A1. Weak And Weary
A2. Harsh Whispers
A3. Life Expectancy
A4. Deep Ruby
B1. Security Theatre
B2. Always Worse
B4. Irreconciliable Differences
Maenad Veyl returns to his namesake label along with The Sarcasm Ensemble for the new album, ‘Comfort in Misery’. Made up of ten compositions exploring sparse beats, cinematic textures and mind altering experimentations, this is an offering of thought provoking pieces which perhaps make the perfect accompaniment to the modern world. As the name implies, ‘Comfort in Misery’ seeks to find ways of dealing with perpetual shifts and agonizing circumstances.
The opener, ‘Weak & Weary’, acts an almost rude awakening, while simultaneously cleansing the palette for the forthcoming journey. ‘Harsh Whispers’ quickly takes hold and feels like a fragmented dream you may or may not remember while then moving to the more minous, ‘Life Expectancy’. From the sparkling tones of ‘Deep Ruby’ to the uncomfortable bliss of ‘Always Worse’, the project touches on the most known yet unknown of moods, emotions and states of being.
Winding down with ‘Irreconcilable Differences’ before concluding with the satisfying chaos of ‘Shred’, ‘Comfort in Misery’ cannot be pinpointed or married to any one sound or status. While tackling a seeming insurmountable subject, Veyl & The Sarcasm Ensemble provide a perfect solution for the everlasting pain.
Or do they?