Planning for Burial: Thom Wasluck, an American musician, singer and songwriter, is the sole lone soul behind Planning For Burial, and the project has been entrancing us since 2009, when the debut album, called Leaving, showed an already inimitable kind of sound and set the project on a path of incredible evolution. With numerous splits and other small releases along the way (including a single released on floppy disk and limited to 12 copies – we kid you not!), 2017 has witnessed the unveiling of Below The House, Planning For Burial‘s third proper full-length.
It is possibly the project’s most lapidary record so far, but also the most tremendously enveloping emotional tour-de-force it has achieved. Thom performs alone on stage, with a guitar, a keyboard and a surrounding crowd of effects pedals as his only friends up there, and somehow that lonely figure is a very appropriate sight, entirely coherent with the fathomless oceans of desolation cascading from the instruments and from Thom‘s voice. – Roadburn Festival