DREAMLESS "MELANCHOLIA: A MISCELLANY" 2CDr (AOW 08)
A compilation of rehearsal takes, live performances, and home demos highlighting the noisier, more belligerent side of Minneapolis' shoegaze destructionists. Some of the material here sounds almost industrial, with its focus on abrasive guitar layering and open-ended freeform improvisation, resulting in a sound related to, but ultimately removed from, the aesthetics found on "All This Sorrow, All These Knives." Even the home demos are caustic, with drums programmed into crunching, crushing oblivion. Disc two is a lovely, gorgeous ambient reworking of an unreleased track constructed by Lethe, a wash of pure post-MBV blurgaze that recalls the hazier works of Tim Hecker or Campbell Kneale. Some of the most severe Dreamless material floating around.
Altar of Waste is pleased to present this atypical set, packaged in a DVD case designed and constructed by Cory Strand with a full color insert, in a incredibly limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies. $20 ppd. in the United States. Overseas, please inquire as to exact cost.