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A single continuous piece of 21st century psychedelic music, The Anteroom is the fifth LP from Tom Krell's How to Dress Well workshop. The music on this record - blizzardous electronic noise, fragile melodies and poignant poetry - reclaims the experimental core of the HTDW project. While aggressively material, these are songs not merely sounds, and the stories on this record – some biographical, many from the most knotted corners of human life – are deeply personal and human(e). Both soothing and thoroughly disarming, like a weighted blanket: this is music to dive into, to be wrapped in.Inspired by Coil (especially the "Moon Musick" phase), Robert Ashley, Kathy Acker, Helena Hauff, Neil Landstrumm, Front 242, Paul B. Preciado, "Acid Mt. Fuji," Dambudzo Marechera, Vatican Shadow, Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures, Alec Empire, Akira Rabelais, Frank Bidart, Basic Channel, Ocean Vuong, Silvia Federici, Maggie Nelson, Alejandra Pizarnik, demonic negative transcendence, the end of life on the earth: How to Dress Well presents The Anteroom. The anteroom was co-produced by Krell and Joel Ford (Oneohtrix Point Never's Replica, Autre Ne Veut's Anxiety), and was recorded in Ford’s studio in Los Angeles.
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