Throwing Bricks & Ontaard Split-LP “Oud Zeer” To Be Released On Tartarus Records
hrowing Bricks & Ontaard Split-LP “Oud Zeer” To Be Released On Tartarus Records
Leading Single “Abandon Me” Revealed
Tartarus Records is proud to present its first release of 2024, a split-LP between two of Utrecht most prominent artists, Throwing Bricks and Ontaard.
Titled ‘Oud Zeer’, which is a Dutch term for memories you would rather get rid of, but simply can’t, this split release was recorded and produced by Marius Prins (Throwing Bricks) at dB’s and Studio Moskou, and mastered by Tim de Gieter (Doodseskader, Amenra, Predatory Void) at Much Luv Studios, and is set to be released on April 12th on digital and cassette formats, with a vinyl release planned for late August. Pre-orders are now available at this location.
The album’s leading single “Abandon Me” recently premiered at Invisible Oranges, who commented “Today we’re premiering “Abandon Me” from Throwing Bricks’ half of the split, which features Kim Hoorweg of Vulva on backing vocals. Hoorweg adds a smoky, ethereal layer that’s especially cutting in the quieter moments of reflection on the track between the huge, gasoline-drenched riffs that crisscross it.”
The band had this to say about the track: ‘Abandon Me’, is about losing yourself in a recurring depressive episode.
The minimalist nature of this doom-laden track amplifies the sense of loneliness and despair. Despite the fact that the song’s lyrics deal with the fear of asking for help, we’ve asked our sweet and talented friend Kim Hoorweg (of the band Vulva) for help to provide us with some beautiful backing vocals. Besides all gloomy bleakness, this is the product of friends finding joy in heavy music.”
Releasing music together is a natural outcome of a close friendship between the two Utrecht-based groups. Even though the music is dark, it’s mainly about processing misery, rather than celebrating it. Emotional release is at the core of writing, making and sharing our music.
They say a sorrow shared, is a sorrow halved. Coincidentally, this record finds both bands reaching out to the help of friends by collaborating with other musicians and pushing their own boundaries. Artists Johanna Kouwenhoven, Clasine Haringsma (Immen) and Kim Hoorweg (Vulva) have contributed to ‘Oud Zeer’ in their own way. Besides all gloomy bleakness, this is the product of friends finding joy in heaviness.