MOURNER(usa) Interview

MOURNER interview for Dark Recollections 2011

1. Dark Recollections: for those not familiar with Mourner, introduce the band.
(who does what, plays what instruments, etc)

Jake Rothlisberger – Drums .. Dylan Simon – Vocals, Echoplex, Drones .. ..Zack Allen – Bass, Tape Loops, Recording/Engineering/Mixing .. .. Mike Meacham – Guitar, Noise, Samples
2. Dark Recollections: not much is not about Mourner give us a brief band bio.

MM:Mourner is a 4 piece group of musicians [the Ghost Crow Collective] bonded by the creation of Doom in its most raw, arcane and nihilistic state … drawing influence from a wide array of musical styles and art,emotions,experiences, the occult & esoteric and an overall bleak and daunting feeling. .. ..
3. Dark Recollections: how would you describe your music to someone who has not heard it yet?

MM:Bleak…sinister and arcane. Vibes of melancholy & nihilism. Anxiety & depression. Desperation…no hope…sensations like swallowing needles. Musically weve been compared to Corrupted, Otesanek, Burning Witch and skyscrapers falling into the ocean.
4. Dark Recollections: how long has current line up been together?

MM:There has always been the same lineup…We have been a collective for 3 years now…finally honing our own sound (see The Death Posture).
5. Dark Recollections: talk about your releases prior to debut Cd, what has the response been like?

MM:To be honest we have not heard much from anyone ha! The response has been positive though when we do hear things. We make this music for ourselves and when we meet or hear from others it is always a pleasure to hear they are like-minded and enjoy our dreadful hymns. We released our EP “Still” on our own on CD and assembled them ourselves in an edition of 333 copies. It was then released officially on LP by the fantastic and very professional label BLACK MASS out of Spain. We then recorded the song The Death Posture as an additional track for the CD version released on Paradigms Recordings (cant say many good things about them to be honest…no promotion, no distribution, not even any reviews anywhere….he made shirts so we are told but we never saw any of them) This song is out best so far and will be featured as our side of a split on an LP with Sewer Goddess. An amazing US project ranging from cold death industrial power electronics to hateful sludge….Brilliant stuff really.
6. Dark Recollections: talk about your debut Cd.

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