In Rape Fantasy and Terror Sex We Trust

In Rape Fantasy and Terror Sex We Trust

by Joan of Arc
     
 
The brothers Kinsella move on with their dark, fragmented indie stylings found on So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness for the strangely beautiful In Rape Fantasy and Terror Sex We Trust. This album was recorded simultaneously with Joan of Arc's fourth effort and was initially planned to be a part

Overview

The brothers Kinsella move on with their dark, fragmented indie stylings found on So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness for the strangely beautiful In Rape Fantasy and Terror Sex We Trust. This album was recorded simultaneously with Joan of Arc's fourth effort and was initially planned to be a part of it; however, these particular tracks took on a different tone. Joan of Arc are much more abstract and bleak on In Rape Fantasy and Terror Sex We Trust. As if the title wasn't suggestive enough, the Chicago collective strips the heat and gunfire prominent in early Bauhaus singles and condenses it into a grating reel of chimes, synthesizers, and percussion. In a way, Joan of Arc create their own stage show of things breaking and converging, but never too much to sonically make sense. Guitar riffs coil, drums ride a thunderous beat, and glitchy vocals are twisted as Joan of Arc criticizes American conventionality ("Happy 1984 and 2001"), spits on Main Street ignorance ("Gang Language"), and mocks celebrity ideals ("That Radiant Morning"). The nine-minute title track, which is Sam Zurick's own reflection on how he reacted to Bauhaus' The Sky's Gone Out at the age of ten, is a manifesting, distorted waltz that has nothing to do with the title itself, but is thematically just as haunting and bizarre. Joan of Arc have once more surpassed themselves as artists. In Rape Fantasy and Terror Sex We Trust breathes fear into a lovely nightmare, and there's nothing emo about it.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2003
Label:
Perishable
UPC:
0663849004525
catalogNumber:
24
Rank:
273119

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joan of Arc   Primary Artist
Queen   Vocals
Rob Mazurek   Cornet
Tim Rutili   Guitar
Tim Kinsella   Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Matt Clark   Electric Guitar
Jim Becker   Pedal Steel Guitar
Mike Kinsella   Bass,Percussion,Drums
Graeme Gibson   Synthesizer,Percussion,Drums,Synthesizer Bass
Todd Mattei   Guitar,Vocals
Sam Zurick   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Jamey Robinson   Piano
Rob Roy Campbell   Drums
Joe Tricoli   Percussion,Drums
Amy Cargill   Vocals
Everyman Players   Vocals
Glendale Home Missioners Of Glendale, Ohio   Vocals
Orfeu Negro   Drums
Sheba Nemerovski   Vocals

Technical Credits

Ronald Simmons   Producer
Ben Massarella   Contributor
Califone   Executive Producer
Tim Kinsella   Engineer,Cover Illustration
Gene McDonald   Producer
90 Day Men   Remixing
Chris Strong   Cover Illustration,Graphic Composition
Graeme Gibson   Engineer
Sam Zurick   Cover Illustration
Ingersol Torniquet   Lyricist
Ruyi Yuen   Cover Illustration

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