release date: 24-02-2023
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Style: Cold Wave / Dark Wave / EBM. Special EU
Vinyl edition, limited to 250 copies on transparent PURPLE.
Curse Mackey is a musician from Austin/Texas, famous as one of the core members of bands such as My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Pigface, Evil Mothers and more! With his solo pro- ject he’s current touring the world with CLAN OF XYMOX and will also play at WGT 2023. His new solo full-length album is the highly-anticipated follow-up to his 2019 darkwave master- piece “Instant Exorcism”.
“Immoral Emporium” is an intense, dark electronic music experience. Curse emphasizes: “This is a NEW album for modern times, in the here and now.” True to his word, Immoral Emporium pushes the boundaries of genre with a vast dynamic range, from a tortured whisper to a triumphant howl. The first single, “Lacerations” is a dancefloor stom- per with hypnotic vocals, a hard-hitting chorus with wailing synths and bin-shaking beats. The album moves into poppy, upbeat club territory with the earworm “Dead Fingers Talk,” guar- anteed to get everyone moving at your city’s goth/industrial club night. The buildups are big, such as in “Omens and Monuments”, with monstrous synths that bring the album to a goosebump-inducing, cathartic end leaving the listener looking forward to the future. The album was produced by Curse Mackey and long-time collaborator Chase Dobson , who also co-produced “Instant Exorcism”.
Contributors include synth wizard Justin McGrath (Nine Inch Nails, Kanga, The Black Queen), and a collab with MVTANT, an exciting new industrial act from Curse’s birthplace San Antonio, Texas. The album was mastered by Ken Marshall at HiWatt Labs, (Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly).
TRACKS: A1 Smoking Tongues A2 A Sharp Reminder A3 The Reveal A4 Dead Fingers Talk A5 Lost Body Hypothesis B1 Lacerations B2 Mutatis Mutandis B3 Altar of Falsehoods B4 Immoral Emporium B5 Omens and Monuments