Voorhees - Black Horse Pike LP
Dana Wachs‰۪ debut EP as Vorhees is a beautiful destruction of memory and sound told through ambient passages, everlasting guitar riffs and ethereal vocals, the culmination recalling waves of Fever Ray and Fripp & Eno‰۪s Air Structures.
Black Horse Pike represents an unintentionally chronological contemplation. Across a five-track suite, Vorhees explores memories of teenage meanderings in New Jersey‰۪s suburban doldrums, the scars and artifacts of relationships with intimates and religion, and the impossible waking (un)reality of her insomniac tendencies throughout the world in ever changing hotel rooms and tour bus bunks.
Black Horse Pike was written, recorded and produced by Dana Wachs between touring with Belle & Sebastian and Deerhunter. During this time, Dana participated in parts II and III of a performance art piece titled Rural Violence, directed by Brandon Stousy, with part II presented by Matthew Barney. In conjunction, she collaborated with George Clarke of Deafheaven, forming the new duo Wachs & Clarke, for the 20 minute accompanying music piece RVIII: Invocation, (with all proceeds going to the Matthew Shepard Foundation). Vinyl comes with a digital download and printed lyric insert.