GRIDFAILURE’s bizarre, anti-genre field trials continue to yield an uncontrollable flow of results. The solo collaborator-drenched project presents its sixth independent title of 2019 with a new album, Psychological Badlands: Henchpersons Instrumentals, a lo-fi, mutant, rapture created by a cast of ghouls. The tracks “Fluid Explosive Tectonics” and “Buttercup/Greased Rat” have been issued with the gnarled cover art and more as the album is set for release on Halloween 2019.
Amassing a wide range of troubled, vocal-free tracks, the collected carrion on Psychological Badlands: Henchpersons Instrumentals feature a wide cast of project creator David Brenner’s close allies (henchpersons). The album was heavily captured in improvisational live jams with several members performing together, weaving a twisted web of auditory oddities. Conceptually far removed from the GRIDFAILURE’s multiple ongoing concept series’ and plotted storylines, Psychological Badlands is a toxic implosion of creeper experimentation created in different sessions over the past few years since the project’s 2016 inception. All unplanned, many recorded elements were captured live, some as atavistic as recording on portable/hand-held devices.
Psychological Badlands: Henchpersons Instrumentals was recorded, designed, and mixed by GRIDFAILURE’s hostile alchemist David Brenner at his Rockland County, New York-based DIY lair, The Compound. Henchpersons who join Brenner performing on the record include Benjamin Levitt (Megalophobe, Gridfailure-live), Pete Tsakiris, Richard Muller (The Third Kind, Vise Massacre, Gridfailure-live), BJ Allen (Full Scale Riot), Lane Oliver (Feel Happiness), Steve Truglio (Jean-Luc Ponty Band, King Dead), and Joe D’acci, Brenner created the cover art utilizing photos of his own and of his sister, Amanda Helwig.
Stream “Fluid Explosive Tectonics” and “Buttercup/Greased Rat” RIGHT HERE.
Psychological Badlands: Henchpersons Instrumentals sees digital release through GRIDFAILURE’s Bandcamp on Halloween 2019. Obtain for American ¢138 with two instant download tracks HERE.
Watch for GRIDFAILURE’s second installment in the five-album Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery series, collaborative albums with Fyrhtu, Pornohelmut, Feel Happiness, Megalophobe, Chrome Waves, and more to see release over the coming months, some before the end of the year.
Psychological Badlands: Henchpersons Track Listing:
1. Fluid Explosive Tectonics
2. Get To The Door
3. Tie Off The Bleeders
4. Stalking Through The Ceiling
5. When All Clocks Stopped
7. Badlands Inversion
8. Subduction Becoming
9. Buttercup/Greased Rat
10. Event Horizon Meditations
11. Cadaver Angels