Giles Corey- Giles Corey

Dan Barrett’s latest project, a full-length album and book, is both a personal and fictional exploration of death, suicide, depression, and the afterlife. Because of that, this video takes a look at both the music and the book that comes with this package. If anything makes the tracks on this CD stand out, it’s the [...]

Dan Barrett’s latest project, a full-length album and book, is both a personal and fictional exploration of death, suicide, depression, and the afterlife. Because of that, this video takes a look at both the music and the book that comes with this package.

If anything makes the tracks on this CD stand out, it’s the atmosphere. Dan Barrett has a somewhat messy production style, but like any Mount Eerie album, it lends this project an interesting sound you’re not gonna hear anywhere else.

With one track after another being slathered in reverb, there are moments on here that remind me of Grizzly Bear’s 2007 album Yellow House. However, there’s a disturbing aura surrounding this album, which the book empowers.

Though there are some standout songs on this release, I like to take it as more of an experience–not just an assembly of tracks. Because to me, this album stirs up the same emotions any great piece of horror or science fiction would. Those emotions are filtered through a singer-songwriter lens, and it somehow works.

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  • Srags234

    I understand why you love this album so much. The sounds are great, especially when you’re in the mood for that kind of stuff. I know it’s been about two months already but you should try to review thievery corporation’s newest album culture of fear. Most of their music is acid jazz but this is a bit different and I can’t explain how. You should take a look at it.

  • Nate

    Holy fucking shit. Now listen to this while playing Space Engine to get the ultimate Lovecraftian sense of existential dread. (Btw Space Engine is a free space exploring game with infinite realistic planets and stars http://en.spaceengine.org/ in case you wondered.)

  • stogs

    solid review, i’ll be sure to chck this out. for a future review you should review british rapper scroobius pip’s solo album “distraction pieces.” it comes out september 19th

  • Samuel

    downloaded it. it’s pretty incredible. More than one or two eargasm moments.

  • C.J.

    Can anyone point me to a a site that sells this album/book? Googleing Giles Corey (as well as Dan Barrett, Giles Corey LP, etc.) has lead me nowhere. I don’t really feel like going to all the record stores in my city to try and hunt it down if I don’t have to. Thanks in advance!

  • rawbadobadob

    CJ look up enemies list, Dan Barrett’s label. You just missed Have a Nice Life’s vinyl reissue

  • guest

    can somone tell me what his black metal project was called

  • Joshua

    His black metal project is Nahvalr.