act 300 · lustmord · carbon/core · cd
upc 821272306122. release date: 21.02.2013
cd gatefold sleeve - heavy black cardboard with anthracite print plus silver
legendary sound artist lustmord (brian williams) has created a sound that created and epitomizes the sub-genre of 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 occasional ritualistic incantations and the haunting wail of tibetan horns. his seamless treatments of acoustic phenomena encased in digitally expanded bass rumbles have the darkly ambient quality of nightmares that take you to the blackest of abysses.
'carbon/core' is the fully developed expansion of acoustical ideas originating as soundtrack for the happy pencil website (www.happypencil.com). this soundtrack is another installment of the finely polished dramatic sound design of lustmord's works, lurking in the shadows for a while and then building to attention-grabbing peaks.
this album features five spacious tracks of strong dissonant string arrangements with abyssal growling, beautiful and ambient, with a dark ages kind of feel. Livid soundscapes digging deep into the listener's mind to create pictures of wonderful, terrible tortures from various points in history and beyond.
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