June 3, 2024

Backworld returns with first new material in 7 years: ‘For the Life of the World’



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Out now via Discsalced Music is the brand new studio album by the legendary neofolk act Backworld and this over 7 years after the latest new recordings. The new album, “For the Life of the World”, holds 11 tracks.

Behind Backworld we find Joe Budenholzer who launched the project in the spirit of the World Serpent apocalyptic folk scene in London, combining traditional English folk, experimental and minimalist classical with fin-de-siecle mysticism.

Founder Joseph Budenholzer’s collaborators on this new album include David Tibet (Track 11), MAYa Hardinge (Track 8) and Laure Kyle (Track 1,2,7).

The American neofolk band Backworld was founded in 1993 by Joseph Budenholzer in New York’s East Village. Over the years, Joseph Budenholzer has collaborated with several artists, including David Tibet and Michael Cashmore (Current 93), Drew McDowall (Coil), Jarboe (Swans), Isobel Campbell (Belle & Sebastian), and Antony Hegarty (Anohni), among others. The band’s discography includes albums such as “Isles of the Blest”, “Anthems from the Pleasure Park”, and “The Fourth Wall”​.

The last album was 2016’s “The Hound Of Heaven – A Paraliturgical Opera In One Act”. Before that, there hadn’t been any new songs since 2011’s “Come The Bells”. 2020 had seen the release of “The Fourth Wall (Live at Bloomsbury Theater, London)”.

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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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