The Throat’s 150th release, and Smoke’s debut full-length.
“Hier naermaels” is archaic Dutch for the afterlife, a more direct translation would be “that which comes after”. Which perfectly explains the concept surrounding this album:
The recording of a debut full-length had previously been planned to be recorded during 2017; when the project would turn a decade old. It was to be dedicated to their long-time conspirator Wm. Berger who had, among many other things, released their 12″ EP through his label Prison Tatt Records in 2013. Unsuspectedly Wm. Berger passed away on the 15th of September that year. Smoke would come back together almost a year later to finish that which had to be done, that which comes after.
With this record Smoke hopes to pay homage to what he has meant for them, what he have meant for The Throat and what you he meant for music in general. And to what he mean in that which comes after. Y
ou are missed.
In loving memory of Wm. Berger.
Requiescat in pace.
1964 – 2017
Translucent pro-cassette with black print. Limited to an undisclosed amount of copies.
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