In The Marshes

Words On Music
Release date
18 Sep 2007
Running length
8 tracks
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1 Tibet 3:11 1,718
2 Amnesia 3:38 1,720
3 The Purgatory Salesman 4:49 1,516
4 Amen Yves 3:51 4,318
5 Fate 4:01 2,358
6 In the Marshes 5:30 1,695
7 Amnesia (Studio Version - Bonus Track) 3:16 97
8 Amen Yves (Original Version - Bonus Track) 4:18 111

About this album

In The Marshes is Words On Music’s third in a series of album reissues by Lincoln, Nebraska’s post-punk pioneers For Against. The record represents the darkest and most experimental period in For Against’s 25-year history. Primarily recorded on 4-track in 1986 during a break from the recording sessions of their debut album Echelons, six songs were eventually culled together to comprise the EP later released by Independent Project Records in 1990 for their 10” Archive series.

The material on In The Marshes is awash with faraway vocals, heavy coats of reverb, and echoed electronic drums triggered manually by drummer Greg Hill. But In The Marshes is far from an electronica album; ever-present is singer Jeff Runnings’ angular, growling bass to which Harry Dingman’s Factory meets 4AD Records guitar noise is anchored.

The CD reissue of In The Marshes is a six-panel digipak design by two-time Grammy nominee Bruce Licher (Stereolab, Camper Van Beethoven) and includes an early, 1984 recording of “Amen Yves” recorded by Randy Watson (December).

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