Have a Nice Life "Deathconsciousness" DLP reissue Pre-sale INFO
02 July, 2014
Pre-Orders for Have a Nice Life’s Deathconsciousness will begin on July 9th at 1pm PDT.
In 2008, Have A Nice Life released their now cult classic Deathconsciousness LP to a whimper and critical non-interest. Six years after its release the band followed up with 2014's stunner The Unnatural World, Deathconsciousness has become a force of influence and fanatic obsession. Seamlessly blending, with unparalleled depth and weight, shoegaze, post punk, new wave, industrial and noise. The album was originally released by Enemies List Home Recordings founded by HANL members Dan and Tim. The album has since floated in and out of production, with the last instantly out of print vinyl pressing occurring in 2009. Now, longtime HANL collaborator The Flenser will re-issue Deathconsciousness with deluxe packaging, including a lengthy accompanying zine and colored vinyl. Have A Nice Life commented, “Working with Flenser lets us keep things comfortable on our end, while also pressing enough copies to actually meet the need and not creating an artificially-inflated collector’s market, as happened with some of our past releases.”
The Flenser's reissue of Deathconsciousness will be accompanied by a 75-page booklet detailing the dark and forgotten history of the Antiochean cult. Blurring the lines between novella, liner notes, and academic text, the zine itself presents an engrossing narrative. The album is rhythmic, primal and expansive and is a gloomy-post-punk masterpiece; a mediation on death, loss and unrequited love. Deathconsciousness feels more fresh and engaging with every listen and has held up as a remarkable piece of art. Fans of Have A Nice Life exhibit both cultic thought and action for good reason. It is perhaps a fanbase as dark and mysterious as the Antiochean’s, the album itself revolves around. Now The Flenser is honored to rerelease Deathconsciousness a gorgeous and disarming contribution to the modern lexicon for a larger audience.
The album is scheduled for release September 17th. We intend to ship pre-orders by that date. However, delays can happen and the release date could be pushed back. Thank you for your patience.
The reissue of Deathconsciousness will come in a thick case-wrapped gatefold jacket. The jacket features a new layout by Niels Geybels with some additional text by the band. All variations of the album come with the 70+ page zine made from the same files as earlier editions. The lacquers were cut by Dave at Lucky Lacquers. This is a much louder and more dynamic cut than the previous issue of the album.
The album will be released in four configurations:
Standard weight black vinyl
180 gram black vinyl (limited to 500 copies)
Green vinyl (limited to 400 copies)
White vinyl (limited to 300 copies)
Along with this new issue of Deathconsciousness we will also be offering pre-order for the new Botanist album “VI: Flora,” a number of new distro items, and we will also be posting a number of sold-out colored Flenser vinyl including:
Copies of Planing For Burial Desideratum
Trees “Sickness-In” Gold Vinyl
Coffinworm “Great Bringer of Night” Gold Vinyl