Tuesday, September 27, 2016

[Infect18] Black Earth - Diagrams Of A Hidden Order

Debut digital recording for Spain's cryptic collective Black Earth that continues the path laid down by 2014's well received "A Cryptic Howl of Morbid Truth" cassette (Graceless Recordings). "Diagrams of a Hidden Order" presents us with three tracks showcasing their turbulent strain of blackened noise, that stretches the boundaries of black metal, death metal and dark ambient respectively, thus amplifying these genres into darker territory few have explored. Within the turbulence of chaos and bleakness, there exists fleeting form and (un)structure that is shattered and rebuilt over and over again; measured percussion, whispered incantations, and sudden outbursts of unseen violence. A truly potent alchemical document in practice. In 4 panel digipak, limited 500 copies. Special limited cassette edition also available from In Solace Publishing. Strongly recommended for fans of Gnaw Their Tongues, MZ.412, Theologian and all things lightless.

Label: Malignant Records / In Solace Publishing
Cat#: Infect 18 / ISP.002
Artist: Black Earth
Formats: EP, 3 x File, Digital / CD / Cassette
Released: 30 June 2016
Composed by Alejandro Durán (electronics, tape loops, drones), Miguel A. García (electronics, sampler, sound manipulations) & Alejandro Tedín (guitar, bass, synth, voice)
In conspiracy with Jordi Farré (drums), Ignacio Grosman (voice), Marta Sainz (voice), Miguel Souto (voice, guitar) & Mikel Vega (guitar)
Recorded at The Hidden Lodge, MMXV
Drums recording by Abyssal at Ered's Rehearsal room
Edited, Mixed & Produced by Miguel A. García
Mastered by Zack Allen at Obsidian Eye Studios
Artwork by Alejandro Tedín

1. Mantric Resonances Along Fields Of Dissolution - 6:49
2. Upon Labyrinths Of Broken Mirrors - 5:41
3. To Cloak A Nebulous Sun - 6:22

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