the body I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer (coloured vinyl double LP, £19.50)label: thrill jockey
Absolutely no one makes music like The Body. On their follow up to 2016’s acclaimed ‘No One Deserves Happiness’, the Portland duo of Lee Buford and Chip King conjure the sublime from the unexpected by turning their compositional approach on its head. The Body continue to defy the constraints of what it means to be a ‘heavy’ band, seamlessly combining diverse influences for an utterly singular sound. The album’s contributors include Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota), Michael Berdan (Uniform) and Ben Eberle (Sandworm), as well as frequent collaborator Chrissy Wolpert (Assembly of Light Choir). Production was handled by Machines With Magnets (Lightning Bolt, Battles). The Body transcend musical boundaries. Their ambitious creativity shapes their bleak worldview into propulsive, affecting, and even danceable music often drenched in distortion. “A decibel clashing cavern” - NPR Music. “Sounds like a rave in a collapsing black hole.” - Metal Hammer. “A riot of sound so aggressive it would make John Zorn blush” - Pitchfork. Double LP presented in a gatefold jacket with spot UV printing, printed inner sleeves and free digital download card.
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