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Punish, Honey
Artist
Vessel
ReleaseProduct
Punish, Honey
Label
Tri Angle
Catalogue Number
TRIANGLE27D
Release Date
September 2014
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Bristol-based Seb Gainsborough Vessel returns to Tri-Angle with a revelation of a 2nd album. Completing the metamorphosis initiated on his stopgap EP for Liberation Technologies, the Vessel moves completely away from the dancefloor, eschewing techno for organic post-punk electronics more in line with acts like Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire than his label mates. Like a bottle to the back of the head, crashing cymbals open ‘Febrile’, a not-so polite warning that this may not be a smooth ride. The industrial chug of ‘Red Sex’ follows, a pitch-twisted tour through an automated factory on the fritz. The menacing ‘Drowned in Water and Light’ builds slowly, compelled by ghostly synths and dub-strength low end, while the percussive ‘Euoi’ rattles and shakes but stays on track. Despite sporting a tempo that’s almost danceable, ‘Anima’ veers into the psychedelic, thanks to the hypnotic, pulsating drums, warped synth-riff and trippy organs. The ocean deep sub-bass of ‘Black Leaves and Broken Branches’ and the gorgeous textures of the title track sandwich the hyper-aggressive ‘Kin To Coal’. Vessel wraps his second LP unapologetically with the searing stomper ‘DPM’, ending appropriately in a final fit of distortion.

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  1. 1 Febrile 1:39 Vessel Buy
  2. 2 Red Sex 5:37 Vessel Buy
  3. 3 Drowned in Water and Light 5:18 Vessel Buy
  4. 4 Euoi 3:44 Vessel Buy
  5. 5 Anima 6:59 Vessel Buy
  6. 6 Black Leaves and Broken Branches 4:21 Vessel Buy
  7. 7 Kin to Coal 4:42 Vessel Buy
  8. 8 Punish, Honey 1:54 Vessel Buy
  9. 9 DPM 5:32 Vessel Buy

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