“‘Some time in the Spring of 2009, I tried to kill myself. Six months before that, I used a Voor’s Head Device for the first time.’ This line opens the 150-page book that accompanies Giles Corey, an intensely personal, intimate portrait of depression that took me almost four years to make.” —Dan BarrettGiles Corey’s haunting self-titled debut album has gained a fervent cult following over the years, yet has never been released on vinyl—until now. The Flenser is very proud to offer a deluxe double+LP box-set, which includes the same 150-page book that accompanied the original version.Originally released as a limited-edition CDr and novel by Enemies List Home Recordings in 2011, Giles Corey is the gloomy folk solo project from Have A Nice Life mastermind Dan Barrett. Here, Barrett forgoes the post-industrial trappings of Have A Nice Life and the smooth digital resonation of Black Wing (debut album recently released by The Flenser) in favor of a more intimate singer-songwriter approach. While thematically related to his other work, dealing with subjects like suicide, death and the paranormal, Giles Corey is more personal. Oscillating between quiet desperation and cathartic outbursts, the album is dark but also purgative. For many, it is like a religious experience, and certainly not for the frail of heart. The accompanying book is an integral part of the album. Its examinations of the life and times of cult leader Robert Voor parallel the themes within the lyrics and offer further immersion for the reflective listener. In Barrett’s own words: “The album follows a story arc of emotions that are detailed in the accompanying book, as much a part of this record as the music. The text switches between personal tales of struggles with depression, suicide, and a feeling of being lost, and the story of cult-leader and afterlife theorist Robert Voor. Voor’s writings on death and the afterlife feature prominently across Have A Nice Life’s Deathconsciousness, Nahvalr’s self-titled debut, and Giles Corey, making him the unifying factor behind most of the music I’ve written in the last ten years. This record is as personal and raw as anything I’ve ever done.”The deluxe double-LP box-set is limited to 2000 copies.