Giles Corey: Giles Corey (Vinyl LP)

Giles Corey: Giles Corey (Vinyl LP)

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Limited double vinyl LP pressing including 150 page book. Giles Corey's haunting self-titled debut album has gained a fervent cult following over the years, yet has never been released on vinyl-until now. Originally released as a limited-edition CD-R and novel in 2011, Giles Corey is the gloomy folk solo project from Have A Nice Life mastermind Dan Barrett. Here, Barrett forgoes the post-industrial trappings of Have A Nice Life and the smooth digital resonation of Black Wing in favor of a more intimate singer-songwriter approach. While thematically related to his other work, dealing with subjects like suicide, death and the paranormal, Giles Corey is more personal. Oscillating between quiet desperation and cathartic outbursts, the album is dark but also purgative. For many, it is like a religious experience, and certainly not for the frail of heart. The accompanying book is an integral part of the album. It's examinations of the life and times of cult leader Robert Voor parallel the themes within the lyrics and offer further immersion for the reflective listener. The Haunting Presence, Blackest Bile, Grave Filled with Books, Empty Churches, I'm Going to Do It, Spectral Bride, No One Is Ever Going to Want Me, Sleeping Heart, Buried Above Ground