Tearing Down Heaven is a single that, after you take in to account both the A and B sides, clocks in at under nine minutes. This song is a few years old, appearing on the So Click Heels compilation and ever since then, it seems that Six Six Seconds hasn’t released anything else. However, this is an extended edition and the B-side is more or less a continuation of the song, harping on its stratospheric electronics. The artist behind this, Eden, is shrouded in mystery and inactivity apparently. Tearing Down Heaven isn’t quite shoegaze, it isn’t quite drone and it isn’t quite dream pop. “Brooding” is a word that I seem to have been using a lot as of late, but it again applies here. It’s like watching fog roll along the waterfront of a bustling urban center. Listen to Tearing Down Heaven below via the Spotify player and see what you think of it. Cheers!


The Details

A very necessary stand-alone release for Six Six Seconds’ ‘Tearing Down Heaven’, which originally appeared on the 2012 Downwards compilation So Click Heels.

Written and performed in Berlin by the elusive Eden, and deftly recorded and mixed by Karl O’Connor, ‘Tearing’ was the comp’s stand-out: a piece of drugged, darkly rapturous dream-pop in which the abyssal swoon of shoegaze meets a harsher, more pernicious order of psychedelic rock minimalism.

This 10”/digital edition on Blackest Ever Black features a slightly extended version of ‘Tearing Down Heaven’, and a stunning new “reprise”, which homes in on the original’s roaring, phantasmic electronics, unravelling its complex webs of feedback and high-end scorch into a masochistic drone-raga for eternally thwarted lovers.

Freshly remastered by Matt Colton, due to be released on June 15, 2015, in a vinyl edition of 500 copies, and also available on digital formats. Customers ordering direct from Blackest Ever Black will receive a download code via email when their order is dispatched.

Price $11.91

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