Mz.412 / Trepaneringsritualen – “X Post Industriale/Rituals 2015 e.v.” 2LP / Album Review

X Post Industriale/Rituals 2015 e.v.

A very special double-LP split release from Mz.412 & Trepaneringsritualen is our offering for today.  X Post Industriale/Rituals 2015 e.v.

On October 31, 2015 both artists performed two “rituals” at Old Europa Cafe’s  festival, “X Congresso Post Industriale” in Bologna, Italy at club Kindergarten.  2 years later these magical performances are etched in vinyl for a proper 2LP release.

“With both groups captured in their most primal yet otherworldly state…Eternally eerie yet breathing a vitality that’s tantamount to witnessing the rituals live in the flesh..”

Act I starts with a martial sound and then develops into a very apocalyptic sounding piece with blips of repetitive and sporadic harsh noise coming and going and some guttural narration and distorted “warning” industrial sounds.  At some point the piece becomes somewhat complex with layers, samples and deep distorted other-worldly channeled vocals.  This then develops through noisy black ambient textures/death industrial backgrounds and a few buried samples, frightening at times and at others, steeped in the magical and mysterious.  Toward the later part of the “ritual”, layered, deep and windy drones and distant noise take over for a truly mesmerizing effect.  The rest of the track weaves in the noise, drones and death industrial landscape.

Act II begins with the sinister-sounding vocals which sound like they are channeling some other-worldly demons; this against a very low-end frequency foreground.  The vocals which are the main force behind this track become more psychotic and paranoid with the changing and increase of the noise.  This piece is often more thunderous and vast than the first but often more schizophrenic/psychotic… significantly less noisy than the first Act but no less powerful.  At the later part of the Act, some industrial strikes appear but the noise/drone tapers off toward the end to close the track.

Mz.412 & Trepaneringsritualen are both obviously heavyweights in the arenas of dark ambient/death industrial/ritual sonic magic.  But live albums often have a character all their own.  X Post Industriale/Rituals 2015 e.v. maintains a particular magical element because of the spontaneity and organic nature of live recordings.  I’m not sure why this recording was locked up for two years.  But I’m certain it will be a landmark album for both artists.  I can only imagine what it must have been like to experience this recording live.

This standard issue of this release is limited to 500 copies on black vinyl with gate-fold cover.  There is also a limited “fanatics edition” available only through Old Europa Cafe/Anapurna and the bands; a black/white splatter vinyl limited to 200 copies.  Album cover and poster artwork is done by Thomas Eklund/T x R x P and mastering by Henrik Bjorkk/Nordvargr.  No information about any CD or digital release was made available so it looks like the LP version is the only one.  According to Old Europa’s site, the album is still forthcoming with projected release sometime in November.  So be certain to check soon so you don’t miss this.

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