The new Foetus album, Vein, dissects another Foetus album, 2005’s Love—but J.G. Thirlwell has turned the idea of the remix album on its head. To regard Vein as purely a remix album is to underestimate its intentions and ambitions. This is not Love remixed—it is Love fractured and reimagined by some of today’s most notable artists, including Fennesz, Mike Patton, Jason Forrest, Tom Recchion, Matmos, and more. It is an immersive, powerful, and sometimes harrowing journey through sound and emotion. Vein was two years in the making, strewn with tears, joy, and casualties. Vein’s sleeve is once again designed by renaissance man Thirlwell in his signature palette of red, white, and black. It juxtaposes design homages from Op art, constructivism, and sportswear design via Thirlwell’s unique vision, and represents the 18th instance of naming a Foetus album with a four-letter one-syllable title. As a bonus, the album also features the award-winning animated video of “Time Marches On” by Swedish director Sam Sohlberg.
J.G. Thirlwell is a prolific composer, producer, and performer based in Brooklyn, New York. He has been releasing acclaimed and influential recordings for more than twenty years, and has been cited by the likes of Ministry and Nine Inch Nails as one of the main influences behind their music. Thirwell's dark orchestration and progressive cross-pollinating of musical styles gives Foetus a unique, genre-defying sound that is all his own. TRACK LISTING 1. (Not Adam) Track from Love 2. Miracle (Jay Wasco remix) Mr. Wasco is a member of Johnny Skilsaw 3. Not In Your Hands Unavailable elsewhere 4. Time Marches On (End Remix) End is an Ipecac and Tigerbeat6 recording artist • Teaser for the full length Love coming out early 2005 • For fans of Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Mike Patton • Full Radio and press campaign led by X Marks The Spot • Currently working on video with Karen O. from Yeah Yeah Yeahs • Just finished scoring Venture Brothers for Cartoon Network • Not exportable outside North America • www.foetus.org