Sorry, I Failed To​.​.​.

by Brown Snake Kills Dog

  • Limited cassette release
    Cassette + Digital Album

    It’s an artefact. It’s gathering dust. It’s a dead format

    It has a shelf life of 100 units, never to be spooled again.

    It’s already dead.

    Black Horizons have confirmed that BH-87 & BH-104 will be the only label releases to feature the stunning ‘four panel j-card on black linen stock with silver offset printing (with) a die-cut front panel that peaks through to a 2-sided, four panel insert in full color’. BH-87 & BH-104; sister releases, never to be seen again.

    It’s an instant antique. It’s gathering dust.

    It’s already dead.

    There is no digital download with this tape. If you don’t have a tape deck, you cannot listen to it. Remaining true to the heart of a dead format. Forget the automated bandcamp download message at the bottom of this description, there is no digital version of this album yet.

    It is an artefact.

    There is talk, rumour and innuendo for a more user-friendly, mass-appeal edition, but nothing set yet. Which is probably for the best. There is no mass-appeal here. Any further editions that may see the light of day will not feature this unique Black Horizons layout.

    Listen with weirdness.

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From Black Horizons:

'A fascinatingly unique new project from the Persistence In Mourning camp, featuring Andy Lippoldt joined by Justin Summers, of Australia. That being said this is a long distance collaboration that also goes places that PIM doesn't. The heavy, raw, noisy bedroom-level production remains, but the influences are broader and more forthright. Take blues, dark folk, even country, and siphon it through a gritty industrial filter and you might start to begin to describe their sound. Four panel j-card on black linen stock with silver offset printing that has a die-cut front panel that peaks through to a 2-sided, four panel insert in full color featuring the foreboding, dark landscape selection of photography from Gretchen Heinel.

Edition of 100 on purple tapes with silver labels.'

Review excerpt from Black Metal and Brews:

...the ugliness is often more in the feeling than in the execution, but it sinks right to the gut either way, like a poorly made meal or regret.

This album’s slow burn is one of melancholy and uncertainty, a touch of isolationist folk and gnarled industrial grit that shouldn’t work but both come from the same hideous, personal place. There’s something about the pacing and feeling of the whole thing that makes it feel like a tiny eternity, one in which the listener can easily get lost. At the junction of self-loathing, anxiety, and the regret of time and age, Brown Snake Kills Dog buries its collective weary head in layers of static and hissing that hide the delicacy and nakedness of the root compositions that carry the album forth.

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released August 16, 2016



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Brown Snake Kills Dog Brisbane, Australia

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Real instruments and fake computers used during construction.
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