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The long awaited first LP from Anatomy of Habit!
The stunning LP package was designed by Jonathan Canady/Malsonus, with a black and white die-cut sleeve (the "five nails" logo represents the die-cut) that holds a metallic silver and black heavyweight Euro-style innersleeve. Black vinyl.
Blake Edwards (percussion), Dylan Posa (drums), Kenny Rasmussen (bass), Greg Ratajczak (guitar), Mark Solotroff (vocals)
Recorded and mixed by Andrew Ragin (The Atlas Moth) at Phase Recording Studios, Highland Park, IL, and Greg Ratajczak at House of Plague, Chicago, IL
Produced by Anatomy of Habit
Mastered by Bob Weston (Shellac) at Chicago Mastering Service, Chicago, IL
Music by Anatomy of Habit. Lyrics by Mark Solotroff. 2011, The Black Hills Group
Band photography by Josh Rosenthal
Design by Malsonus | malsonus.com
Anatomy of Habit
Anatomy of Habit formed in October 2008, following the dissolution of the group Animal Law. Blake Edwards (percussion; also of Vertonen, ssseepage, Burrow, Series Founders, Startless, Crippled Insectual, ex-Animal Law), Dylan Posa (drums; also of Dylan Posa and Three Cheers for One Dead Man, ex-Cheer Accident, ex-Flying Luttenbachers, ex-Brice-Glace, ex-Animal Law), and Mark Solotroff (vocals; also of BLOODYMINDED, The Fortieth Day, A Vague Disquiet, Nightmares, ex-Super Eight Loop, ex-Intrinsic Action, ex-Animal Law) joined forces with Kenny Rasmussen (bass; ex-No Funeral, ex-Radar Eyes) and Greg Ratajczak (guitar; also of Plague Bringer) — the duo originally slated to engineer and produce Animal Law's abandoned debut album. With less than 20 intense shows under their collective belt since their mid-2009 debut, Anatomy of Habit recently finished work on their first recordings, working with Andrew Ragin of The Atlas Moth at Phase Recording Studios. The band mastered the mini-LP in late-June 2011, with Bob Weston of Shellac, at Chicago Mastering Service. After their initial outings, people have mentioned diverse groups, including Joy Division, Swans, Einsturzende Neubauten, Killing Joke, Unsane, Bauhaus, My Bloody Valentine, Black Sabbath, The Cure, Jesu, The Sisters of Mercy, Death in June, and even The Doors, when attempting to describe the band. Part post-punk, part death-rock, part early-industrial, part noise-rock, part shoegazer, and part full-on doom-metal, this list of bands at least begins to describe where the powerful five-piece group might be coming from.