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half a decade in the making, it’s an exploration of ritual music without dogma. for the first time in his 33-year career lustmord places vocals at the centre of his abyssal ambient creations, coaxing incantatory performances out of aina skinnes olsen, jarboe (ex-swans), maynard james keenan (tool) and soriah. those looking to properly decode the subject matter of the album are advised to study simon fowler’s fiendishly elaborate, double-spread cover illustration. suffice it to say here that it concerns 'the word' as written - signs, ciphers, symbology, semantics, etymology - and as spoken - myths, mantras, chants, invocation and evocation. of course it’s also about the unwritten, the unspoken; that which exists beyond the reach of language. sonically, the word as power is even more detailed, expansive and consuming than lustmord’s followers have come to expect, with voices, electronics, immense sub-bass, field recordings and other acoustic phenomena harnessed and arranged to stimulate feelings of dread and desolation, certainly, but also escape, renewal and rebirth. all material conceived and produced by b. lustmord apart from 'babel' and 'chorazin' which are based on traditional elements.


1 babel
2 goetia
3 chorazin
4 grigori
5 andras sodom
6 abaddon
7 y gair