SELF SPILLER is an experimental project led by Agalloch bassist Jason Walton. A truly transcontinental undertaking, SELF SPILLER features fourteen musicians hand-picked by Walton who composed and overdubbed their individual parts from across the world from the US to Japan to Norway to Canada. Much of the music was composed without the musicians hearing the entire piece or knowing what other members were adding thus chance played a fundamental role in the stitching together of songs. In the end, Walton sifted through dozens of hours of recordings, layered hundreds of tracks, and edited countless performances spanning six years, finally resulting in SELF SPILLER‘s debut, the stunning Worms In The Keys.
Likened to a marriage of Mr. Bungle’s California and Arcturus’ La Masquerade Infernale, Worms In The Keys merges the tenets of post-black metal, ambient soundscapes, video games and even traditional Middle Eastern sounds all filtered through a metal background and a surreal Dada-esque approach to composition.
Originally released in 2012 on limited edition CD, Worms In The Keys is now remastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst), and will be available for the first time on vinyl via Varia Records next week. In celebration of its official wax debut, Cvlt Nation is streaming the record in full recounting, “SELF SPILLER has created futuristic music, and instead of being cold and pulsating with a robotic heartbeat, it uses technology to turn many voices into one, bringing an entire globe together in the form of fourteen musicians.”
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Worms In The Keys Cast:
Jason Walton (Agalloch, Sculptured, Celestiial)
Don Anderson (Agalloch, Sculptured)
Nick Loiacano (Climb To Zalem, El Rey)
Rob Kleiner (Tub Ring, Super 8 Bit Brothers)
Marius Sjoli (Formloff, Hollow Branches, Blekspetl)
Svein Egil Hatlevik (Fleurety, Dodheimsgard, Zweizz)
Robert Osgood (Hollow Branches)
Food Fortunata (Sockeye, Fossil Fuel)
Andy Winter (Winds, Age Of Silence)
Mirai Kawashima (Sigh, Necrophagia)
Dr. Mikannibal (Sigh)
Bernt Karsten Sannerud (Formloff)
Brock Bousfield (Nero’s Day At Disneyland, Strip Mall Seizures)
SELF SPILLER‘s Worms In The Keys will be released May 5th, 2015 via Varia Records on 12″ black vinyl housed in a deluxe eco-friendly chipboard gatefold sleeve. Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies worldwide, each copy will be unique and come with handmade artifacts. No two copies will be alike. Preorder now at https://selfspillerwitk.bandcamp.com. Each purchase comes with a free download code available for use on the release date.