Monday, May 2, 2011

Giles Corey Pre-orders

This is a little late as the extra special super pre-order version of this is gone, but this record and book will be completely worth it regardless of the magnificent nerdery of said pre-order package. Giles Corey is the solo project of one Dan Barrett (current Have A Nice Life, ex-In Pieces) and this is the first official release of the Giles Corey material.

Some info from Enemies List:

"Sometime in the Spring of 2009 I tried to kill myself. Six months before that, I used a Voor’s Head Device for the first time."

This line opens the 150-page book that accompanies Giles Corey, an intensely personal, intimate portrait of depression that took me almost 4 years to make.

We've called this "acoustic music from the industrial revolution," and that's as good as anything. Dominated by the acoustic guitar, the music is a gloomy mixture of Americana influences, snippets of EVP recordings, ghostly choirs and deep, heavy organ. It ranges from very dark to triumphant, hushed quiet to crashingly loud.

The album follows a story arc of emotions that are detailed in the accompanying book, as much a part of this record as the music. The text switches between personal tales of struggles with depression, suicide, and a feeling of being lost, and the story of cult-leader and afterlife theorist Robert Voor. Voor's writings on death and the afterlife feature prominently across HAVE A NICE LIFE's "Deathconsciousness," Nahvalr's self-titled debut, and Giles Corey, making him the unifying factor behind most of the music I've written in the last 10 years.

This record is as personal and raw as anything I've ever done. Thank you for your interest.

Order now as it seems to be going extremely fast.

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