Litaniæ Mortuorum Discordantes
(The Epicurean - CURE11) CD $21.00
Soul-shredding funeral music built on dissonance, intended for church performance, triggering spiritual delight (aka dread, existential anxiety, feelings of death and decay). Anemone Tube and Post Scriptvm stage a linear, gradually unfolding “oratorio” which begins with layers of lush brass synths resounding a time and place enveloped in ancient mythical beauty. The pristine serenity, however, slowly deteriorates through the influx of anguish, social decay and profanity. Raw field recordings, throbbing electronics, metallic tremors, distant voices and chants portrait a life of numbness and confusion, where man — tormented by ignorance, ignoble desires and anger — has become a plaything of insane “Weltanschauungen” and the commercialization plague. Ka-ching.
This Dismal World
(Peripheral - PR010) split LP $20.00
A concept album about the Four Noble Truths -- the central teachings of Buddhism explaining the nature of suffering -- using field recordings from a mausoleum and buddhist temples in China. Anemone Tube’s dark industrial epic conjures up a sinister, threatening atmosphere and crushing power-electronics. Dissecting Table’s monumental industrial track includes a recitation of the complete 25th Lotus Sutra, ritual drumming, diverse analogue treatments and deep growls. A threnody for today’s dejected world. Edition of 200 with insert.