Distorted Sound Magazine is hosting an exclusive full stream of Drag Your Coffin My Lord, the second album from instrumental outfit COLLAPSE CULTURE – the California/North Carolina-based duo formed by Ian Miller (Kowloon Walled City, Interesting Times Gang, Stangelight) and Graham Scala (Bleach Everything, US Christmas, Interstitia) – on the eve of its release through Pax Aeternum.
All music on Drag Your Coffin My Lord was created by Ian Miller and Graham Scala in their respective homes in Oakland and Asheville, Scala handling mixing, mastering, and artwork.
With the album about to be released, Scala reveals, “While this album was markedly different in its stylistic approach than our debut, we felt that it was important to continue pushing our style in different directions. Each album on its own possesses an internal conceptual arc and the two back-to-back make up an even larger narrative, something we tried to further highlight by utilizing juxtapositions of seemingly unrelated phrases in the titles of each song. My favorite albums are the ones that build a world and I hope that we were able to achieve that end as well.”
Writes Distorted Sound, “the upcoming album from the instrumental outfit intends to showcase the duo’s intent to make a dance record, but the result is something weightier and more confrontational, a bracing and engaging sequence of battle hymns for spiritual warfare.”
Immerse yourself in COLLAPSE CULTURE’s entire Drag Your Coffin My Lord early through Distorted Sound Magazine RIGHT HERE.
Dark Operative’s digital imprint Pax Aeternum will release Drag Your Coffin My Lord this Friday, September 16th. Find preorders at Bandcamp HERE.
Drag Your Coffin My Lord acts in much the same way as COLLAPSE CULTURE’s debut – as a means of processing the dire qualities of the current zeitgeist that become more intense and overwhelming by the day. But while the new album possesses similar genre agnostic qualities to their previous work, the approach is taken to greater extremes through a synthesis of diverse components into a varied and ever-shifting panorama, with their heretofore established mix of grainy cinematic dub textures and maximalist post-punk techno propulsion augmented with cosmic disco jeremiads, Atom Age educational filmstrip synthwave, and hauntological Morlock psychedelia.
Both the group’s members have decades’ worth of background in heavier music with bands like Kowloon Walled City, US Christmas, Bleach Everything, Less Art, Strangelight, Souvenir’s Young America, and Forensics, and the sense of rawness and immediacy present in those bands shines through in COLLAPSE CULTURE despite it diverging starkly from their better-known projects. Though the duo’s intention was to make a dance record, the result is something weightier and more confrontational, a bracing and engaging sequence of battle hymns for spiritual warfare.