“You want something different? We’ve got different.” – MetalSucks
MetalSucks is hosting a stream of Dismemberment Cabaret – the harsh/jazz collaborative album between New York extreme/experimental soloist GRIDFAILURE and world-renowned trumpet player MAC GOLLEHON – which sees release through Nefarious Industries this Friday.
Dismemberment Cabaret acts as a suite, merging jazz, harsh sub-hardcore hostility, and post-industrial tension. As if The Great Gatsby was re-scored to fit The Hills Have Eyes, GRIDFAILURE creator David Brenner weaves an environment of beats, bass, guitars, keys, field recordings, and unhinged vocal savagery, while MAC GOLLEHON‘s explosive trumpet, trombone, cornet, and didgeridoo contributions slash through the carnage with filmic intensity. The album was created throughout the 2020 quarantine, recorded and mixed, and fitted with art, design, and videos created by Brenner at The Compound, and mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering (Kool Keith, Lost Dog Street Band, Thetan),
Brenner writes, “After several random collaborative recordings, the two of us talked about doing a record for the past couple of years, so in those anxious early weeks of quarantine 2020, we decided it had to happen anyway. With Mac recording the brass and wind instruments in the stairwells of his building in Staten Island, and I handling the rest of the music and vocals out in Rockland County, we slowly molded the depraved and demented underworld snuff score suite that we now present as Dismemberment Cabaret.”
GOLLEHON writes, “In turbulent times and feelings of doubt, the only constant is to follow the sound and immerse yourself in it. When it fully consumes you and leads your direction, then that’s the sound that has to happen.”
“You want something different? We’ve got different,” writes MetalSucks, continuing, “this is the kind of stuff that music exploration is made of! It’s exciting, adventurous and a little bit scary, but it’s guaranteed to expand your horizons as a music fan (and perhaps haunt your dreams in the process).”
Stream GRIDFAILURE and MAC GOLLEHON’s entire Dismemberment Cabaret album first at MetalSucks RIGHT HERE.
Nefarious Industries will release Dismemberment Cabaret this Friday, May 21st across all digital providers and in a limited run of Flamingo Meth cassettes. Find merch bundles where videos for “Roaming Blackouts” and “Crime Scene Designers” are playing HERE.
Watch for additional videos and more to see release over the weeks ahead, and live collaborations to transpire this Summer. Nefarious Industries will also release the new albums from both GRIDFAILURE and MAC GOLLEHON following the release of Dismemberment Cabaret.
Anybody who has heard Billy Ocean’s “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car,” Blondie’s The Hunter, or Onyx’s Slam is familiar with the work of world-renowned NYC trumpet player MAC GOLLEHON, who has toured and recorded with an endless roster of rock, pop, and jazz artists since the 1970s. Having performed on over two-hundred gold and platinum albums, having spent a decade in Duran Duran, and more, he’s recorded with David Bowie, Madonna, Chaka Khan, Buddy Rich, Al Jarreau, Sheena Easton, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones, Hector Lavoe, and hundreds of others. GOLLEHON has released eight solo albums since the late 1990s. In recent years, his primary outlet has been with his ever-morphing MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS, in addition to contributing other to experimental collaborations and performances.
GRIDFAILURE is the unpredictable and confrontational audiovisual experiment of creator David Brenner which yields dense, apocalyptic output with foundational elements bastardized from the realms of dark ambient and dark hardcore, and manifested with elements of jazz, world music, folk, harsh noise, electronica, punk, and more. Operating solo or with a cast of collaborators, both on record and on stage, since its 2016 inception the project has amassed dozens of independent releases, including collaborations with Rack, Megalophobe, Walking Bombs, Christian Molenaar, and others, split releases with Chrome Waves, Never Presence Forever, and others, and much more. GRIDFAILURE is progressively releasing its five-album Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery concept series through Nefarious over several years.