Do Not Let Your Kindness Be Weaponized Against You

by Dirty Knobs

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Known around the world for delivering up massive (and massively long) slabs of dark atmospheres like Field Recordings from the Edge of Hell (8 hours), The Hermit Seeks the Stillness (12 hours), and 30,000 Days (24 hours), Dirty Knobs returns from the other end of the spectrum with Do Not Let Your Kindness Be Weaponized Against You, 5 songs clocking a relatively demure 30 minutes. From the robotic whispered warning of the title track set over a family’s shared laughter, to the reverential echoes of “We Sing the Sun,” and the almost-not-even-there of “Endure,” these songs take a much more delicate, almost hesitant approach than the smothering walls of sound that Dirty Knobs is known for. But the analog pulses and wails in “Closed Horizons” and “Welcome to Ghostbridge” do remind listeners of the dread just around the corner.

Zac Bentz is a musician living in Duluth, Minnesota who has been recording and performing for over 23 years. Dirty Knobs was formed in 1999 originally as a glitch/electro experiment, and was reborn as a dark ambient/doom project with 2011’s Field Recordings from the Edge of Hell, an album that found international acclaim. Since visiting the north of Norway and recording True Norwegian Black Drone in 2015, Dirty Knobs has worked to incorporate music into nature with recordings and performances both in and of the field. Do Not Let Your Kindness Be Weaponized Against You uses field recordings from the Norway sessions, as well as sounds from his hometown.

Everything by Zac Bentz (ASCAP).
©2017 Xero Music

More from Dirty Knobs:
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/heliomori
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/the-hermit-seeks-the-stillness
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/field-recordings-from-the-edge-of-hell
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/true-norwegian-black-drone
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/trees-at-sea
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/i-want-to-live-inside-the-sun
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/hallow
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-geometry
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/dream-with-portals
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/zoe-keating-escape-artist-dirty-knobs-remix

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released March 17, 2017

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Track Name: We Sing The Sun
As we look up,
Ice on the wind,
We sing, we sing,
“The Sun! The Sun!”

And through the fog,
Under the moon,
We sing, we sing,
“The Sun! The Sun!”

Oh

And all have gone,
And I as well,
We sing, we sing,
“The Sun! The Sun!”

Oh