Russell Haswell AS SURE AS NIGHT FOLLOWS DAY Vinyl Record has been added to your cart. Click here to edit your cart.
or Continue Shopping

Russell Haswell AS SURE AS NIGHT FOLLOWS DAY Vinyl Record

Russell Haswell AS SURE AS NIGHT FOLLOWS DAY Vinyl Record
As Sure as Night Follows Day is Russell Haswell's landmark second album for the London-based Diagonal label. Consolidating a quarter-century at the forefront of extreme computer music, techno, and death metal in 19 tracks and 49 minutes, it's Haswell's most coherent yet varied burst of activity to date, zigzagging from improvised n0!se outbursts and asphyxiated R&B to a brace of thundering acid bullets that positively froth for the 'floor. The album was extracted over a fast-working period in late 2014, and is best perceived as a sort of fractured regression to his formative influences; one can hear the picnoleptic recollections of grindcore shows in the Black Country, the refracted shades of mega-raves at Coventry's Eclipse, the conflating toxic texture-memories of early Japanese noise, and the incandescent stomp of Mills and Hood in that early-'90s phase. Fortunately for the ravers, this album includes some of Haswell's most direct dancefloor attacks to date. HARDWAX FLASHBACK, for instance, finds him in pure tekno panik mode - a four-to-the-floor wrecking-ball groove that someone, somewhere, may even be able to mix. GAS ATTACK distils his penchant for all things Belgium into a vicious strain of new beat lactic acid. Haswell then doffs his cap to Detroit electro legends Drexciya on Underwater Electronic Struggle - a story goes that he once thrashed a jet-ski all over the Mediterranean while listening to 'Wavejumper in his 'phones - before he does the salty freestyle electro flex ting on Extended Industry Knowledge (for OSCAR) while reminding his trusty apprentice Powell that he still has a lot to learn. Between these 'floor-flexers, one finds more freakish disturbances and intrusive drum-box improvisations: the modular mind-floss of RAVE SPLURGE NOISE FM or Noise Rave, for instance, or the self-explanatory Improvisation #1. In the Air Today investigates warehouse-ready electroacoustic percussion, while the chaotic clusters of INTERLUDE swarm and invade the senses with psychoacoustic incision. This is Diagonal and Russell at their most fucked up and fizzy, and an important reminder of the artist's stream-of-consciousness genius - and the pressing need for more chaos and unpredictability in electronic music today. Mastered and cut by Matt The Alchemist Colton at Alchemy. Soft-touch laminate sleeve design by Guy Featherstone.

Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.

All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.
Backorder - Ships in up to 8 weeks
United States - Arrives in 3-6 business days after shipment
This item is on backorder and is estimated to ship in up to 8 weeks.
Guarantee: Backed by the Merchbar Money Back Promise.
Unopened, unworn products can be returned within 30 days.
Learn more

Related Artists

Learn More

Most orders ship the next business day after an order is placed and on average are received 3.8 business days after shipment. Please note that some orders may take up to 10 business days to arrive - especially during peak shipping times, inclement weather or when shipping to remote locations within the United States.

We want you to be completely satisfied with everything you purchase from Merchbar. In nearly every instance, as long as your item is in like-new condition we will gladly accept your return and either provide you with a refund or a new item.

See the full details here.

Unless otherwise noted, all shirts, hoodies and other apparel are traditional men's sizes, fit true to size and are 100% cotton. Women's, Children's, Youth and infant sizes as well as alternate materials are noted as such.

Merchbar is an official merchandise partner of top artists and merchandise companies world wide. Millions of fans shop and discover new, authentic merchandise from our selection of 100,000 officially licensed shirts, hats, posters, hoodies, vinyl and other unique items from over 12,000 artists.

Merchbar has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Variety & Forbes among others. Merchbar for iPhone has been featured by Apple more than 23 times.

Learn more about us here.

You may also be interested in

The Merchbar Promise

Buy with confidence: Merchbar guarantees 100% authentic merchandise, over-the-top customer service and a wonderful experience.

We’d love to help. Email us at!

Learn more about returns or read our FAQ.