CD: RAIG R003 
comes in a fantastic package with a rather interesting insert card featuring
an interesting picture of some sort of device. It looks like the locking
device and key for the chastity belt of Lucifer (he who walks backwards)?
'Irmos 1' is provides an interesting rhythmical and staccato
opening with defined and sinister melody. This continues with the inclusion
of some type of distorted vocal. Quite a unique sound, and very hard to
pigeon-hole. 'Irmos 2' has another strong melodic based industrial
opening with a more industrial feel developing, yet there is a continual
emphasis on melody as well as rhythm in this track. Some nice dark vocal
effects add to an overall dark and undefined atmosphere created by this
interesting music. There’s a certain freedom about this music that
is had to quantify. 'Irmos 3' is again quite unpredictable, but
in that you can start to draw comparisons between this and the Hafler
Trio (A thirsty Fish etc etc). Again there is good use of sinister melody,
similar to track 1 to help bind the track together. 'Irmos 4'
opens with strong rhythms (quite industrial) along with a recurring melody.
Some great vocals are introduced here to good effect (no details in the
packaging as to what the lyrics for this track are about?). 'Irmos
5' is a bit more sedate, albeit random. There is a good variation
of textures here, random rhythm and abrasive samples and vocal effects.
'Irmos 6' opens abruptly using a heavy dark ambient soundscape
with an unpredictable melody (and the occasional chirp of a bird). As
the track develops it utilises deep drone soundscapes over which changeable
samples and vocal effects and melody are overlaid. 'Irmos 7'
welcomes back our original melody again, mixed with some dark samples
and soundscapes. Similar to previous tracks, 'Irmos 8' is dark ambient
based with an unpredictable atmosphere to it. Again interesting melody
and good use of vocal effect give this music a unique feel. The last track
opens with a distorted vocal effect and gradually fades to an end.