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Frail Body - Artificial Bouquet [Vinyl]

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Format | 12" Vinyl

Variant | Beer with Red Cornetto (Indie Exclusive)

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Frail Body is a three piece band from Rockford, IL.

"Artificial Bouquet" is an eleven song album by Frail Body. Produced, engineered, and recorded by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording, and mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, Loma Prieta).

Opening track "Scaffolding" explodes out of the gate with dizzying speed before descending into a wash of discordant melody. "Berth" and "Critique Programme" then inject pulse-pounding tempo shifts and unorthodox heavy riffing into the fray. "Devotion" plays as a stunning ebb and flow epic that shows method to their musical chaos. "Monolith" and "Refrain" then blur the lines between post-hardcore and melodic black metal in their frantic approach. These lead to "No Resolution" and "Runaway"; two slow build numbers that showcase the otherworldly dynamics Frail Body possess. "Horizon Line" follows this path as it builds to a bone-shaking crescendo. Lastly "Another Year Removed" serves as an instrumental bridge to closer "A Capsule In The Sediment". A song that empties the emotional tank for all to bear witness. All of it so raw and beautifully out of control.

Without question, "Artificial Bouquet" establishes Frail Body as leaders within the modern "screamo" movement. A shining example that the once dormant sub-genre continues to evolve and thrive for all the world to see.

Lowell Shaffer - Guitar, Vocals, and Piano
Nic Kuczynski - Bass
Nicholas Clemenson - Drums

Recorded at Bricktop Recording
All Songs Written and Performed by Frail Body
Produced, Engineered, and Recorded by Pete Grossmann
Mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden
Artwork & Design by J. Bannon

Pressing Information

Vinyl

First Press:
300 x Gold Nugget (Deathwish Exclusive)
300 x Blue w/ Oxblood Splatter (Tour Exclusive)
500 x Beer w/ Red Cornetto (Indie Exclusive)
1000 x Black / Red Mix w/ Splatter

Second Press:
500 x Magenta / Sky Blue (DW Exclusive)

∞ x Transparent Orange Crush Vinyl

Cassette

First Press:
300 x Red Shell

Track List

01. Scaffolding
02. Berth
03. Critique Programme
04. Devotion
05. Monolith
06. Refrain
07. No Resolution
08. Runaway
09. Horizon Line
10. Another Year Removed
11. A Capsule In The Sediment

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