For over two years, Post-industrial auteurs Kim Larsen (OF THE WAND AND THE MOON / LES CHASSEURS DE LA NUIT) and Clay Ruby (BURIAL HEX) have been chipping away at this split release, sculpting something truly confounding and unique.
While either side of this split sounds almost nothing like the other, where both projects connect is in their ability to combine seemingly incongruous musical elements together seamlessly. Combinations of space and tension, sorrow and frenzy, loss and abundance, all exist within the same short spans of time. Not only are they highly dynamic in terms of mood but also in style, where ingredients from various types of Folk music, Death Industrial, Funeral Doom, Kosmische Musik, Electroacoustic composition and further mutations all clash together in a way that could only make sense on this album.
The freedom with which Larsen and Ruby approach their compositions is unparalleled, and yet this music is not just a progressive stew of paradoxes.
Rather is it distilled down into a refined, romantic and highly personal consonance.
01. The Heart Of Night
02. Loveless Homage
03. Behold These Shattered Omes
04. Sand Of Time
05. Bloodguilt Suite
06. Wormwood Litanies
07. Grail Prose
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