- The World As Will Sweeping Death 0:30
- Alter The Rift Sweeping Death 0:30
- Sublime Me Sweeping Death 0:30
The EP “Tristesse” represents our third release, and although the recording started during the Covid pandemic, shortly after our last LP “In Lucid” (2018) we already made the decision to release our new concept EP ‘Tristesse’ next with the thematic focus on the number 3.
In the beginning there was only the number, in the end a concept-EP where especially Arthur Schopenhauer`s “The World As Will And Idea” is the thematic focus. Over the three songs, a journey of the lyrical I shall be described. Starting from the gloomy, cold and yet lifelike first level, through a transformation from within to the final, almost divine level. The number 3 as a constantly recurring concept in nature and philosophy is the anchor point of ‘Tris+esse’ -> word play lat. for three-being. And English/French for sadness.
The artwork for Tristesse was conceived by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Bloodbath, Satan..) close to our idea of “trinity”. So you can see the transformation in three stages also graphically implemented.
Credits ‘Tristesse Digipack’:
Music & Lyrics written by Sweeping Death
All instruments recorded by Sweeping Death.
Vocals recorded at McGallagher Recordings Augsburg.
Audioengineering by Markus Heilmeier.
Mixing by Ola Ersfjord, Madrid, Spain.
Mastering by Chris Common, El Paso, Texas.
Artwork by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Bloodbath, Satan).
Digital artwork & album design concept by Markus Heilmeier