Wrekmeister Harmonies' new album, The Alone Rush - their first as the core duo of JR Robinson and Esther Shaw - is a hauntingly intense and dark meditation on death and isolation, whose concise compositions carry an emotional heft without the orchestrated bombast of their previous four albums.
The record retains Wrekmeister Harmonies' expansive and ambitious aesthetic, blending waves of ethereal keyboards, haunting string melodies and crescendos of dissonance but now turns central focus towards Robinson's deep, rich and soothing vocals. The LP features guest performances by Thor Harris (Swans) and was recorded by acclaimed New York producer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, John Zorn, Lydia Lunch).
1. A 300 Year Old Slit Throat
2. Descent Into Blindness
3. Behold! The Final Scream
4. Covered In Blood From Invisible Wounds
5. Forgive Yourself And Let Go
6. The Alone Rush