The debut from Have A Nice Life grabs its array of influences from a buffet of artists and mixes them into a coherent multi-disc release. It’s deep, dark and mesmerizing. We have a contender for ‘album of the year’.
Recommended if you like:
My Bloody Valentine, Joy Division, New Order, Earth, Sunn, Xasthur, Lurker of Chalice, Nine Inch Nails, Swans, Sisters of Mercy, Kraftwerk, Nietzsche
Taken from their myspace profile:
“What is Deathconsciousness?
Deathconsciousness refers to three things:
It refers to the debut double album from Have A Nice Life, featuring over 4 years and 2 hours worth of recorded material. All songs have been re-recorded, remixed, and remastered, including the songs from our demo release, Powers of Ten.
It refers to the short book of the same name that accompanies the record. Over 80 pages in length, written by a University of Massachusetts History professor, this book explores the deep religious symbology we used for inspiration while writing the record. The songs contain elaborate references to 12th century apostasies; the book will help those without a background in religious history to understand their meanings.
And, finally, Deathconsciousness is the concept that lies at the heart of the record itself: the overwhelming awareness, at all times, of death and it’s proximity.”