'Gulag' marks the fifth album in the Giving The Table A Name series, making a sharp turn into a darker neighborhood. It's an exhibition of parables with questionable morals, of characters with questionable morals. A study on the macabre, the unspoken, and the maladjusted. A descent into downward spiral. Glimpses into manipulation, paranoia, indignities, love, and sexual indiscretions.
Recorded in Brooklyn, NY, 'Gulag' makes use of two distorted basses, telling their stories over heavily punctuating percussion, narrated by haunting two-, three-, and sometimes four-part harmonies, flourished with skeptical acoustic guitars and molested electrics.
Released in conjunction with two new music videos for 'Satyr & Slattern' and 'Sutures', on YouTube, directed by Jeff Allyn Szwast.