January 5, 2012

Announcing Diamond Terrifier - SHRINE FLU C22

W+D excited to announce its eighth cassette in the form of SHRINE FLU, a 22-minute saxophone-and-reverb meditation from avant juggernaut DIAMOND TERRIFIER (ZS' Sam Hillmer), slated for release on March 9, 2012. Sparse then bombastic, jittery then confident, declarative then questioning, SHRINE FLU is a temporal document as responsive as it is inquisitive. SHRINE FLU was recorded on December 11th, 2011 in Hillmer's basement studio. Says Hillmer, "SHRINE FLU is the part of the Venn diagram representing our collective psyche where spiritual paranoia & materialism overlap with political and economic paranoia & materialism. It leads to triumphant uncertainty and anthemic dirges. The pieces on the cassette were developed while playing live (with obsessive frequency) in NYC during the fall of 2011. The sentiment of the tape and its presentation is that the psychic darkness people seek to dodge by engaging in spiritual practice, is itself the practice they seek. Give it a shot! IT'S ALREADY AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD!!"

Click through to Vice's Noisey to listen to a preview of the title track now!