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June 28, 2008 7:03 PM Subscribe
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Connecticut's Have a Nice Life
is responsible for one of the year's most acclaimed
, highly conceptual albums this year, Deathconsciousness. The two discs (entitled The Plow That Broke The Plains and The Future, respectively) feature music spanning over five years of collaboration between the two artists, and are accompanied by a 75-page booklet on medieval Italian heretics in lieu of liner notes.
Combining elements of shoegaze
, new wave
, ambient drone
, experimental industrial
, avant-garde dark metal
, and electronic
music, and citing references such as My Bloody Valentine
and Joy Division
to their credit, the original and only pressings sold out within hours
. Full stream of all 85 minutes available here
. Direct mp3 samples here
From their myspace
What is Deathconsciousness?
Deathconsciousness refers to three things:
It refers to the debut double album from Have A Nice Life, featuring over 4 years and 2 hours worth of recorded material. All songs have been re-recorded, remixed, and remastered, including the songs from our demo release, Powers of Ten.
It refers to the short book of the same name that accompanies the record. Over 80 pages in length, written by a University of Massachusetts History professor, this book explores the deep religious symbology we used for inspiration while writing the record. The songs contain elaborate references to 12th century apostasies; the book will help those without a background in religious history to understand their meanings.
And, finally, Deathconsciousness is the concept that lies at the heart of the record itself: the overwhelming awareness, at all times, of death and it’s proximity.