Mouth Of The Architect - Time & Withering LP
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Their debut album finally available on vinyl. Info from the label:
Translation Loss Records is proud to present for the first time on vinyl, Dayton, OH post-metal act Mouth of the Architect's groundbreaking 2004 debut record Time & Withering. Thirteen years since its original release, Time & Withering has been carefully remastered from the original tapes by long time friend and collaborator Chris Common (Chelsea Wolfe, Palms, The Mars Volta) and comes housed in a revamped layout. Time & Withering is more stunning than when the label released it nearly a decade a half ago!
"The original idea of that recording was to just be a demo," explains drummer David Mann to Decibel. "We were doing something different compared to the bands we had been in prior to this one, so we thought let's get a good sounding demo and shop it around. I knew [Translation Loss co-owner] Drew [Juergens] because he worked at Relapse and I gave him the demo. He offered to put it out as an LP, and that was that...
"There was a certain magic with the original lineup," he adds. "After things went bad the first time we never tried to copy what we did there, but rather tried to keep moving and adapting to what life had to throw at us. I deeply miss what this band was, love what it is, and await what it will become. That record reminds me of all that..."