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"The four lengthy tracks that make up the collaboration between Locrian and Christoph Heemann practically aren’t enough on this release; though both artists thrive in collaborative and individual contexts, this is enough to make one wish they did this kind of worth together all the time. Heemann’s ear for shade, texture and exploratory composition is practically tailormade for Locrian’s take on black metal, and from the start of "Hecatomb," with Bartok-like high string parts, dark drones and lush acoustic guitar, the result is a genteel but still gripping way into the pit. As the song shifts into all electronics, everything from cyclical organ squelch to shivering feedback zone to Heemann’s piano work steps forward into an intertwined elegance. Similarly, "Loathe the Light" slowly emerges from the murk, big squelching bits that emerge and slip back quickly while distant echoed piano steadily plays amid some sudden screams. The melodic tones of "Edgeless City" set up a barnburner of a conclusion with "The Drowned Forest." The song begins with a certain ominous edge even for this album, feeling like everything beforehand has built up to this moment. Continuing quietly but with a sense of lurking threat, like something’s about to give, it continues to ramp up more loudly and doom-laden while the recurrent chime rhythm feels like a slow breath of a vast monster."

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A fantastic column by Craig Hayes taking a close look at experimental metal / noise as a genre, with lengthy features on Locrian, William Fowler Collins, Sutekh Hexen, Theologian. Tweet/Like/Read Here


STEREOGUM PREMIERES THE FIRST TRACK FROM LOCRIAN & CHRISTOPH HEEMANN, ENTITLED “HECATOMB” CLICK HERE TO LISTEN/LIKE/TWEET


The upcoming LOCRIAN & CHRISTOPH HEEMANN album is reviewed in the current issue of THE WIRE.


TWO LANDMARK ALBUMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE STORE: LOCRIAN & CHRISTOPH HEEMANN, AND THEOLOGIAN. THOSE THAT PREORDER BOTH THE LOCRIAN/HEEMANN LP AND THEOLOGIAN CD WILL GET THE LOCRIAN/HEEMANN CD VERSION INCLUDED. ORDER NOW!

COLOR VINYL IS LIMITED AND GOES IN THE ORDER THEY ARE PURCHASED UNTIL THEY ARE GONE.


cover of the upcoming Locrian with Christoph Heemann release. essential listening.

cover of the upcoming Locrian with Christoph Heemann release. essential listening.


The new Circle of Ouroborus LP “The Lost Entrance Of The Just” is now available. In addition, the highly sought after “Eleven Fingers” album that sold out so quickly last year is available on CD format for the first time.

There are a few new distro items added to the store as well from Troller, Vaura, Locrian/Mammifer, and back catalogue items from Celestiial and Blood of the Black Owl.