cd gatefold sleeve - heavy black cardboard with anthracite print plus silver foil embossing. layout by salt
legendary sound artist lustmord (brian williams) creates the sound that gave birth too and epitomizes the genre known as dark ambient. williams began working under that name in 1980, and since then his dark sound sculptures have been highly influential not only in music genres such as ambient and industrial, but also in film and games.
lustmord's sound investigations are exquisitely crafted manifestations of horror that balance sublime sound references with the body's natural queasiness about ultra-low frequencies. lustmord has previously extracted the eeriness from field recordings made in crypts, caves, and slaughterhouses, and combined it with sonic incantations and the haunting wail of tibetan horns. his seamless treatments of acoustic phenomena encased in digitally expanded bass rumbles have the quality of nightmares from the the blackest abyss.
ant-zen is proud to announce the re-release of lustmord's critically acclaimed and ground-breaking album metavoid which was originally released on may 21st 2001. metavoid presents the logical development of the unmistakable lustmord sound and pushes further into uncharted depths. dark ambient currents and growls, padded with strings and angelic voices, are interrupted by effected voices, tribal/industrial percussion and sound effects. there are definite instances of pure melody and orchestral sounding strings and arrangements juxtaposed perfectly with the breaks of choir samples and stark, cold, metallic noise. a most accessible work that could easily have been a film score - a soundtrack for the apocalypse.
1. the ambivalent abyss
2. blood deep in dread
3. the eliminating angel
5. the outer shadow
6. infinite domain
7. a light that is darkness
conceived and produced by b. lustmord at scientific electric, los angeles 2000-2001 / remastered 2013