Wretch reworks some tracks from The Gates of Slumber's final album. They turn out a little more psychedelic and wah-wah soaked than their previous incarnations. 'Bassment Dweller' is fantastic too.
Favorite track: Bastards Born.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Thanks for not giving up, please keep dooming my ass off. That Bassment Dweller track is insane and a proof of how underrated bass guitars are.
Favorite track: Bassment Dweller.
Those familiar with the history of Wretch will know that the band is born out or the ashes of vocalist / guitarist Karl Simon’s previous outfit The Gates of Slumber., even taking it’s name from the title track of their final release ‘The Wretch’.
Sadly, of the three band members who played on ‘The Wretch’ album only Simon is still with us, with both Jason McCash & J. “Cool” Clyde Paradis losing the battle to overcome their demons in 2014 & 2016 respectively.
This E.P. contains two compositions from ‘The Wretch’ (“Bastards Born” & “The Wretch” itself) re-worked by Wretch at sessions that took place in April 2017 in Leeds, England, with engineer James Atkinson at Hand of Law Studios. The third cut “Bassment Dweller” is an instrumental, which shows the dexterity of Bryce Clarke on the four string motherfucker.
You can pay what you want for ‘Bastards Born’ and we will pay though all money received from your purchase to the US arm of the Amy Whitehouse Foundation, set up to prevent drug and alcohol misuse among young people and help the most vulnerable to reach their full potential, and the Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition.
released July 12, 2017
Recorded by James Atkinson
Mastered by Terry Waker at Tonalex Mastering
Artwork by Branca Studio