Ex-DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, FULL OF HELL & CHELSEA WOLFE Members Take Part In New Compilation
Artist Jesse Draxler has challenged musicians like Greg Puciato (The Black Queen, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), Chelsea Wolfe and Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe), Dylan Walker (Full Of Hell), Portrayal of Guilt, Street Sects, and more to make music. The catch is that they're only allowed to use 34 sonic assets supplied by Draxler. The music is all part of a compilation titled Reigning Cement, and you can check out Walker's contribution "Time reign cemenT" below.
Draxler tells Revolver that Puciato was ultimately the one that pushed him to do this.
It would be reductive to put any one label on it. It's a conceptual art project, a collaborative compilation album, a zine, and there will be more components as I run with it.
It began as I was taking field recordings on my phone of the noises around where I live and work, a gnarly industrial wasteland on the edge of L.A., to act as a companion to the photos and videos I take of the area, as well. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the recordings at first, but once I had the idea to involve musicians, the network that I had established in working with so many bands made it seem feasible. The idea was something that developed over the past few years and remained just an idea until I brought it up to Greg [Puciato] one day, he really responded to it and we quickly realized it would be a great piece to put out on our newly formed label [Federal Prisoner]. The realistic ability to do it properly helped it grow into what it became.
The full list of artists is as follows.
Chelsea Wolfe & Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe)
Dylan Walker (Full Of Hell)
Eric Ghoste (Ghostemane)
Greg Puciato (The Black Queen, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Lisa Mungo (Fucked & Bound)
Portrayal of Guilt
Seb Alvarez (Meth.)