Chapel Hill, NC’s experimental artisan Horseback has announced a singles and rarities collection entitled A Plague of Knowing. This limited edition 3-Disc collection compiles a half decade’s worth of compilation, vinyl only, demos, live recordings and previously unreleased Horseback material from 2007-2012. The album will see a 3CD/Digital release via Relapse Records on August 20th in North America (August 19th UK/World and August 16th Benelux/Germany).
The first pressing of A Plague of Knowing is strictly limited to 2000 copies and housed in a beautiful, deluxe three disc digi-wallet together with a Horseback sticker. Pre-Orders are currently available via Relapse Mailorder here while a trailer for the album can be viewed here.
Though each of Horseback’s full-lengths has been carefully sculpted into a semblance of unity, the process is never really pure. Where there is purity, there is lack: a poverty of the whole, a void of meaning. The mangled forms on display in this collection are stitches in a larger fabric, however unsightly they may seem. There is no hidden knowledge, only the viral horror of understanding. The flags read ‘Revelation, if it kills us; give us a plague of knowing.'”
A Plague of Knowing Tracklisting: