Posts Tagged ‘Death Vessel’


The road to one’s demise is often likely viewed in retrospect as a slow, somber, stately march to eternity.  However, the details in real time are tense and energetic, , loved ones rushing to the bedside, grief-stricken anger and inconsolable sorrow flowing forth.

Coming on the heels of last year’s wonderful Magnolia EP, one of my musical favourites Wilsen offering a remix on the next EP  here I am pleased to feature a peek.  Wilsen’s original “Emperor” recounted the death of its namesake in stark austerity, frontwoman Tamsin Wilson employing a dexterous use of space and silence to create a stoic, quietly deafening scene.

As a sharp counterpoint, Death Vessel (nom de plume of Rhode Island alt-folkie Joel Thibodeau) packs the track with frantic percussion and otherworldly vocal swirls.

“Magnolia – Remix”, featuring remixes of the other tracks by Wye Oak, White Hinterland, and Sun Glitters, will be available on the 14th April.  Wilsen will be playing  SXSW in Austin, TX 18th-20th March before supporting alt-soulman Matthew E White on a US tour. Lets hope they come back to the UK soon.