These Demons Hate You (TW007)
"TW007 is our first LP, and comes to us via the New Orleans based feathermeal. Although not official stated as such, the record comes off as a concept record, loosely based around content often mentioned in apocalyptic literature a la ‘The Divine Comedy’, but where Dante left off, feathermeal picks right up. Hauntingly tastefully vocal samples create the back drop for a surprisingly linear record, and feathermeal speaks with the voice of a man who fears no demon, and he produces with a shockingly honest approach. Juxtaposed with the pristine nature of most electronic music, ‘These Demons Hate You’ is surely to shock you loose of all preconceived notions. The opening of the record, from the expository “white pet” to the OJ referencing “daggerbeast” show us how hell might actually exist; written from the point of view of an old man who has seen people come and go through the disporah of lost souls, yet still finds constants in the ever changing landscape. “do urself” is as close to love a song that exists, and the follow up “XoXoXoX” creates closure that the loved one, like all those to come before it, are always lost to the abyss. Midway through the record, Stockholm Syndrome begins to take hold, and where the previous tracks were brutally honest expositions, the second half of the record is full of beautifully despondent ballads, almost as if feathermeal has growly inexplicably fond of his satanic captors. “thugstress island” is a truly sublime track, conjuring images of dead brides dancing with demonic grooms to the soundtrack of their eternal damnation, yet somehow sheds a glamorous light on this otherwise convoluted wedding reception. “pointy master” is the most dance-floor centered track, but to classify it that way would be a terrible disservice; the story runs much deeper. The album closes with “magic art”, and this truly is the climactic moment of the record; one in which feathermeal manages to raise up all of hell to its feet, and present it with shocking honesty and clarity. Ernest Hemingway once wrote “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”, and I can’t think of a better way to describe this album."