EHNAHRE, the new band featuring several former members of KAYO DOT, has tapped Jonah Jenkins (ONLY LIVING WITNESS, RAWRADARWAR) to lay down guest vocals on the group's new album, "The Man Closing Up", to released this spring on Sound Devastation Records (UK). Jenkins helps out with vocals on three tracks. Also appearing on the album is Greg Kelley (NMPERIGN) and a slew of guest musicians from or relating to the KAYO DOT camp.
"The Man Closing Up" was recently mastered by Nick Zampiello from New Alliance East Mastering (DAUGHTER, TORCHE, ISIS). A release date will be announced soon, but track listing and personnel are as follows:
01. Part I
02. Part II
03. Part III
04. Part IV
05. Part V
Ryan McGuire - bass, double-bass, voice, percussion
John Carchia - guitar, voice
D.J. Murray - guitar, voice, keyboards
Andrew Hock - guitar
Tom Malone - drums, guitar
Noell Dorsey (GUILLERMO SEXO, BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND) - voice
Forbes Graham (INTERDIMENSIONAL SCIENCE RESEARCH ORCHESTRA) - trumpet
J Mark Inman (THE INFORMATI) - violin
Jonah Jenkins (ONLY LIVING WITNESS, RAWRADARWAR) - voice
Greg Kelly (NMPERIGN, HEATHEN SHAME) - trumpet
Greg Massi (BALISET, ex-KAYO DOT) - guitar
"The Man Closing Up" is a through-composed, singular piece of music, divided into five sections. These five "songs" are intrinsically linked, through text, form, and motivic material. The texts are based on the improvisational poetry of Donald Justice. The dark and lonely imagery of the work informs the music, as well as the illustration of oceanic themes. The words and music become closely related, carefully intertwined through elements of form and text painting.
As for the actual composition, the majority of the music began as combinatorial 12-tone music, sometimes to remain true to it's serial genesis, sometimes to wander to other regions of atonality. Elements of free improvisation also find its way into the music, adding an element of abandon, and the unknown. With this album, "The Man Closing Up", EHNAHRE bring an altered, twisted vision of the poetry to a musical realization, a musical vision of a darkened heart in a world of indifference and delusion.
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