, Scheer, Germany July 14 – 19, 2018 Mixed at END NOTE, Bayonne, Basque Country July 23 – 27, 2018
Spiritual counsel – LENNI
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper Mastered at Turtle Tone Studios, NYC, NY
Design & Layout by Paul Romano Sculpture by Darla Jackson
Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords: Giacomo Bruzzo