Sunday, 10 February 2013

Backworld ‎– Anthems From The Pleasure Park (1999)

Country: United States

1. Of Seven Things 02:33
2. Leaves Of Autumn 03:44
3. Pleasure Park 03:33
4. Flowers Of Passion 04:09
5. The Devil's Plaything 04:11
6. Sirens Of Titan 04:04
7. Destroying Angel 02:34
8. Lake Of Ice 03:20
9. After The Fall 04:14
10. Magick Is Love 04:31
11. In The Beginning Was The End 03:59
12. The Shadow Of Eden 04:59
13. The Naked Soul 03:56
14. Bed Of Stone 02:57

Joseph Budenholzer grew up in Nebraska, immersed in the rural lore and religious traditions of the region.
As a boy he attended parochial school where he was taught by nuns to play guitar for folk Mass.
Backworld was formed in 1993 owing to Budenholzer’s growing passion for English folk music,
 minimalist classical composition, Christian mysticism, and a desire to make music that could reflect these interests 
and hopefully be as spiritual and beautiful.
Guest performers on BW albums have included Jarboe of Swans and Michael Cashmore of Current 93.
In 2006 Joseph returned to NYC after three years living in Scotland where he recorded the bulk of 'Good Infection'
 released in 2007, enlisting the talents of Isobel Campbell (Belle & Sebastian, Gentle Waves),
 David Tibet (Current 93) and Drew McDowall (Coil).
Other notable collaborations include playing in Current 93 and co-writing and producing the Little Annie album
 "Songs from the Coal Mine Canary" with Antony Hegarty (Antony and The Johnsons).
Anthems from the Pleasure Park combines masterful sound arrangement, very pretty melodies and brilliant yet melancholy songwriting to bring you a musical delight. Featuring as guests Jarboe, Michael Moynihan and Annabel Lee.