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Shackleton - Rinse Out All Contaminants

If you've every thought there was something creepy about purification rituals, here's Sam Shackleton to reinforce your beliefs. Rinse Out All Contaminants is the opener from his 2016 album Devotional Songs. It's a nagging and uncomfortable drone, a plodding dirge, and vocalist Ernesto Tomasini is superb as a man in search of nullity. It's the most anti-life piece of music I've heard in quite some time, played completely straight, and hopefully possessed of the deepest and darkest irony. Sinister as anything, and worryingly beautiful with it. Like the man said, if bad ideas were ugly, we wouldn't have to worry about them.

Shackleton - Rinse Out All Contaminants