DISTRO ITEM: 'Kindred Spirits presents The Night Shifts'

by Kindred Spirits

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Artist statement: a scenario

[Plays album]
Other(s): Enough already, make it disappear.
A.T.: I have been trying to do that all my life.
Other(s): What ‘make it,’ or ‘disappear’?
A.T.: Both. Only now, I realize that this is the same process. But I didn’t know what to make, so I made you this. You won’t thank me. I didn’t ask for that, as you didn’t ask for this, and they didn’t ask to suffer.


It was not a heart, beating.
That muted boom, that clangor
Far off, not blood in the ears
Drumming up and fever

To impose on the evening.
The noise came from outside:
A metal detonating
Native, evidently, to

These stilled suburbs nobody
Startled at it, though the sound
Shook the ground with its pounding.
It took a root at my coming

Till the thudding shource, exposed,
Counfounded in wept guesswork:
Framed in windows of Main Street's
Silver factory, immense

Hammers hoisted, wheels turning,
Stalled, let fall their vertical
Tonnage of metal and wood;
Stunned in marrow. Men in white

Undershirts circled, tending
Without stop those greased machines,
Tending, without stop, the blunt
Indefatigable fact.

—Night Shift by Sylvia Plath

Release details
Recorded 31/03/2021.
Kindred Spirits was A. Thaw.
All tracks invoked, recorded, and mastered at Border Lair, Bedroom Studio, Sowerby Bridge, Hell (2021)
Instagram @slwthw
Cover art: A. Thaw.


"This might be something about insanity or terror and underneath there is a slowed-down voice, using a reel-to-reel recorder, which is also the source for the opening track, 'Anywhere Near It, or Not'. I must admit I have no idea what this is about. It sounds creepy and spooky for sure, but is this something one would want to hear a lot? I am not sure. This reminds me of those 'documentary' tapes labels such as Broken Flag would put out, and I didn't 'get' those either."

- www.vitalweekly.net/1283.html


released April 28, 2021

Released on the 1st of April 2021 by


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