Source: Cyclic Law.
CLAVICVLA “Degeneracy of the 5th Density” CD / LP (183rd Cycle)
Italian black ambient/death industrial demon Clavicvla is back with its most perverse and deranged work yet, once again in proud partnership with illustrious US Black Metal/Industrial colleagues Sentient Ruin. From the artwork to the titles and themes, the intent of new full-length offering “Degeneracy of the 5th Density” is clear: worshipping and glorifying perversions, deviancy and immorality in their every form and shape. With these nefarious intents sole mastermind Ittiel has orchestrated the rise of this third aural plague of his around a creeping miasma of monstrous sepulchral ambience reeking from the ruptured bowels of oblivion, unfolding a forty-five minute sonic nightmare of absolutely omnipotent repulsiveness. Corroding reality like a biblical plague, Ittiel has invoked these eight tracks of nefarious black ambient bedlam from a putrid death-scarred fog begotten of hell, conceptualizing its inverted spawn with blood freezing synthesis and a regurgitation of deconstructed soundscapes and wretched utterings hissing blasphemies from beyond the mortal plane. Dark ambient, black industrial, ritual drone, noise and subsonic horrors of all kinds are distilled by the demiurge into a sonic morass of total suffering and terror, and ritualized into a soundtrack to every broken soul’s most hidden, vile and foul impulses. As usual cryptic and hermetically malignant in its bestial craft, it is not entirely clear or discernible what Ittiel’s broken mind has conceived lyrically and thematically speaking in this new chapter of his abominable creation, but one can rest assured that immeasurable dissolution and abandon into the most depraved depths of perversion remain the ultimate prize of these noisome incantations that insult life and innocence at the most humiliating extremes imaginable.
ASCENDING DIVERS “Watery Domain” CD / DL (208th Cycle)
From France we welcome the latest release from Ascending Divers, solo project of Hugo Champion (of Lisieux fame), exploring massively deep atmospherics and drone Sonorites. Sculpting abstract aural soundscapes with orchestral passages and noisier elements, he’s created a uniquely cinematic oeuvre conceived as a series of tableaux depicting submerged aquatic realms, “Watery Domain” is an ode to oceanic myths and it’s appeal to our senses. Rhythmic tides of sonic energy take us from watery droplets formed by breaking waves to the deepest oceanic abyss, a truly immersive and out of time journey.
NORDVARGR “Resignation I-II-III” 3CD / 3LP Boxset (186th Cycle)
Nordvargr’s Resignation project was initially born in 2008 exploring rhythmic and repetitive aspects of his musical output, merging elements of electronic music with dark ambient soundscapes. We present here the first 3 volumes of this venture in a deluxe 3LP boxset with poster as well as a 3CD 8 panels Digisleeve version, both with unique and exclusive material. From it’s inception delving into the more gaseous realms of dubby techno and evolving through the years towards the harder and nosier side of electronics, Nordvargr’s unique grasp of the genre and his will to turn it upside down culminates in a dreamy soundtrack-like voyage, where deep atmospherics are pierced by rhythmically hypnotic and abrasive passages. A true tour de force that will stand as a true gem for any fan of the fringes of techno and electronic music.
DEN SORTE DØD “Depressiv Magi” CD / LP (202nd Cycle)
From above corroding skies adrift with clouds of grey.
Through spiraling voids undone by stars colliding.
Past infinite aeons of spectral mists forgotten.
DEN SORTE DØD “Undergangen” CD / LP (203rdCycle)
Reissue of the limited self released album from 2019. Den Sorte Død (The Black Death) is a ritual performance by artists Offermose and Angst. From deep within the dark forests of Sweden a depressive spell is cast. Drawn-out and haunting notes ooze eerily from distorted keys, conjuring up images of underground landscapes crawling with unseen apparitions. A lone silhouette wanders endlessly through sunless deserts and smoldering wastelands. Low rumbling echoes from distant mountains, releasing a putrid cloud of ever-shifting forms.