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.