Thursday, January 26, 2017
Label: Phantasma Disques / Clan Destine Records
Cat#: PD-173 / CDR-TP-050
Artist: Mater Suspiria Vision
Formats: EP, 10 x File, Digital / CD / Cassette
Released: 26 January 2017
Artwork & Music by Cosmotropia De Xam
1. Side A - 20:50
2. Side B - 20:50
Dark Industry regular Gerard Bakker uses the dark months to unleash his newest creation: After just one compilation track (on Xtematic’s Xernex label) his doomstep project Paranoid Movement goes fullength. Along with schizophrenic collaborations with himself (i.e. Broken Mind and As The End Nears) you’ll find Croatia’s busy bee Xtematic contributing sounds, as well as remixes by Dark Industry label mates Syk2ne and Frenk Dublin. “Sequence 01” is over an hour of short, concise downbeat pieces with a thick layer of industrial gloom and a dismaying atmosphere.
The basic ingredients of “Sequence 01” are a haunting dark ambience, an erratic rhythmic backbone and amorphous bass lines, complemented with sparse vocal samples of misanthropic content. The collaboration pieces mostly display reduced rhythms, pushing the narrative quality of Paranoid Movement’s tunes even further. Everything sounds like it was made from one mould, with a subtle, yet compelling build-up, until in “As The Light Leaves Her Eyes” the lonely melodic line finally pushes the listener’s imagination into the filthy abyss of psyche. From there, the resonating halfstep rhythms and wobble bass take over, before the remixes cater for diversion: Frenk Dublin brings in XXL dub reverbs, and Syk2ne provides a full-on drumstep banger. Fade out with the ambient washes of the outro, and notice that you are not the same person you were before.
Label: Dark Industry
Artist: Paranoid Movement
Format: Album, 15 x File, Digital
Released: 15 February 2017
Written & Produced by Gerard Bakker
Designed & Mastered by R23 / Room 23 Music
01. Paranoid Movement - In The Beginning - 2:47
02. Paranoid Movement - Evil Within - 3:32
03. Paranoid Movement - Below - 5:02
04. Paranoid Movement & As The End Nears - Heretic - 4:06
05. Paranoid Movement & Broken Mind - Boilingpoint - 4:07
06. Paranoid Movement - The Rise - 4:10
07. Paranoid Movement & Xtematic - Echo's Of Worlds Come And Gone - 5:12
08. Paranoid Movement - As The Light Leaves Her Eyes - 4:24
09. Paranoid Movement - The Foretelling - 4:30
10. Paranoid Movement - Malicious - 4:18
11. Paranoid Movement - Isolation - 4:15
12. Paranoid Movement - Isolation (Same Story Different View Version by Broken Mind) - 4:19
13. Paranoid Movement - As The Light Leaves Her Eyes (Frenk Dublin Remix) - 5:39
14. Paranoid Movement - As the Light Leaves Her Eyes (Frenk Dublin Remix) - 5:01
15. Paranoid Movement - The Things We Leave Behind - 3:02
Label: Phantasma Disques
Artist: Tess Conway
Format: Album, 9 x File, Digital / CDR
Released: 26 January 2017
Artwork by Cosmotropia De Xam
1. Night Visitors - 4:22
2. Here Comes The Devil - 3:30
3. Faded Picture - 3:14
4. Sinner - 4:02
5. Kirsty's Curse - 3:38
6. Horizon - 2:26
7. Nuit - 3:02
8. Vampire - 6:10
9. Sphere - 4:02
Monday, January 16, 2017
Artists: Xaero & Mel Agony
Format: EP, 4 x File, Digital
Released: 16 January 2017
Written & Produced by Kevin Robbens & E. Willems
Mastering by Enrico Stade
Design by Kevin Robbens
1. Lies And Fables (Hypoxic Remix) - 7:51
2. Lies And Fables (The Antagonist's Allegory) - 5:17
3. Lies And Fables (Encrypted CRPTC Remix) - 7:45
4. Lies And Fables (Desolation Remix) - 5:34
"Last Frontier" is quality and interesting mix of primitive ethnic musical instruments (harp, drums, kangling, etc.) with drone/dark ambient.
All the grief I burned. Their caption,
Moments' lie, and promises' rattle -
I broke, destroyed. The hoist of dust,
And fall to ground in bloody prattle.
The way to father's home is gone,
Beloved one's love and cry - a groan,
It does not hurt, it does not burn...
Ahead - I see the abyss' throne.
It sounds between all the worlds,
What's in the circle of wanderings melt.
Out of nothing - born again,
Going from nothing - the fable tales end.
And I will whisper: take this corpse
Rip his raw flesh, make lumps float
And hide away, he has no choice
Hide under night-soil - gasping throat.
Bones' prison, the cell of their flesh -
Spill, scatter into sea of lones.
Pluck only mind, where stars will smash.
To their glacial, endless dawns.
The Last Frontier. Open the bliss.
Steps on the boundaries of dying abyss.
— M. Gidlevskiy
Label: Black Mara Records
Artist: Paul Minesweeper
Formats: Album, 10 x File, Digital / CD
Released: 10 January 2017
Design & Artwork by Victory Petera
Bass jaw harp - estonian bass parmupill, made by Priit Moppel
Regular jaw harp - tatarisch big "kubyz", made by Timur Vahitov
Some vocals are used for sub-bass.
Also some old field recordings from Saint Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation are used.
