INFINITAS IN AETERNUM
CD: Cyclic Law 11th Cycle 
Ltd x 1000
Black Emitting Oven
Decomposition Of Forces
dawning of another new year sees the return of the Great Bearded One in
another extravagant musical endeavour. After releasing five…count
them…of the best recordings in 2004 with Merzbow vs. Nordvargr -
"Partikel", L/A/B - "Psychoacoustics", "I End
Forever", "On Broken Wings Towards Victory" and his last
collaboration with Drakh - "Cold Void of Nothing", the duo have
teamed up again and hit pay dirt once more.
What people may not realise is that Drakh is not some bit player dragged
in to make the odd sound or two. As well as being a prominent member of
MZ412 he has also released a fantastic trilogy under the Beyond Sensory
Experience moniker. Two titans working together to release another black
ambient master class. For that is what essentially "Infinitas In
Aeternum" is. Starting off with a repeated spoken sample stating
‘there’s nothing to be afraid of’ the music develops
into a heart of darkness odyssey into the blackest regions of the soul.
Over the six tracks the path to damnation is fully realised as the tension
in the muggy surrounding sounds envelopes in a cloak of despair. The music
highlights the escalation of foreboding by actually toning down the electronic
effects creating a far more believable nightmarish landscape. It’s
all in the subtle touches applied that separates this recording from the
myriad of others being released. Uncompromising and doom and gloomy it
may well be but there’s a freshness in the ideas expressed within
the music making it a veritable pleasure to lose yourself in.
It is in a word…indispensable. A must have for black ambient connoisseurs
and fan boys / girls of both artists.
Merzbow Vs Nordvargr: [Partikel]
Nordvargr / Drakh: [Infinitas
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