Alive with Scars

by Flowers for Bodysnatchers

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Matt Kinney
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Matt Kinney Words simply aren't enough to describe how amazing this album truly is. Thank you Duncan for sharing your journey with us. Favorite track: Blood In Her Mouth - Rain On Her Birthday.
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Onishi This is certainly Flowers for Bodysnatchers finest moment. Moving effortlessly from one pained moment to another. The melancholic sadness, anger and hatred are perfectly represented in every nuance of sound. Be it the signature piano he's renowned for or the beautifully dark electronic arrangements, he's transformed a deeply personal story into something truly ethereal. Favorite track: Shiraz And Suicide.
Simon Booth
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Simon Booth This is dark ambient done right, with lots going on and some melody to cling to - even something of a beat in places.
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Flowers for Bodysnatchers is back with a versatile dark ambient album blending multiple genre elements.

Alive With Scars is an album that explores the life long struggle of living with Multiple Sclerosis. MS is an autoimmune disease where the body's own immune system attacks and destroys healthy tissue, in the case of MS, the healthy tissue is myelin, the protein that insulates the nerves in the spinal cord, brain and optic nerve gradually destroying the myelin that coats the central nervous system. Your body slowly beings wasting from the inside out by the subversion of its own central nervous system. A body that with the passing of time will waste and wither to its own unique sonnet of pain and torment.

I personally have lived with MS for almost 10 years and, this album has been an on again, off again affair for almost as long. Did I even want to do this? Will people understand it? It has been a difficult subject to approach and express musically. Yet I found I had been subconsciously doing it all along. From the formidably depressing album Aokigahara to the melancholic spitefulness of Love Like Blood. The narratives represented in these albums were backed by the way my MS affected me and the people around me. It's a long journey and Alive With Scars continues both the physical and emotional process of living life, trying to keep one step ahead of it and, trying to say sorry for the times I got things terribly wrong. - Duncan


released March 5, 2019

Written, Produced, Performed, Artwork & Mastering - Duncan Ritchie


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