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Geizhals
Recorded October 2012 - July 2013
Genre Post-Punk, Alternative Rock, Experimental Rock, Lo-fi
ThornBrain music chronology

Geizhals is a shelved album by ThornBrain. It was to be the first full-length album written entirely by Thorn and the first album to be sold, but Thorn officially canceled the album in July 2013. He instead started working on a currently-unnamed Punk/Experimental album. Musically the album was to be darker and heavier, featuring improved production, songwriting and singing from BlackholeWhitespace. A lack of motivation led to the project ending prematurely, and Thorn returned to recording with a more straightforward, Punk-inspired mindset for a separate album.

Similar to how BhWs followed a theme of paranoia, Geizhals would follow various concepts of perception, be it the alteration thereof or offering contrarian points of view (for example, "Spider" mocks Arachnophobia by offering spiders as a metaphor for an unnoticed but more suitable lover than insects and dogs). "Spider" was the only song recorded before the album was canned; the final version of it will be included on the free companion EP to the new album. A handful of songs intended for Geizhals might also appear in the new album.

Title

"Geizhals" is a German slang term for a greedy miser; it translates literally into "skinflint", and is used similarly to how "redneck" and "chav" are used in English as slang for a type of person.

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