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Label & Cat.Number: Old Captain OCCD28 / Malignant Rec. Tumor CD94
Release Year: 2017
Note: recommended collab by LORENZO ABATTOIR from Torino (who is also in PSICOPOMPO and the great MARE DI DIRAC), and SATORI from UK, who create tension filled roaring ritual ambience and grim post industrial drone noise.. "The sounds of chaos and order, ritual and redemption filled the sphere of the album like a mist, the Aether, hung over the surface accumulating sparks of fire and swirls of darkness underneath to roil and tumble like an approaching cataclysmic storm." ed. of 300 copies
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €12.00
More InfoOld Captain (Ukraine) and Malignant Records (USA) offer a great collaboration of two famous musicians: Satori (UK) and Lorenzo Abattoir (Italy). "Aether" is the globe made of infinite tiny components: small cogs of shining gold, cobwebs of the finest platinum wires, balances and fulcrums made of wood and precious stones sprinkled like rose petals throughout; densely packed machinery regulating and controlling every small detail, creating cause and influencing effect. The sounds of chaos and order, ritual and redemption filled the sphere of the album like a mist, the Aether, hung over the surface accumulating sparks of fire and swirls of darkness underneath to roil and tumble like an approaching cataclysmic storm. Formed in 1982 and saturated in the industrial and power electronics culture Satori released music on the legendary Broken Flag and Tesco Org Germany in the '90's, toured with Justin Mitchell (Cold Spring) and Neil Chaney (Pessary). "Aether" is its new statement of intent of the original member Dave Kirby. Lorenzo Abattoir is an Italian-based noise artist and sound engineer whose work takes shape in a context of underground extreme music to become accessible through various projects related to contemporary art including Psicopompo with German composer Hermann Kopp (4IB Records), Mare Di Dirac, an electro-acoustic collective (Dusktone Records) and a collaboration with Phurpa. A 300 b/w glossy Digipak edition with a great front cover by Seals of Blackening.
Artwork – Seals Of Blackening
Guitar – Florian Kriechbaum (tracks: 3, 5)
Producer – Lorenzo Abattoir, Satori
Recorded between September and December 2016 at Digitalis, Somerset, UK and Basement 37 Studio, Torino, Italy by Lorenzo Abattoir and Dave Kirby.
A 300 b/w glossy Digipak edition.
"We pause for the moment and go back a few months for a release that I can hardly believe escaped me. Thanks to our new and generous partnership with Old Captain Records, that problem is now corrected.
Aether is the new collaboration between Abattoir & Satori; 7 tracks ranging from 7 minutes, 30 seconds to 12 minutes, 29 seconds. When it comes to dark ambient/drone work, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Aether is very submersive in wonderful yet overwhelming and devastating ways. Take track 4, “Aether,” for example which is like being crushed in slow motion by a massive wave and then slowing falling to the pit of the ocean.
Shards of noisy textures that can be both delicate and abrasive at times are appropriately blended with very deep drones and death industrial landscapes. Imagine being in an inescapable nightmare going from environment to environment; a subterranean factory, a vast ocean miles beneath the surface, the most abusive winter storm whiteout conditions and so on. The opening track, “Thale,” however is a bit different. This track at times goes from harsh noise rain to ritual drone (complete with the sound like a storm warning) and disturbing death industrial sounds and strikes. Then back to the layered noise rain it is, swallowing up everything in its path except for the odd dungeon synth sounding noise near the surface.
Track 2, “Marsya” sounds like an elevator headed past the subterranean to the deepest bowels of the underworld, making periodic stops with industrial hits while the passengers are reminded of their worst nightmares at every floor. Serving as the soundtrack are rich, deep drones and various noises like a ghost-inhabited factory.
If there are any dark ambient/noise artists out there who are capable of taking the listeners to various unimaginable or uninhabitable places, it might be Satori and Abbatoir. I think that Aether, perhaps most importantly is one of those recordings which, when invited through the listeners’ earphones, leaves the psyche scathed and temporarily incapable of rational thought.
Aether is available as a limited edition 4-panel Digipak CD as well as a digital download." [The Noise Beneath the Snow]
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