Curse Mackey has today released his new album titled ‘Immoral Emporium’. A wildly vast collection of mindscape captures in audio that will invisibly cast a collage of colors flashing through your mind as you give it that first listen. Curse is truly an artist that has defined his music with his soul and given that gift to anyone who will listen. ‘Immoral Emporium’ is your next listening experience.
And today we also have a candid conversation with the one himself. In this interview, we talk with Curse about ‘Immoral Emporium’, plans for touring, and how life can imitate art imitating life and morality. Or lack thereof. Surely an inspiration from someone who has found their sound.
Prolific darkwave artist, Curse Mackey (Pigface, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Evil Mothers, Grim Faeries, SPASM) has unleashed his highly-anticipated new full-length album, Immoral Emporium; the follow-up to his 2019 industrial masterpiece, Instant Exorcism. Curse will also embark on a North American tour as a special guest for darkwave legends, Clan of Xymox.
Immoral Emporium is an intense, dark electronic music experience. Curse emphasizes, “This is a NEW album for modern times, in the here and now.”
True to his word, Immoral Emporium pushes the boundaries of genre with a vast dynamic range, from a tortured whisper to a triumphant howl. The first single, “Lacerations” is a dancefloor stomper with hypnotic vocals, a hard-hitting chorus with wailing synths and bin-shaking beats.
The album moves into poppy, upbeat club territory with the earworm “Dead Fingers Talk”. The buildups are big, such as in “Omens and Monuments”, with monstrous synths that bring Immoral Emporium to a goosebump-inducing, cathartic end leaving the listener looking forward to the future.
Curse says, “Immoral Emporium was created under very remote, unusual, stressful conditions. This record is a dangerous listen. By the time it reaches the last song, I, as the protagonist, am essentially already dead. However, my last words are meant to give hope to the listener, my friends around the world…that you can live to fight another day, knowing you don’t have to give in to the fear, pain, and worry. These things will pass and you are not alone.”
Immoral Emporium is available NOW on limited edition vinyl LP, CD and all digital platforms.
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