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DEATH IN JUNE "Snow Bunker Tapes" [CD, Digipak]

Neofolk from United Kingdom
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Original Year : 2011
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A wonderful new album from Death in June which gives us the original, fully formed studio demos that Douglas P. offered to pianist Miro Snejdr to base the piano-driven Peaceful Snow LP recordings upon. The first thing I should mention is that while these songs are ostensibly demos for Peaceful Snow, they are both distinctly different from that LP, and also fully realized and beautifully produced. In my opinion, they are also better. It's worth mentioning that online descriptions of The Snow Bunker Tapes have been quite misleading, and obviously written by those who've fallen into the now-common (always annoying) trap of citing the press release without hearing the record! The fallacious quote in particular that I keep seeing describes this as a purely acoustic demo consisting of voice and guitar without any added vocals, overdubs or percussion. This is completely false. The recordings are indeed accented with vocal overdubs, doubled vocals, and even sampled backing vocals deep in the mix. There is also wind chime and tapped percussion. And this, in fact, is what is so alluring about The Snow Bunker Tapes: its subdued intensity marries the intimacy of home recording with the ritualistic intensity of the live Death in June experience. (This classic ritualistic/militaristic intensity is nearly non-existent on the romantic/dinner piano versions found on Peaceful Snow.)

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