Pain in Progress and May All Be Dead, understandably Karmanik suffered under the weight of his obsessions. “My whole body told me this was wrong,” he admits to this writer, adding, “But I didn’t listen ... so, I collapsed mentally. That was over 10 years ago, and I’m not fully back yet — or, maybe this is me now. Maybe this is who I’ve always been!” So you get to experience a (possibly) brighter Brighter Death Now, performing in Los Angeles for the first time ever. Can you take it?! If not, please call someone. With Birthright and Torture Gallery.
Brighter Death Now — the Swedish experimental-music concern of Roger Karmanik — has, for the past 30 years, explored the depressing extremes of the human condition previously touched upon by groups like SPK, Throbbing Gristle and Maurizio Bianchi. With albums bearing titles like