On November 17th The Body & Full of Hell will release their new collaborative album Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light, via Thrill Jockey. Having worked with the likes of Thou, The Haxan Cloak, Krieg, Merzbow, The Bug, and more, these master collaborators are unified by their shared aesthetic, catharsis through the manipulation of emotions transformed by visceral noise and fuelled by an inescapable sense of dread. Integrating their shared love for electronic noisescapes with abrasive, precise sonic assaults, Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light is unlike anything either has produced before.
Written and recorded in one week at Machines with Magnets in Providence, the music of Ascending draws from unexpected sources such as reggaetón and jungle (“Master’s Story”). There are some familiar guests to The Body fans, namely vocalist Chrissy Wolpert (Assembly of Light Choir) and Ben Eberle (Sandworm), as well as first time collaborator drummer Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt, Black Pus), whom both bands share a strong aesthetic of individualism.
Listen below to the recently unveiled new track, “Earth is a Cage“.
The Body & Full of Hell kick off their Japanese tour August 23rd, and will each be touring throughout the U.S. individually this Autumn. They plan to tour collaboratively in early 2018.
Aug. 23 – Tokyo, JP – Bush Bash
Aug. 24 – Nagoya, JP – Huck Finn
Aug. 25 – Osaka, JP – Compass
Aug. 27 – Tokyo, JP – Fever
Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light Tracklist:
1. Light Penetrates
2. Earth Is A Cage
3. The King Laid Bare
4. Didn’t The Night End
5. Our Love Conducted With Shields Aloft
6. Master’s Story
7. Farewell, Man
8. I Did Not Want To Love You So