This is the second album by Cologne-based musician Vomit Heat. The sound and structure of this ten-part masterpiece reveal themselves abstractly in an exceedingly dense surface, in dynamic rhythms, in driving bass runs, flat guitars and synthesizers, combined with a confident and multi-faceted voice. They resound with a density that Vomit Heat created from the countless layers of layered sound he recorded and repeatedly discarded over the past six years until he finally found that second skin that is here now. The production praises the carpet-like, suction-like sound surfaces of My Bloody Valentine, the clever and enthusiastically also on the avant-garde trained pop access reminds of Bradford Cox's Deerhunter, the repetition shows itself inspired by Wolfgang Voigt's early GAS.
released May 6, 2022
All music composed, performed, recorded and premixed at home by Nils Herzogenrath except for violin on “Close to Invisible“ performed by Hanitra Wagner and recorded by Oliver Bersin and Hanitra Wagner.
All lyrics written by Nils Herzogenrath except for lyrics on “Heute“ written by Pedro Gonçalves Crescenti and Peter Rubel.
All vocals performed by Nils Herzogenrath and recorded at Mount Wobble studio except for "Leere“ performed by Stella Sommer, “Anxiety" performed by Elisa Kühnl and Hanitra Wagner, "Heute" performed and recorded by Pedro Gonçalves Crescenti and Peter Rubel.
Co-arrangement, mix and master by Dennis Jüngel.
Design by Dominik Lau.
Front photography courtesy of Katharina Geling.
Sleeve and label photography by Tobias Huschka, product photos by Ole-Kristian Heyer.
"Special thanks to my parents, The Party Management and my therapist Daniela Hartl.
Extra special thanks to all you wonderful participants, Mount Wobble Studio, dear friends, video crews, helping hands, hearts and ears.. And thank you for listening!
Video by Marian Mayland (Leere), Kurt Fasnacht (Heute) and Sebastian v.d. Heide (Dematerialize).