'Cremation Lily Smells the Flowers' CS - standard edition [PRE-ORDER]


short version - 'cremation lily smells the flowers' is 6 new recordings, each draped in sharp feedback & protected by crumbling walls of noise - tape-saturated armour that slowly degrades as the songs evolve. what initially feels dangerous turns to minimal, comforting tenderness. non-linear structures allow familiar starting points to drift into different directions that each forge new paths for cremation lily, from crushing gazes to all-out-screamo-drenched-drones - this is made to celebrate, commiserate & incinerate the past decade of work. now onto the next. understanding forever. 100% hardware performed direct to tape, if that sort of things matters to you.

standard edition of 79. b/w double-sided artwork, pro-dubbed cassette with download code.

comes with the first-ever CL screen-printed patch. noise is punk, after all.



long version - over 10 years ago my debut cassette as cremation lily was released. crushing walls of saturated hiss, tender & sincere use of subtle melody, and desperate vocals that emerged from murky veils of piercing feedback. since then, a lot has changed. i became disheartened & dissatisfied with the rampant cringe-inducing rehashing & most importantly what i saw as the genuine lack of humility & compassion amongst the underground community of the time. and so i softened my voice, i washed out my palette & i started to create sounds that felt more true to myself. i wanted more than shock tactics, more than hatred, more than exploitation. i wanted understanding, forever.

now, i believe it is the right time to reflect & reconcile my conflicted feelings about a scene i love so dearly in so many ways, and despise in many others. and so, in early 2021, i sat down with my OG hardware setup, the same used for early recordings and started to record songs that did just that. these are frail, damaged & desperate songs. tape warped in every possible way & yet retaining more weight, depth & grit than i've ever captured before. while this tape utilises a familiar palette, the songs & themes within could never have been recorded without the decade that has now passed. -CL21