released December 7, 2018
Additional vocals on ‘Life Changing Porno’ by Kelly Bishop.
Saxophone on ‘You’re My Germ’ and ‘Cibo per Gattini’ by Miles Spilsbury.
Recorded and mixed by Matthew Deamer at Glide Studio in Leeds, UK.
Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East in Cambridge, MA, USA.
Album artwork by Vebjørn Pedersen & Alexander Heffernan.
"Forty minutes of math/shronk excellence." - 8/10
"Irk have tapped into something here that feels like sonic anger. It’s intelligent, its loud, and it’s abrasive. Oh, and it’s brilliant." - 8/10
"It’s Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’, ever shapeshifting and never dying. ‘Recipes From The Bible’ is an accomplished and concise frolic in bifurcated noise, so satisfying it’s worth having on repeat until your ears bleed."
"Recipes from the Bible is not located in any one musical hemisphere of noise rock in particular. It is complex; it is jaunted yet steady, noisy yet mellifluous, and aggressive yet empathetic. Irk's Recipes from the Bible is the debut long play of a band we can't wait to hear more from."
"You need this in your life, a cleansing, cosmic swing of lunacy juice fed through a spectrum of tripping terror."
"It’s hard to find fault with Recipes from the Bible: there isn’t a weak track or an ounce of fat. There’s no filler, and no slack. There’s not a moment of tameness or timidity, and instead, they bring top-level ferocity and relentless fury, and the chances are you’ll be hard-pushed to find a better noise-rock album this year."
"Winding, breakneck percussion, anguished vocals and explosive, darting bass work – all drenched in a chunky layer of misanthropic grime – form a lean, yet full-bodied work of twisted, nightmarish grooves.”