Death In June / Phoenix Has Risen, The
Album: Phoenix Has Risen, The   Collection:General
Artist:Death In June   Added:Mar 2007
Label:Soleilmoon Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-04-01 Pull Date: 2007-06-03
Week Ending: May 6 Apr 15 Apr 8
Airplays: 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 12, 2013: Deathcrush
Himmel Strasse
4. May 03, 2007: Fiction Romance
In The Night Time
2. Apr 16, 2009: Death Row Radio
5. May 01, 2007: Into the Nada
3. Feb 07, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Sleep, What's That?
We Drive East
6. Apr 14, 2007: Bloodstains Across Atherton
We Drive East

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2007-04-07
Death rock pure and simple. This is the D.I.J. of the early era ’81-’83 which sprang from the ashes of the leftist punk duo Crisis (the other half Tony Wakeford formed Sol Invictus). This is the Patrick Leagals (Sixth Comm), David Tibet (Current 93), and Douglas P. line up. Very drum and bass heavy and often plunging further into those dark abysses that were opened up by Joy Division, The Birthday Party and Killing Joke.

((((1)))) Stark, bassy and horn-laden dirge.
(((2))) Morose death rock, like a really sloooww Joy Division or Warsaw outtake.
(((3))) Guitar shimmer & strum but lying down mostly in the mire of misery.
(((4))) Distorted, raw live feeling with lots of beats and an almost Fall-like vibe.
((((5)))) Lunging, bassy with distant vocals.
((((6)))) Excellent but more raw, “post-punk/gothic” despair.
(((7))) Random short drum/bass workout.
(((8))) Odd-metered but lots of great percussion & bass lines.
(((9))) Odd overlapping tape loops in English and German.
((10)) Spare but brash beats but nothing else.
(((11)) Totally dreary death rock.
(((12))) Lots of bass, drums and some weezing loony sound in the foreground.
((13)) Too chaotic and weird. Far too disjointed to be a cohesive song.
(((((14))))) The beginning of the “martial/neo folk” sound. Excellent drumming and murky bass lines and “spooky guy” vocals.
((((15)))) Death-dance doom with more distant vox. Makes for great listening at 3am after a few drinks and a Mishma book in hand.
(((16))) Obsessive sounding and kinda creepy and dark.
(((17))) Miserable, plagued and despondent, lo-fi death rock.

Track Listing
1. We Drive East   9. Intermission
2. Knives   10. Intro
3. Nation   11. Till The Living Flesh Is Burned
4. In The Night Time   12. All Alone In Her Nirvana
5. Himmel Strasse   13. Fields
6. Nothing Changes   14. We Drive East
7. Untitled   15. Nothing Changes
8. All Alone In Her Nirvana   16. In The Night Time
  17. Heaven Street