Out now! Årabrot: Murder as Art EPOctober 25th, 2013
Murder as Art is a follow-up EP to Arabrot’s celebrated sixth album, featuring a 15 minute incestuous biblical delirium, a short story and two other tracks.
The EP features three new Årabrot tracks produced by Emil Nikolaisen of Serena Maneesh who also handles drums, electronics and bass on the release alongside Årabrot-boss Kjetil on vocals, EGC’s and Taurus and guest appearences from Karin Park, Lasse Marhaug and Erland Dahlen. The sleeve features new artwork from Johannes Høie as well as an exclusively written short story by the legendary british writer John Doran. The EP may be seen as a successor to the I Rove and Mæsscr EPs.
Available on vinyl only in a first edition of 500x on white vinyl from these shops:
The A-side features Signifying Monkey that was also included on the eight Bransjevelter compilation from Fysisk Format:
This loose and decadent rocker is partnered on the A-side with and the pitch black noise track Mystikum, whilst the B-side features a 15 minute incestuous biblical delirium: Story of Lot
The original story of Lot can be found in both the Bible and the Koran and tells the story of a man who, on God’s command, leaves Sodom and becomes the incestuous father of a great tribe.
Arabrot’s take on Story of Lot was originally intended as the center-piece of the album, but as recording commenced, unexpected things started to happen. The motoric pulse at the basis of the track, sprouted a grotesque appetite for sounds. Generous amounts of boasting bass lines and opulent organs was fed to the mix, but this only amplified the unruly rhythm. The famed noise-jockeys Lasse Marhaug and Erland Dahlen was sent for to tame the beast, but nothing could control the yeasty black mass from growing. It was evident that Story of Lot had grown out of all proportions and would swallow the whole album if it wasn’t put in a reservation of its own: A full 12″ side on a separate release.
The EP features artwork by the Norwegian artist Johannes Høie
“FOR THE INMATES OF THE VAGINAL VESTIBULE OF LOVE”
More on ARABRROT here