• Lunar Abyss Deus Organum ‎– Khara-Khoto

    Lunar Abyss Deus Organum ‎– Khara-Khoto
    Label: Zhelezobeton ‎– ZHB-LXXV
    Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered 
    Country: Russia
    Released: 22 Feb 2019
    Style: Ambient, Drone, Experimental, Tribal

    We gladly present the new Lunar Abyss Deus Organum full-length album «Khara-Khoto»! In fact, this is the first big studio work of the project after «Atimudra» (2012, BioSonar^Labyrint) and a long series of split-releases, collaborations, live recordings and various small editions.

    Khara-Khoto was the name of a Tangut city with Buddhist culture which existed in the XI-XIV centuries before it was captured by the troops of the Chinese Ming dynasty (nowadays it’s geographically located in the Chinese Inner Mongolia). The idea of creating this album appeared after visiting a special exhibition at the Hermitage, which presented a lot of original artifacts from this ancient settlement buried in the sands. Special inspiration came from a deep understanding of the ephemeral and impermanent nature of existence – even prosperous cultures can die in one moment because of the blind greed of invaders.

    From the musical point of view, here one can hear the full sound palette typical for Lunar Abyss. This includes multilayered ambiental sketches with flowing chains of samples, voice loops and acoustic instruments; rhythmic percussive tracks with vigorous pulsating energy; abstract collages made of analogue electronics, radio noises and fragments of television programs; semi-static enveloping drones spiced up with field recordings. The psychedelic kaleidoscope of aural images continues its work – the fans of the albums «Snovidenie», «Tuntury» and «Atimudra» won’t be disappointed!

    The physical edition of the album is made in two versions: a CD limited to 300 copies in a matte 4-panel foldout digisleeve.

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  • Exit In Grey ‎– Истерика Вечного

    Exit In Grey ‎– Истерика Вечного
    Label: Frozen Light ‎– FZL 044, Zhelezobeton ‎– ZHB-LXIV
    Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Remastered
    Country: Russia
    Released: 26 Aug 2016
    Style: Drone, Dark Ambient

    Radiowaves rustle, layers of ether interference whisper and an electric guitar carefully draws gentle tonal vibrations… The new album by Exit In Grey is indeed largely based on sounds of radio noises, so close to our heart. Although of course this is not a noisy work but rather oneiric, contemplative, shimmering… In two multilayered 20-min long collages we can hear the elements of nature and man-made objects, fragments of random radio interceptions and melancholic guitar parts piercing dark space with its bright emotionality.

    The material was recorded by Sergey [S] in March 2011 and mastered by Oleg Hurvatov (Interior Disposition) in 2016. Co-release with Zhelezobeton (St. Petersburg, Russia) – zhb.radionoise.ru.

    English title: «Hysterics Of The Eternal».

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  • Twilight ‎– Monument To Time End

    Twilight ‎– Monument To Time End
    Label: Prophecy Productions ‎– WOLF 080
    Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
    Country: Germany
    Released: 30 Nov 2018
    Style: Black Metal

    Often described as a «black metal supergroup», TWILIGHT has featured in its ranks, at one point or another, members of Xasthur, Draugar, Krieg, Leviathan, Lurker of Chalice, Minsk, Nachtmystium, Old Man Gloom, & Sonic Youth. Through the band’s diverse cast of musicians, they broke out of the traditional black metal blueprint, opening the style up to broader interpretation with a deft artistic vision.

    Sophomore, «Monument to Time End», features vastly epic tracks through a genre-crossing approach and cast. Flattered by a transparent, warm yet powerful production, the record still follows an overall black metal aesthetic, although flirts with elements of postrock, doom, industrial and all sorts of aural psychedelia. Enhanced by supreme, utterly creative performances on all instruments, and elaborate layering, this record could be seen as visionary. One might say they perform post black metal by its most literal meaning, before it became a genre.

    Prophecy Productions announces the reissue of TWILIGHT’S sophomore follow-up, «Monument To Time End» on LP. Originally released by Southern Lord Records in 2010, today, this special reissued vinyl edition features completely new and original cover artwork by Jef Whitehead (Leviathan/Lurker Of Chalice) and includes 3 bonus tracks, not included on previous vinyls.

    Edition:
    – Gatefold 2LP (180g vinyl, black) incl. 3 bonus tracks and protection sleeve (500 copies)

    Tracklist:
    01. The Cryptic Ascension
    02. Fall Behind Eternity
    03. 8,000 Years
    04. Red Fields
    05. Convulsions In Wells of Fever
    06. Decaying Observer
    07. The Catastrophe Exhibition
    08. Negative Signal Omega

    Bonustracks:
    09. The Road South
    10. Weathered Flames
    11. The House Of Cards (Built On A Burning Bridge)

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  • Empyrium ‎– Where At Night The Wood Grouse Plays (LP, Vinyl)

    Empyrium ‎– Where At Night The Wood Grouse Plays
    Label: Prophecy Productions ‎– PRO 015LP
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
    Country: Germany
    Released: 2015
    Style: Folk Rock, Modern Classical

    The precursor for «Weiland»

    Their third album sees Empyrium abandoning the Metal elements of their music for the first time, instantly creating a classic of nature-romantic acoustic music.
    Inspired by Ulver’s «Kveldssanger», this work is more influenced by the folklore of Schwadorf’s home region, the Rhoen, than any other album by Empyrium, and it paved the way for «Weiland» (2002).

    Edition:
    – Gatefold LP (180g vinyl, black) incl. PVC protection sleeve (500 copies available)

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