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Bismuth – The Slow Dying Of The Great Barrier Reef
The Slow Dying of the Great Barrier Reef is a two song opus by Bismuth with quite self explanatory subject matter, lyric-wise. Outside of the band, Byrne, is a volcanologist with a passion for environmental science.
First press on black vinyl (sold out). Second press on white vinyl.
Second edition tape on white cassette.
Cassette comes with a download code.
Heavy/ slow duo, BISMUTH’s new album, titled The Slow Dying of the Great Barrier Reef, was released on November 2 via a collaboration between four independent labels; Dry Cough (UK), Rope or Guillotine (NL), Medusa Crush (CA), and Tartarus Records (NL) who will jointly share release duties.
The two piece are based in Nottingham, featuring Joe Rawlings on drums and Tanya Byrne on bass/vocals. The Slow Dying of the Great Barrier Reef is their second full length release, and is in many ways a continuation of earlier work; a strong focus on multiple layers and frequencies coming together to create an enveloping and often oppressive sound is very much BISMUTH’s MO.
The Slow Dying of the Great Barrier Reef is a two song opus with quite self explanatory subject matter, lyric-wise. Outside of the band, Byrne, is a volcanologist with a passion for environmental science.
The title track is a 32 minute behemoth, which stays true to BISMUTH’s own description – heavy with a core of fragility. The second track, Weltschmerz is – musically and thematically – a continuation of the first. Whilst their songs lean towards being lengthy, the message and passion behind them never diminishes.
released November 22, 2018
|Dimensions||32 × 32 × 0.5 cm|
Cassette, Black Vinyl, White Vinyl