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Double LP with CMYK print 4mm spine and Foil Block elements.
Side D contains tracks exclusive to the Vinyl edition. Remastered for vinyl by Nathaniel Ritter.
Limited to 500 copies.

Founded in 1993 by singer/composer Joseph Budenholzer in New York’s East Village, Backworld grew out of the World Serpent apocalyptic folk scene, best known in London. On the east coast of the United States, Backworld played their early shows at CBGB, drawing on eschatological themes and fin de siècle mysticism, their folk/classical leanings were a sharp contrast to the no wave and noise-rock bands of the NY music scene at the time. They are now recognized as one of the the main American progenitors of the apocalyptic folk and neoclassical genres.

“For the Life of the World.” is their eighth studio album.

In addition, Budenholzer has written three operas including an adaptation of the Francis Thompson poem “The Hound of Heaven,” describing his work as paraliturgical theatre.

Over the years, collaborators have included David Tibet & Michael Cashmore (Current 93), Drew McDowall (Coil), Anohni, Little Annie, Lydia Lunch, Isobel Campbell (Belle and Sebastian), Jarboe (Swans), Maya Hardinge, and Obie Award winning Ridge Theater.

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Weight 20 oz