Is it just me, or does the world seem to resemble an industrial record more and more each day? I’m listening to the new offering from 5 R V L N 5 (Surveillance) called “World of Filth (Deliverance Remix).” I feel like it’s a pretty accurate depiction of the human interaction with our environment…the intense but almost languid beats make me feel like I’m swimming in the North Pacific Gyre, bumping up against the bodies that have suffocated in its plastic embrace. The original track was off their March 2020 debut release, The Black Mark, available here. As part of a remix project coming out via End of All Hope Records, 5 R V L N 5 has worked with award-winning producers to remix their debut album track-by-track. The track we’re excited to debut today is “World of Filth,” remixed by Drone/Doom Metal musician and producer Sanford Parker (Burial at Sea, Minsk, Corrections House, Eyehategod, Statiqbloom). It’s out on December 2nd and can be picked up right here. It’s filthy and dark in all the best ways, and it opens the door to our collective shadows so that we can step in and shine our light on them!
This song really relates back to a certain period in my life 2 or 3 years ago… Everything around me was in complete chaos and I was miserable just existing to the point, I wound up in a mental health facility due to severe depression.
So, The song kind of comes from that time-period and headspace. I knew I wanted to make the gnarliest, most brutal sounding shit I could. I had a few rules. No guitars and no drummer. The entire song is just a drum machine, a synth or two, and my voice. Very simple, but effective.
It was a cathartic experience to work through the process of writing this song, but If I had to go back to the headspace to get another one like this I’m not sure I’d want to. It’s fun to play live though! Haha!
– Founder/Songwriter Chuck Clybourne