Zoharum is re-issuing White Stains’ second album “Dreams Shall Flesh.” The label’s site says:
WHITE STAINS came into the minds of many listeners thanks to the regular debut album, recorded together with Psychic TV “At Stockholm”. However, the history of this band and its metamorphoses goes back much further. Founded by Carl Abrahamsson, from the beginning it served as a tool for proclaiming manifestos inspired by the works of, among others, Aleister Crowley (White Stains is the title of one of the most important texts of the British magician) and other proponents of free thought. While the issues they raised were invariably focused around the subject of occultism and secret knowledge, in the musical layer the band underwent many metamorphoses: from occult/gothic rock through ambient to experimental electronics. As their style crystallized, Carl and Thomas Tibert renamed White Stains to Cotton Ferox.
Dreams Shall Flesh” (redux) is the second chapter in the series of WHITE STAINS publications reissued by Zoharum. It is also the second studio album in the band’s discography. As indicated by the note “redux” in the title, this edition has been enriched with bonus recordings, found in Carl Abrahamsson’s private archive, which have never been published before. We are still dealing here with dark wave music with elements of gothic rock. However, unlike the compilation containing vinyl EPs, a new direction is increasingly felt here, which will be fully developed on the next albums. In these songs with a verse-chorus-verse structure typical of rock music, there is more and more space for a slightly atmospheric, slightly psychedelic aura, which is reflected in the final sound that the band achieved on this material. This is especially noticeable on the additional songs, which they perfectly complement the new version of “Dreams Shall Flesh” (redux).
The material has been remastered again and has a new graphic design. Edition of 300 CDs folded in a six-panel digipack.