Sunday, 23 February 2014

Vinyl wormwood

(Przybyszewski used as a model by his friend, Norwegian symbolist painter Edward Munch)

Malört forlag, one of Scandinavia's coolest small presses and probably the world's best dressed publisher, has released records before. But this time they've come up with the splendid idea of issuing a little seven inch on vinyl, which instantly endears them even more to Lord Bassington-Bassington's heart.

The release is intended as a companion disc to an upcoming release of a selection of works by Polish decadent writer Stanislaw Przybyszewski, known for his occult proclivities. Indeed, according to scholar Per Faxneld Przybyszewski might be the first person in history to construct a coherent philosophy around Lucifer as a positive symbol. So no wonder that they describe his novel Satans Kinder (a true European, Przybyszewski wrote in both Polish and German) as a "Satanic Anarchist novel". How can one resist?!

And the book wouldn't be complete without this little seven inch. It contains contributions by three very interesting artists, namely Blixa Bargeld (known for his work with The Bad Seeds and Einstürzende Neubauten), drone metal maestro Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O)))) and Jill Tracy, who each deliver a specially written track. And of course this little gem is strictly limited.

So go get it already, and tell 'em a certain long-eared Lord sent you.

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