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MEGAPTERA - Near Death

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Urashima UMA177
Release Year: 2023
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €25.00


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Urashima's vinyl reissue captures the essence of "Near Death" in its purest form. The tactile experience of placing the needle on the vinyl and allowing the album to unfold as intended by the artists adds a new dimension to the sonic journey. The haunting melodies and unsettling textures resonate even more powerfully, making this reissue not just a reproduction but a revival of the album's visceral impact.


Immerse yourself in the mysterious and haunting world of "Megaptera," a captivating music project that pushes the boundaries of industrial and dark ambient genres. Initiated by Peter Nystrm alongside Mikael Svensson, with the participation of Magnus slund, "Megaptera" embarked on a sonic journey into the heart of darkness, where atmospheric textures and chilling soundscapes intertwine.
"Megaptera" is a project that defies conventional classification. The trio's early collaboration set the groundwork for soundscapes that delve into the darkest corners of the psyche, inviting listeners to confront their fears and delve into the unknown.
At the core of "Megaptera" lies an intricate fusion of industrial rhythms, unsettling textures, and atmospheric layers. Each composition is a sonic voyage, transporting the audience to realms where the borders between reality and imagination blur. The music possesses an uncanny ability to evoke emotions that are rarely explored, creating an intense and immersive experience for those who dare to listen.
Prepare to be transported to the edge of consciousness with the Urashima's vinyl reissue of "Megaptera - Near Death." Originally released on Sound Source .1917. cassette in 1991, this pivotal album not only marked the inception of the "Megaptera" project but also carved a niche for itself in the annals of dark ambient and industrial music.
"Near Death" is a journey into the depths of the human psyche, a descent into the unknown territories of the mind. With the collaborative efforts of Peter Nystrm, Mikael Svensson, and the participation of Magnus slund, the album takes on an even more profound resonance. The combined creativity of these minds birthed a sonic masterpiece that fuses haunting atmospheres, experimental soundscapes, and industrial rhythms into a symphony of darkness.
From the first notes, "Near Death" envelops the listener in an uncanny aura, a sense of foreboding that guides you through its enigmatic passages. The album is a testament to the trio's ability to manipulate sound, sculpting it into a chilling narrative that unfolds across its tracks. The atmospheric textures evoke a sense of unease, while the pulsating rhythms create a hypnotic rhythm that carries you along the journey. Throughout the album, there's a palpable tension, a feeling of being suspended between reality and a realm of shadows. The layers of sound intertwine, creating an intricate web that seems to echo the labyrinthine corridors of the subconscious. The distant whispers, eerie drones, and subtle shifts in dynamics pull the listener deeper, inviting introspection and exploration.
In a world that often shies away from the darker corners of human experience, "Near Death" is a fearless exploration. It is an invitation to confront the shadows that dwell within us, a reflection of the mysteries that lie beneath the surface. As the vinyl spins and the sounds envelop you, you'll find yourself embarking on a sonic odyssey that is equal parts unsettling and transformative. "Megaptera" is not for the faint of heart; it is an invitation to confront the shadows that reside within us all. Through its intense sonic explorations, the project beckons listeners to embrace the darkness and embark on a journey that delves into the most primal aspects of human experience.


https://urashima.bandcamp.com/album/near-death