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Death By Salt IV
Death by Salt IV, released Friday, July 18, 2008, features 13 Utah bands and is the second in a series of genre-specific DBS releases from SLUG Magazine. Limited to only 200 CDs, DBS IV features noise, avant garde and experimental beat music from the Salt Lake music scene.
The CD jackets of DBS IV were skillfully crafted by Cien Watson and Jen Sorensen of The Rookery and were screen-printed and sewn by hand. A silver gelatin photograph of each artist lines the inside of the gatefold. Each track on the album is self-produced and exclusive to the compilation, ranging from extreme black noise to ambient to post-industrial.
The Utah music scene is one of the most unique in the nation due to its geographical isolation and outlaw/religious heritage. Largely cut off from the outside world and influenced most strongly by each other, local musicians spawn unique musical creations saturated with sincerity. The majority of Salt Lake musicians eschew ulterior motives; they make music in order to express themselves and to create an alternate world to the conservative culture that surrounds them.