Alexis Marshall - House Of Lull. House Of When CD/LP
“I’ve always felt like more of a performer than a writer,” Alexis Marshall says when asked about the impetus behind his first solo album. “In the past I lacked confidence to guide the creative process, but now I just wanted to be entirely in control of something.”
Marshall is best known as the frontman for Rhode Island’s notorious provocateurs Daughters, whose eight-year hiatus between their posthumous self-titled album and the critically acclaimed comeback album "You Won’t Get What You Want" found the ever-evolving band explode from down-and-out cult heroes to one of the biggest bands in the nebulous territory where abrasive noise rock fuses with high-art aspirations.
Whereas most music built around dissonance and tension feels like a cautious flirtation with nihilism or an excursion of role-playing the villain, Marshall’s loathsome oratory and self-flagellating performances always conveyed a sense of true emotional gravity and danger. For his debut album, he wanted to push that sense of chaos even further, by crafting an album around moments of spontaneity and sonic detritus, where a mistake could become a hook or the whip of a chain could become a beat.
Age has not tempered his vitriol. As a man that delved deep into self-destructive behaviour in his twenties, it’s a small miracle he crossed the threshold into his forties earlier this year. With his recent introduction to fatherhood came a new perspective on youth, and the conflict between nostalgia for lost innocence and disdain for naivety became a focal point on the album.
1. Drink from the Oceans Nothing Can Harm You
2. Hounds in the Abyss
3. It Just Doesn't Feel Good Anymore
4. Youth as Religion
5. Religion as Leader
6. No Truth in a Body
7. Open Mouth
8. They Can Lie There Forever
9. Night Coming
About this product: this is available on CD and LP format.
The LP is pressed on black vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve. Includes a download code.