"Big thanks to Arktau Eos, Velehentor and Saaad for their inspirational sonic research."
01. Clarions Of Arrival - 05:09
02. Siren - 09:55
03. Icebound - 08:20
04. Farewell - 06:58
05. Solid Heaven - 05:18
06. Oculatory - 07:53
07. Dissolve Me - 07:45
08. Nomad Amongst Stars - 10:44
09. Last Frontier - 06:08
10. Beyond - 06:52
Monday, January 09, 2017
Label: Phantasma Disques
Artist: Blvck Ceiling
Formats: EP / Remixes, 14 x File, Digital / Vinyls
Released: 09 January 2017
Composed by Daniel Cuccia
Artwork by Cosmotropia De Xam
01. Battle Son - 3:01
02. Catching Me (ft. Psychic Rites) - 3:12
03. Capped - 2:47
04. Fade Glass - 3:56
05. Sand - 3:18
06. Hello, Mircalla - 4:23
07. Sight - 2:39
08. Hello, Tash - 4:06
09. Let Us Fall - 2:22
10. Battle Son (BC Ocean Version) - 3:03
11. Sand (BC Ocean Version) - 3:24
12. Let Us Fall (Bitwvlf Remix) - 3:12
13. Fade Glass (ßęđŧīmĕ Šŧōŗĩėş Remix) - 2:56
Friday, January 06, 2017
Label: Youth 1984
Format: EP, 7 x File, Digital
Released: 06 January 2017
Composed by Vladimir Fisunov
1. Home - 3:47
2. No One - 3:08
3. The Ring - 3:10
4. Gap (Live Session) - 3:16
5. Wasteland - 3:16
6. Bridge - 3:33
7. Triste - 3:14
Al Ferox - Dj-Set @ Acid Varisty Radio Show (KNSJ Community Radio) 4th January 2017
01. Al Ferox - Evil In My Veins
02. Ken Utterson - Greed (Al Ferox Remix)
03. Al Ferox - Hell On Earth (The Left Hand Path Remix)
04. Al Ferox - Matrix
05. Ethan Fawkes - Rise Of Atlas
06. Al Ferox - Alien Twins
07. Detrouser - Cod1
08. Al Ferox - Tanz Der Vampire
09. Lado - Black (Al Ferox Remix)
10. Lamanna - Stato Brado (Al Ferox Remix)
11. Al Ferox - Tanz Der Teufel
12. Al Ferox - Wargasm
An invocation not so much of BABALON Herself, but of the tormented elemental of Frater T.O.P.A.N., and his fervent attempts to usher in the Æon of Horus.
In the lyrics - based on the texts of Frater T.O.P.A.N. on the Babalon Working - the perilous flame that is BABLON is called upon to ravage creation. She is asked to scorch the earth clean for the coming cosmic renovation. The Eternal Virgin would spring from Her womb. From Her love, the new divine man would be born. 70 years after the Bablon Working was deemed successfully concluded, its utter failure is painfully apparent.
«All love songs are of me» She says. This is certainly true of the first five songs of Deathward, To The Womb. The final songs, All Hail The Black Flame, seem different altogether. In this guise, BABALON brings not solely love, but cataclysm; a holocaust brought upon the domain of Man. Manifested as the Black Flame, She reaches from a time before time, formless chaos, and rips apart the very fabric of the created worlds. Such is Her nature: two opposing principles; that of the nurturing mother, and that of the callous destroyer.
"She is flame of life, power of darkness - She destroys with a glance - She may take thy soul. She feeds upon the death of men."
Appended to the six original songs is a specially commissioned 12 minutes and 57 seconds long ritual work entitled "I Remember When I Was God" (included as download for the vinyl edition), and attributed to Teeraal Räum Pheynix. BABALON was summoned at Winter Solstice 2015 under the sign of ᚢ, with assistance from Alone In The Hollow Garden, A.I.L of Arktau Eos, Michael Idehall, KzR of Bölzer, Nÿland ii of Hadewych, and Æther. To destroy and to give life. We declare this ritual concluded and successful.
Label: Cold Spring Records
Cat#: CSR222LP / CSR222CD
Formats: EP, 6 x File, Vinyl LP / CD
Released: 05 January 2017 (originally released the 26th February 2012 on Release The Bats Records – RTB #68)
Composed by Thomas Martin Ekelund
Recorded at The 63rd Link
Mastered by Viktor Ottosson
A1. The Birth Of Babalon - 2:54
A2. Deathward, To The Womb - 6:50
A3. Osiris, Slain & Risen - 3:14
B1. She Is Flame Of Life - 4:32
B2. Sacrament & Crucifixion - 4:03
B3. All Hail The Black Flame - 3:33
Format: Album, 12 x File, Digital
Released: 04 January 2017
Composed by Ryan Svendsen
01. Dritch Verve
03. Celes Floures (Preview)
06. Blud Djinn
09. Half-Form Army
10. Felt Slave Suede
12. Surgeon Purge
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Artists: Sun Through Eyelids / Bleak Fiction
Format: Split EP, 4 x File, Digital
Released: 05 January 2017
Composed by Tom Necklen / Meghan Wood & Ezequiel Lobo
Photography by Martina Rigoli
1. Sun Through Eyelids - A Different Perspective -15:25
2. Sun Through Eyelids - Celestial Rampart - 15:16
3. Bleak Fiction - Smoke - 08:08
4. Bleak Fiction - Blue Damage - 08:15