Cover art by THEATH
ODG135 : THEATH / Pleasant Skeletons
THEATH has always been attracted to the styles of Neofolk and Electroacoustic but early recordings drew comparisons to Smog and Swans combined with noisier outfits like Einsturzende Neubauten. After a prolonged break in recording, 2020 saw a shift to an instrumental-only approach pulling inspiration from 1970s Krautrock and old favorites like Merzbow, Coil, and Nurse With Wound.
The original versions of the first 12 songs on Pleasant Skeletons can be found scattered among the limited releases from early in 2020 but were completely re-recorded/remixed for this project in late summer 2020. The final three songs are new and exclusive to this album and are meant to compliment the reimagined versions of earlier material - this is not a compilation.
THEATH has been releasing extremely limited, handmade cassettes and CDs for 20 years.
THEATH is also a member of the group Red Weather Tigers and currently lives on the altiplano of Bolivia.
To date, discography counts are as such:
1 - 7" single
7 - Cassettes
25 - CDs
10 - Compilation appearances
Two optional covers he designed for the album:
Digital release on the 1st of January 2021.
1: Untitled 3
2: Sorrow More Distant Than a Star
4: Let's Pick up Where We Left Off
5: The Ghost Has Returned
6: Dropped to the Bottom
7: The Red Witch Laments
8: The Day the Sky Exploded
9: The Tragic Tale of Broken English
10: This Has Gone Far Enough
11: I Left It up There in the Sky
12: I'm Sorry
13: Medianoche II
14: Trouble at the Grave
15: Forget About Them for Now
And on Bandcamp: