Wrekmeister Harmonies / Alone Rush, The
Album: Alone Rush, The   Collection:General
Artist:Wrekmeister Harmonies   Added:Apr 2018
Label:Thrill Jockey Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-04-19 Pull Date: 2018-06-21 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jun 24 Jun 17 Jun 10 Jun 3 May 27 May 13
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 29, 2021: Old Fart at Play (rebroadcast from Jun 15, 2018)
A 300 Year Old Slit Throat
4. Jun 15, 2018: Old Fart at Play
A 300 Year Old Slit Throat
2. Dec 11, 2019: Brownian Motion
Forgive Yourself And Let Go
5. Jun 13, 2018: Brownian Motion
A 300 Year Old Slit Throat
3. Jun 20, 2018: Brownian Motion
The Alone Rush
6. Jun 06, 2018: Brownian Motion
Forgive Yourself And Let Go

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2018-05-02
Dramatic heavy/light music, elements of dark goth and doom metal but you can’t hear it. This release focuses on the song, with violin melodies playing a large role. Vocals are deep male, not as deep as Gira/Swans, piano, lightness, beauty: evocative of such things for sure: Swans, Angels of Light, Nick Cave, Dirty Three. High drama. 1-3 are basically one song, can be played together and 5-6 blend nicely. Long tracks.

Written after confronting the dual tragedies of the death of a loved one and the exhaustive experience of caring for another family member with chronic illness, JR Robinson explains: "[Decent Into Blindness] is my impression of dealing with sickness, hospitalisation, being helpless and the loneliness of being able to communicate with others."

1) (9:38) songlike, folk element, male vocs are featured, dark yet pretty, drums appear midway, chill 2) (4:28) cones out of previous, violin takes lead, still plods on darkly until about 90 secs left things explode basically. 3) (7:46) chills out coming out of previous, builds creepily, very Swans, a blood curdling scream even. 4) (3:55) nick cave delivery, violin reminiscent of dirty three, chill 5)* (14:16) quiet pretty start, violin and vocs, midway low rumbling drums and a subltle sax and noises build foreshadowing a coming storm. 6) (7:00) comes out of previous, quiet, builds to a slow mindful ride cymbal beat with lovely piano, outro with children’s choir brief, a masterpiece.

Track Listing
1. A 300 Year Old Slit Throat   4. Covered In Blood From Invisible Wounds
2. Descent Into Blindness   5. Forgive Yourself And Let Go
3. Behold! The Final Scream   6. The Alone Rush