Listen to a Twenty-Minute Song by Deafheaven’s George Clarke and Vorhees Dana Wachs

  • Axl Rosenberg

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Pitchfork has debuted “RVIII: Invocation,” a new twenty-minute-long song by George Clarke from everyone’s favorite divisive allegedly-hipster black metal band, Deafheaven, and Dana Vachs from Vorhees. The track, which is a lot of ambient noise and a lot of bleeps and bloops and what have you, is honestly not my cup of tea, but… maybe some of you will dig it? If you’ve ever listened to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ film scores and thought, “Hm, this is neat, but there’s far too much structure and melody,” you will probably really dig “RVIII: Invocation.”

You can listen to the track below. It was composed for a performance art piece entitled Rural Violence III (Rebirth).You can also purchase the song via the link in the player; all proceeds will go the Matthew Shepard Foundation — a group dedicated to LGBTQ rights (it was named, of course, in honor of Matthew Shepard, the gay teenager who was famously tortured and killed in 1998).

Meanwhile, Rural Violence III (Rebirth) will take place this Saturday, August 6 “in Wyoming at a location that will be disclosed upon RSVP.” Other prominent names involved include Cremaster creator Matthew Barney, which is pretty rad.

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