Release Date: October 23rd, 2015
Know How To Carry A Whip is the imminent new studio offering from industrialized volume abusers, CORRECTIONS HOUSE. A nine-track, forty-five-minute exercise in sonic indecency, the record was captured by the band’s own Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea) alongside recently institutionalized minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury, in a subterranean bunker complex in Vietnam.
Deeper, darker, and far more fluid than 2013’s critically-adored Last City Zero debut, CORRECTIONS HOUSE’s Know How To Carry A Whip is unapologetic in its audio trauma. Featuring a guest appearance by Negative Soldier, the record finds the band — Sanford Parker, Fairbury, Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) and Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod) — at their most arduous. Immersed in experiences of longing and loneliness from the depths of their collectively putrefying hearts, each movement contained within Know How To Carry A Whip discloses a new, disconcerting air of danger, paranoia and looming defeat marked by an inexplicable sense of catharsis.
Suffocating yet stimulating, oft static sodden, discordant and tribal, all twined around Williams’ unassailable manic street preacher verses and intermittently juxtaposed by the smooth, cradling sounds of Lamont’s lingering saxophone, Know How To Carry A Whip remains rhythmic and hypnotic throughout, with grooves that dominate and penetrate.
Already deemed a maniacal masterwork, Exclaim hails a release that's, "even more ominous, nihilistic and dismal," than it's predecessor, further championing its, "complex array of anxiety-inducing electronic effects," and vocalist Mike IX Williams', "poetic, despairing vocals." Decibel Magazine celebrates the band's "sharpened focus," noting, "CORRECTIONS HOUSE build mechanical aggrotech sludge from the blood and muck shoved into the gutter by Godflesh's Steetcleaner." Elaborates Drowned In Sound, "I want to stand behind artists that are restless, who thrive on creation, and who do not fear where their muses might lead. Such is what I hear on Know How... visions, induced by cold sweats; nights awake with Einsturzende Neubauten throbbing in headphones; the external appearance of terror (i.e. the ski masks in their videos), driven by the internal desire to evoke a reaction beyond indifference." Echoes And Dust calls the record, "...a shining example of a metal and industrial fused record, one that successfully fuels the undeniable fact that the artists behind CORRECTIONS HOUSE still stand as the most creative and influential individuals in the genre." Skulls 'N' Bones notes, "Know How To Carry A Whip is brilliantly bleak and depressing; a modern day exorcism delivered through rage and noise that feels just right." While Metal Nexus lauds an, "ambient-propelled, noise-tinged discordance that uses tribal drum patterning, saxophones, and other transcendental audio techniques to hypnotize listeners while the manic apocalyptic ramblings of Mike IX assail their fears and inhibitions."
Know How To Carry A Whip is now available worldwide from Neurot Recordings. CD, LP, Digital & Bundles are available at THIS LOCATION.