This Will Destroy You: “Communal Blood”[audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Communal_Blood.mp3|titles=This Will Destroy You: “Communal Blood”]
Instrumental-rock quartet This Will Destroy You coined a new term to describe the music on its latest album, Tunnel Blanket: “doomgaze.” It’s remarkably apt — the sort of evocative portmanteau that makes music writers everywhere drool — as TWDY’s dense, slow-burning, guitar-driven tunes typically skip past melodramatic meandering and head straight for Boris-like levels of sonic density. We asked the band’s guitarist, Chris King, to make us a playlist, and the doom-gazer dropped this Shining Void on us.
Shining Void Mix
by This Will Destroy You
“Then came human beings. They wanted to cling but had nothing to cling to.”
1. Colleen: “This Place in Time”
Beautiful 18th Century funeral parlour music.