• melvins A Walk With Love & Death (coloured vinyl double LP, £32.95)

    label: ipecac

    The dual albums find the trio of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald showcasing two distinct sides to the band’s music: ‘Death’ is a "proper" Melvins release and ‘Love’ is the score to the Jesse Nieminen-directed, self-produced short also titled ‘A Walk With Love & Death’.  “This was a huge undertaking,” explained band ringleader Buzz Osborne. “All three things: the album, the soundtrack and the film are benchmarks for us.”  Drummer Dale Crover added, “‘A Walk With Love & Death’ is one giant, dark, moody, psychotic head trip! Not for the faint of heart. You’ll sleep with the lights on after listening.”  The albums, which include guests Joey Santiago (The Pixies), Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes / Crystal Fairy) and Anna Waronker (That Dog), were co-produced with engineer Toshi Kosai.  2LP set features two separate gatefold sleeves housed in a sturdy box. ‘Love’ is on opaque violet vinyl, ‘Death’ is on opaque pink vinyl.


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