Written and performed by Eden.
Recorded by O’Connor. Berlin, 2012.

Original short version appears on the 2012 D/N Records compilation So Click Heels (CLICK1); re-edited for Blackest Ever Black in October 2014. Reprise is exclusive to this 10″/digital edition.

Cover painting: detail from Edouard Vuillard, Vase of Flowers on a Mantelpiece (c.1900), courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington. Layout by Oliver Smith.

10″ vinyl pressed at Optimal and housed in full-colour reverse board sleeve. Edition of 500. Customers who buy direct from Blackest Ever Black will receive a free download code when their order is dispatched.

Also available to buy on digital formats.

Distributed by Cargo: joe@cargorecords.co.uk


Tracklist:

  • A. Tearing Down Heaven (4:20)
  • B. Reprise (4:16)

 

Six Six Seconds

Tearing Down Heaven   BLACKEST038

A ceremony of love or blood.
Sharper than Aztec knives our weapons.
Who has control of the game?
Does anyone know what game we are playing?

 

A very necessary stand-alone release for Six Six Seconds’ ‘Tearing Down Heaven’, which originally appeared on the 2012 Downwards compilation So Click Heels.

Written and performed in Berlin by the elusive Eden, and deftly recorded and mixed by Karl O’Connor, ‘Tearing’ was the comp’s stand-out: a piece of drugged, darkly rapturous dream-pop in which the abyssal swoon of shoegaze meets a harsher, more pernicious order of psychedelic rock minimalism.

This 10”/digital edition on Blackest Ever Black features a slightly extended version of ‘Tearing Down Heaven’, and a stunning new “reprise”, which homes in on the original’s roaring, phantasmic electronics, unravelling its complex webs of feedback and high-end scorch into a masochistic drone-raga for eternally thwarted lovers.

Freshly remastered by Matt Colton, released in a vinyl edition of 500 copies, and also available on digital formats.