Vessel – Anima

Punish, Honey is out on TriAngle Records on September 16th.

Wishing to move away from working with archetypal electronic sounds, with ‘Punish, Honey’ Vessel sought to create something that felt more organic even if the sounds themselves didn’t always feel inherentlyorganic. Thatlessening interestin electronic soundswas concurrent with a burgeoning interest in natural sounds, in particular, how the physical body has a direct effect on the nature of the sound, whether it be harsh or pure, messy, violent, seductive, or strange. Using sheets of metal as percussion, sawing up bikes to make flutes and creating harmonic guitars all by his own hand, Vessel created his own set of crudeinstrumentation exclusively for this record. Combined with an interest in notionsof nationalidentity, Vesselasking himself the questionWhatdoes‘Englishness’ in music really mean?’ ‘Punish, Honey’ is an uncompromising and dizzying experience. Traversing the queasy glam stomp of “Red Sex”, the chugging, cinematic soundscapes of “Anima” and the medieval industrial tones of Euoi”, ‘Punish, Honey’ is theby-­product of an artist striving to create his own unique lane.

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