deep dark trench

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deep dark trench
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Information
Artistchris†††
Additional Credits Christine W. Chandler (Cover art)
Release Type Album
Label Self-published
Formats
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Bandcamp Album
Cassette
Release Date September 10, 2018
December 30, 2019 (Streaming Services)
Singles
Tracks 15
Length 39:49
Tags electronic; plunderphonics; sample; vaporwave
Status Online
chris†††
Previous Release sacrificial lamb
Next Release victim

deep dark trench is an album released by chris†††, exploring the events of 9/11 in three acts.[1][2] In an interview, he states that: "[The] first act being the event itself," "The second act is 2001 to now", and "the third act is years later, our generation telling our kids, 'forget it.'".[3]

While the news for a new album appeared on the national tragedy singles, subtle hints of the title were present. Examples include the "trench" tag on falling, the full name on Twitter with a picture of sacrificial lamb,[4], and the addition of "ddt" in the description of notification. Act I would be released onto Spotify on August 8, 2019,[5][6] with the complete album and sacrificial lamb not being released until December of that year.[7]

Christine W. Chandler (Also known as CWC) created the album cover, with chris††† paying her for the use of the artwork.[8] The artwork and CWC's story draw a connection to the story told throughout deep dark trench. In chris††† own words: "cwc has been through hell and had lost her 'innocence' to the internet. the parallels between her story and the story i'm formulating with this upcoming album is why i chose her artwork as the cover."[9] He also states: "the album has no samples or hints at cwc, but uses the artwork purely as a visual. it wasn't my intent to make light of her situation, and using of her initials was purely to keep the visual aesthetic consistent".[10]

All of the artwork comes from CWC's Sonichu comics. The cover art for deep dark trench comes from issue 7 page 25.[11] The cover art for falling comes from issue 7 page 29.[12] The cover art for notification comes from issue 7 page 40.[13] chris††† also used a page from the comic for sacrificial lamb.[14]

chris††† cleaned most of deep dark trench of 9/11 audio after visiting the Memorial Museum. He explains: "I had to self-censor myself because I remember it, but I don't remember it like my parents, and my neighbors remembered it. In that moment, I was sort of beside myself about it."[15]

chris††† would later release deep dark trench bside two years later, containing demos and unreleased material.

Tracklist

# Tape Tape (Comp) Track Length
Act I
1 A1 B1 broadcast 1:22
2 A2 B2 notification 1:44
3 A3 B3 falling 1:05
4 A4 B4 blind 2:46
5 A5 B5 scanning 2:12
Act II
6 A6 C1 national tragedy (MV) 3:28
7 A7 C2 never forget 2:11
8 A8 C3 format failed 2:03
9 A9 C4 reliving hell 4:03
10 B1 C5 world peace 3:39
Act III
11 B2 D1 from the ashes 0:56
12 B3 D2 hope 1:59
13 B4 D3 american dream 7:17
14 B5 D4 forget 3:05
15 B6 D5 thoughts and prayers 1:59

Notes

Description

an album in three acts.

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References

  1. "John Zobele, aka chris†††, dives deep on Deep Dark Trench" CityPapper, 25 Feb. 2019
  2. @ccchristtt. "deep dark trench comes out monday, for the people who are expecting a 'sequel' to sjw or nlm, you might be disappointed. unlike those albums where i drew from my personal life, ddt is the tragic story of a nation's history and future. all i ask is y'all go in with a open mind." Twitter, 6 Sep. 2018, 5:03 p.m.
  3. "John Zobele, aka chris†††, dives deep on Deep Dark Trench" CityPapper, 25 Feb. 2019
  4. @ccchristtt. "deep dark trench." Twitter, 10 Sep. 2017, 11:26 p.m.
  5. Christtt. "Deep Dark Trench Act I", 2019. Spotify
  6. @ccchristtt. "uploaded some more tracks to spotify and other streaming services for your convenience 🙂." Twitter, 10 Aug. 2019, 11:39 a.m.
  7. @ccchristtt. "it looks like deep dark trench and sacrificial lamb have finally made their way onto spotify/ apple music/ ect. new music in progress, and a special something dropping in january... keep you're eyes out Eyes." Twitter, 30 Dec. 2019, 11:49 p.m.
  8. @ccchristtt. "i got in contact with her and paid her for the use of it." Twitter, 3 Jul. 2019, 9:03 p.m.
  9. @ccchristtt. "without giving away the full concept on the upcoming album, cwc has been through hell and had lost her 'innocence' to the internet. the parallels between her story and the story i'm formulating with this upcoming album is why i chose her artwork as the cover." Twitter, 2 Jul. 2018, 10:08 p.m.
  10. @ccchristtt. "the album has no samples or hints at cwc, but uses the artwork purely as a visual. it wasn't my intent to make light of her situation, and using of her initials was purely to keep the visual aesthetic consistent" Twitter, 3 Jul. 2018, 10:12 p.m.
  11. https://sonichu.com/cwcki/File:SchuComic8P30.jpg
  12. https://sonichu.com/cwcki/File:Son7p29.jpg
  13. https://sonichu.com/cwcki/File:Sonichu_-_Episode_16,_Page_22.jpg
  14. https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Chris_in_the_media#chris.E2.80.A0.E2.80.A0.E2.80.A0
  15. "John Zobele, aka chris†††, dives deep on Deep Dark Trench" CityPapper, 25 Feb. 2019
  16. John Zobele. "https://soundcloud.com/christtt/notification-settings." Instagram, 4 Oct. 2017
  17. https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/?q=https%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fchristtt%2Fnotification-settings
  18. https://www.discogs.com/chris-Deep-Dark-Trench/release/12539890