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Severance Pay Limited Vinyl LP

by Dead Days Beyond Help

Release Date: 09 June 2014

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: Believers Roast


Dead Days Beyond Help Severance Pay Limited Vinyl LP

“formidably knotty, complex music which avoids the dry geekiness of US math rock while beating it hands down in terms of intensity and fluidity...” – THE WIRE "Dead Days Beyond Help are just the job after a hard day at the void machine, their precise and frenetic compositions blowing away the debris and cleansing the mind." - TERRASCOPE ONLINE

"Severance Pay" is the new album from Dead Days Beyond Help (Alex Ward and Jem Doulton). Since their formation in 2006, DDBH have devoted themselves to pushing the possibilities of their chosen format (the guitar/drums duo) to and beyond any limits they could apprehend, creating music of both delirious complexity and powerfully visceral impact. Written over a period of 3 years, "Severance Pay" represents the fullest flowering of their collaborative approach, and constitutes the band's compositional peak so far. Dispensing with the residual elements of vocal song material interspersed in their previous releases "Access Denied!" and "The Game Face", "Severance Pay" offers a full album's worth of instrumental compositions of breathtaking variety and intricacy, from the hair-raising convolutions of the title track and "Thicket", to the grandiose melancholy of "The Chain". As on their previous albums, the basic form of the duo's arrangements have been enhanced where appropriate with additional instrumentation to bring out the emotive content of the compositions. Fans of such purveyors of brutal rock complexity as Hella, Flying Luttenbachers, Dysrhythmia or Alex's previous band Camp Blackfoot owe it to themselves to investigate this release and observe how the ante has been upped.

Featured Tracks:
Side A:
1. Severance Pay
2. Ident
3. The Chain
4. Letters

Side B:
5. Room 4
6. Thicket
7. The Last Thaw
8. Exploition!