“Rainbow Mirror”, the latest work from renowned noise-music artist PRURIENT, is a release exceeding three hours in length, consisting of new PRURIENT material that delves into the more glacial, meditative, and ambient side of Dominick Fernow’s cult within the realm of noise music creating an epic of pure 'Doom Electronics'. “Rainbow Mirror”, which will coincide with the 20 year anniversary of PRURIENT, is a project that is steeped in history and origins, and will be released as a 4xCD and digital through Profound Lore on Dec 1st, with the 7xLP vinyl edition to be released on Hospital Productions. The cover art for “Rainbow Mirror” is the first PRURIENT collage ever made.
Like the first Prurient live performance 20 years earlier, the 'Rainbow Mirror' lineup consists of three members. For this ambitious work, Fernow called upon Matt Folden (Dual Action) and Jim Mroz (Lussuria) to form the trio. All of the material was recorded live in the studio and later meticulously mixed and produced at Shifted’s studio in Berlin with expert mastering by Paul Corley.
“Rainbow Mirror” marks the second alliance between Profound Lore and PRURIENT and stands as another singular monument amongst the vast repertoire Fernow has amassed under the PRURIENT moniker. While familiar moments from the landmark “Frozen Niagara Falls” album can be found within the massive scope of “Rainbow Mirror”, through the three-plus hour duration of this rural ambient industrial creation, “Rainbow Mirror” is a monolithic crawling cinematic noise scape that brings in even more dynamics and structure through this expansive and introspective new observation. The intense, unforgiving, trance-inducing aura of “Rainbow Mirror” is presented through waves of time-stretching electronics, layered counterpoint feedback, machine loops and extended droning, pulsating synth passages.
Like the infinite and distorted reflections produced by a hall of mirrors, "Rainbow Mirror" is a portrait in perpetual tension.
released June 23, 2017The project of sole member Hazard (all instruments and vocals), France's LES CHANTS DU HASARD is a fitting addition to the ever-growing roster of talents from I, Voidhanger Records. The band's eponymous debut is an experimental work featuring a mix of classical music and black metal without any guitar, bass or drums – only orchestral instruments.
The result is a shocking and fascinating lecture of 1800's orchestral music as seen through the deforming lens of extreme metal; an original hybrid that marries the abrasive, aggressive vocals typical of black metal with the majestic and dramatic aura of classical music, caught in its darkest expressions. “The album is influenced by orchestral works and operas from composers like Modest Mussorgsky, Sergej Prokofiev and Richard Strauss,” Hazard explains. “I thought a lot about how to articulate it with black metal; especially the vocals, which I wanted in the vein of Ulver, Emperor and Ved Buens Ende.”
Melodic and grotesque at the same time, LES CHANTS DU HASARD's music echoes the elegance of Elend and the theatrical gestures of Arcturus, to which the band adds its own poetic touch. “Les Chants Du Hasard” is divided into six chapters, each one dealing with universal and existential themes narrated with a metaphorical lyrics written in the same form of Les Chants de Maldoror from Comte de Lautréamont, a French author from the 19th century. Adorned with a wonderful and highly atmospheric cover painting by the inimitable Jeff Grimal (The Great Old Ones), LES CHANTS DU HASARD's debut is here to set a new standard in experimental metal, pushing its boundaries more far.
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Profanum? Przecież to całkiem identyczny przykład na zrzynanie, może z lekko odmiennych źródeł bo bliżej im do norweskich burgerów niż umiejętnego komponowania