gumboot (gumboot) wrote in new_subculture,

Attrition's new album

All Mine Enemys Whispers - The Story of Mary Ann Cotton.
Projekt records
A surreal and nightmare-ish journey into the mind of a Victorian serial killer - from one of the pioneers of dark ambient music.

Mary Ann Cotton was possibly Britain's greatest female mass murderer. Poisoning upwards of 20 of her own children and partners with arsenic...
She was arrested, tried and hanged in 1873.
Attrition's Martin Bowes is the descendant of the arresting officer....Police Sergeant Tom McCutcheon...

The album features guest vocals and violin from long time Attrition fan Emilie Autumn,
and also features Ned Kirby of Stromkern, Erica Mulkey of Unwoman and Rasputina, Laurie Reade of High Blue Star and Pigface,
and Ute Mansell of Urban Sax

"Completed on Oct. 31, 2007, this is no ordinary Halloween album; Mary Ann Cotton's story, augmented by the real-life connections between the album's composer and the killer herself, will do a much better job keeping you up at night than any slasher film killer or long-haired Japanese ghost child. The music is a haunting brew of electronic soundscapes, neo-classical strings, and eerie children's voices. Shuffling sounds,anxiously scraped strings and electronic drones create the mood; while ex-Courtney Love band violinist (and current darkwave darling) Emilie Autumn conjures up a momentary sense of pity for the condemned killer with her sorrowful vocal rendition on the album's climax, a submersive dark ambient gem that incorporates the hymn "Rock of Ages,"

"As subtly chilling a thing as you'll ever hear. If you're brave, you can listen to All Mine Enemys Whispers in the dark, but you might want to pull the covers over your head just to be on the safe side."
- REGEN magazine, USA


The first 1000 edition digipack includes a set of 4 reproduction victorian poison bottle labels.

The official album release date is March 25th, but advance copies available at:

You can listen to one track "What shall i sing?" on their myspace

"Pushing the boundaries of dark ambient and neo-classical..." Justin Mitchell/Cold Spring records


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