Planning For Burial ‘Matawan – Collected Works 2010-2014’

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As a follow up to Below the House, his third lp of dense, doom-y pavanes to solitude, Thom Wasluck, the man behind Planning For Burial, recently released Matawan. A collection of works recorded between his debut and sophomore lps, Matawan shines a light on the various musical incarnations of Wasluck’s beautifully dark vision. From floating drones to walls of thickly distorted anguish to crackling, hissing lo-fi soundscapes, there’s a thread of heavy sorrow– or is it simply tired resignation?– woven through each work that ties the collection together. And despite the weight of it all, there’s catharsis to be found in the experience of moving through it as a listener. Hopefully, there’s also catharsis found in the creation. (Otherwise, I worry a bit for the creator. Dude’s got a heavy soul.)

Matawan is out now via The Flenser. Check it out here.