CHISHOLM, BEN & SKINNER, FELIX

BURGEONING VERSE (WEYRD SON)

CHISHOLM, BEN & SKINNER, FELIX - BURGEONING VERSE 125310
Format:
1 LP
Release:
01.06.2018
Label:
WEYRD SON
Genre:
Independent
Kat.-Nr.:
125310
Barcode:
5055869561396
In early 2013 Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe) and Felix Skinner (Wreck & Reference) conspired an escape.

In a simulated oak paneled studio, unconstrained by the limitations of real-life recording, the two availed themselves of the finest and latest simulated musical equipment.

Armed with a dizzying array of vintage guitars, drums, bassoons, analog synthesizers, and boutique effect pedals (all simulated), the two churned out ten songs, recorded onto simulated 2" reel-to-reel tapes over the course of a single 36-hour marathon recording session.

Satisfied with the songs, but unsatisfied with the inevitable digital quality of the recordings, Chisholm and Skinner approached the musical masterminds at Weyrd Son Records with an absurd proposition.

They wanted to rerecord the entire album in a real professional space with real musicians playing real instruments on real reels.

Far exceeding their overly generous advance and pushing the limits of their own sanity, Chisholm and Skinner spent over four years recording and rerecording real-life simulations of their original simulated recordings.

Despite coming in grotesquely over budget, the two felt triumphant when they sent off the final master reels to Belgium at the end of 2017.

Unfortunately, those reels never arrived. The shipping container they were in slipped off the side of the cargo ship it was on, and now they sit somewhere at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Bound to a release date and the growing demand of a clamoring internet fanbase, Chisholm and Skinner decided they only had one option, to release the original recordings from their simulation.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. I
  • 1.2. II
  • 1.3. III
  • 1.4. IV
  • 1.5. V
  • 1.6. VI
  • 1.7. VII
  • 1.8. VIII
  • 1.9. IX
  • 1.10. X