This one is a big one to me. Have A Nice Life’s 2008 masterpiece Deathconsciousness. Just under an hour and a half of what they call post-industrial doomgaze, the album is a twist of genres that blends so perfectly. As soon as the first track starts, you instantly know that it will be a draining album. And it is. As a whole, Deathconsciousnes is dark, gloomy, and a drain. Distorted acoustic guitar, blown out drums, and a sort of droning tone through a lot of it is essentially all of the instrumentation, though there are occasions of bass and synth. The vocals seem sparse in the usually medium length to long tracks, and I don’t have a wide enough vocabulary to really cover the sound.
With the album comes a 75 page booklet written by a professor of religious history explaining what exactly deathconsciousness is, which honestly I’ve yet to read. This album, for most, will be very hard to listen through and get into. The draining and tiresome sound plus the length may make it a challenge. When listening to properly however, the album is fantastic and one of my favorites of all time. I recommend this to anyone who is serious about listening to or observing music.
Also, the physical release is ridiculously hard to find as both of the pressings have sold out. If anyone knows somewhere I could get a copy, I’d love to be notified.