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Self Spiller is the experimental project led by Agalloch bassist Jason Walton. A truly transcontinental undertaking, Self Spiller features fourteen musicians hand-picked by Walton who composed and overdubbed their individual parts from across the world from the U.S. to Japan to Norway to Canada.
Much of the music was composed without the musicians hearing the entire piece or knowing what other members were adding, thus chance played a fundamental role in the stitching together of songs.
In the end, Walton sifted through dozens of hours of recordings, layered hundreds of tracks, and edited countless performances spanning six years, finally resulting in Self Spiller's debut, the stunning "Worms In The Keys."
Likened to a marriage of Mr. Bungle's "California" and Arcturus' "La Masquerade Infernale," "Worms In The Keys" merges the tenets of post-black metal, ambient soundscapes, video games and even traditional Middle Eastern sounds all filtered through a metal background and a surreal Dada-esque approach to composition.
Originally released in 2012 on limited edition CD, "Worms In The Keys" is now remastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst), and will be available for the first time on vinyl via Varia Records next week. In celebration of its official wax debut, you can stream the full album below, courtesy of CVLT Nation. More...
The experimental sound conjurors from Self Spiller will reissue their confounding "Worms In The Keys" full-length on vinyl next month via Varia Records.
Led by Agalloch bassist Jason Walton who hand-picked fourteen people to make their mark on this monster of a record, "Worms In The Keys" was originally released in 2012 on limited edition CD, and will now come in a new version on May 5th, 2015. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Event
2. Folds Of Skin To Lay
3. Like Three Asps
4. Therefore I Worship
5. Rot On Root
6. I Spit In The Stomach Of Zombies
8. Strong But Damaged
The "Worms In The Keys" cast includes:
Jason Walton (Agalloch, Sculptured, Celestiial)
Don Anderson (Agalloch, Sculptured)
Nick Loiacano (Climb To Zalem, El Rey)
Rob Kleiner (Tub Ring, Super 8 Bit Brothers)
Marius Sjoli (Formloff, Hollow Branches, Blekspetl)
Svein Egil Hatlevik (Fleurety, Dodheimsgard, Zweizz)
Robert Osgood (Hollow Branches)
Food Fortunata (Sockeye, Fossil Fuel)
Andy Winter (Winds, Age Of Silence)
Mirai Kawashima (Sigh, Necrophagia)
Dr. Mikannibal (Sigh)
Bernt Karsten Sannerud (Formloff)
Brock Bousfield (Nero's Day At Disneyland, Strip Mall Seizures) More...
Self Spiller's debut album, "Worms In The Keys" is now available on Bandcamp. Self Spiller is the side project of J. William W.'s, who is best known for his work as the bassist for Agalloch. The album was released last year through Vendlus Records. It is currently sold out of physical copies, but it is now available to stream, or download for $7.00 USD via bandcamp.com.
Self Spiller has issued the following update about streaming a new album sample online:
"There will be much more information to come, but here I am, after 5 years of hard work, introspection, and life upheaval, as well as two albums worth of material scrapped introducing Self Spiller; the project I have always tried to assemble, and always failed, the album I have always wanted to write, but never knew how.
"The sample in the player is a rough mix from an as of yet untitled album to be released on Vendlus Records.
"For those of you wondering, the ELS page is gone, replaced with Self Spiller. It is appropriate because for years I thought I was writing an ELS album, when in fact I was creating Self Spiller. Yes, this means no new ELS album now, or anytime soon, maybe never again. Please Welcome Self Spiller"