Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nature and Organisation - Beauty Reaps the Blood of Solitude

1994; 11 tracks

Beauty Reaps the Blood of Solitude is most likely my new favorite album of all time. Every time I listen to it I am increasingly amazed at how EVERY SINGLE thing about this is album is so godverdomme perfect.

Nature and Organisation is Michael Cashmore, a long time member of Current 93, as well as a very nice array of other artists including David Tibet of Current 93 (of course), Douglas Pierce of Death in June, and Rose McDowall of Strawberry Switchblade (also of The Spell and Rosa Mundi). So yeah, this album from the very start was predestined to be amazing. My favorite tracks are "Tears for an Eastern Girl" and "Bonewhiteglory." The lyrics are also a huge part of why this album has become a favorite of mine - they are similar to Current 93's in that they are a continuous flow of mental pictures, sensations, images, visions... and they can totally sweep you away if you listen carefully. The music is also achingly beautiful and tender - a neo/apocalyptic folk masterpiece.



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