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BVDUB - Wrath & Apathy

Format: do-LP
Label & Cat.Number: n5MD - MD286LP
Release Year: 2020
Note: "People are drawn deeper into tragedy not by their defects but by their virtues.." - four long new tracks (each clocking at almost 20 minutes!), inspired by HARUKI MURAKAMI's surrealistic novel "Kafka on the Shore" (deutsch: "Kafka am Strand", from 2002); comes on coloured vinyl ("coke bottle clear"), lim. 500 copies
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €32.00

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"The lead-off and title track of Brock Van Wey's 38th bvdub album Wrath and Apathy establishes itself with a noir hued Rhodes piano and idly lurching beats that provide an intoxicating beginning, which is, fittingly obstructed by a resonant synth-line that paces the song to new heights. Van Wey's fans have come to covet the ebb and flow between such sprawlingly emotive passages, and Wrath and Apathy has these in mass. It takes its time, like most of Van Wey's works, to get where it's going, and his musi- cal style to the already initiated is that of intently watching the ocean waves, with each wave bringing its own unique shape, texture, and in this case, aural reward. Wrath and Apathy is loosely based on the events of Haruki Murakami's novel Kafka on the Shore. Like most of Van Wey's recent n5MD works, comes in the form of four spaciously captivating and deeply immersive long-form journeys."