Active and definitely one of the finest of those few.
Far from being a typical project in the vein of Brian Eno/Lustmord, Johan Levin, the mastermind behind Desiderii Marginis, has created and developed its own unique sonic palette merging digital and analogue: melancholic electronica with electroacoustic elements and intravenous rhythms.
From the early days his music met with positive reactions resulting in albums on renowned the legendary Swedish Cold Meat Industry label.
Over the course of 20 years, Levin released 7 full-length albums, a 3-way split and a collection of rare pre-debut demos plus numerous tracks on various compilations.
His latest offering entitled "Thaw" compiles the latter and adds 3 tracks from the split "Lost Signals from Unknown Horizons".
On the one hand, it is simply a collection of rare tracks, but, on the other, it may serve a purpose of a "best of" album.
With the chronology unaltered, it gives you the full picture of the project and its progress.
It is a history lesson of the last 20 years in sonic melancholia of Desiderii Marginis.
1 Chaos Undivided 4:13
2 Latency 4:21
3 Animation 8:07
4 Muffled 6:27
5 Forlorn 5:08
6 Compression 5:11
7 Untitled 5:40
8 Dead Men's Choir 4:34
9 Deadbeat I Remix 5:58
10 Equinoxe 6:48
11 Equinoxe II 6:48
12 The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters 7:30
Chaos Undivided from The Absolute Supper, 1998
Latency from Viscera V.Zero, 2002
Animation, Muffled, Forlorn from the Lost Signals from Unknown Horizons, 2004
Compression from Death Odors III, 2006
Untitled from Beksinski Tribute, 2007
Dead Men's Choir - Remix for V:28, 2008
Deadbeat I Remix from Abnormal Beauty, 2009
Equinoxe from Dark Ambient Vol. 4, 2012
Equinoxe II from Samhainwork I, 2012
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters from Behind the Canvas of Time, 2012
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