Burial Hex - Intiations

>> Friday, December 17, 2010

[USA / 2008 / Aurora Borealis]

"Initiations", the debut recording for Aurora Borealis, is a lengthy proposition. Clocking in at one hour, thirteen minutes, it represents a journey, a metaphysical odyssey of uncertain outcome. From the psycho-religious clamour of 'Will to the chapel' with its jihadic cries, through to the somnambulant, subterranean oscillations of 'Eight pentacles', the way ahead is far from clear, the atmosphere claustrophobic and threatening. 'The river of Los' showcases a new breadth of vision for Burial Hex with layers of undulating analogue synth and gentle percussion, an opiate addled take on the horror electronics hinted at previously, and perhaps an indication of things to come. This long track takes the listener on a river journey, part Apocalypse Now!, part Orpheus in the Underworld, submerged in Carpenter's dense Fog, slow moving discomfort and ague. The album ends with the half speed collisions, static miasma and white noise squawl of 'Bo -II- Ne', the listener deposited on shores unknown, prostrate at the feet of the infinite mystery.

1. Will To The Chapel (18:22)
2. 8 Pentacles (18:11)
3. River Of Los (18:59)
4. Bo -II- Ne (17:55)


flac / mp3


Zestybrick December 17, 2010 at 12:33 PM  

Thanks for the FLAC, definitely an album for a cold dark night.

Roger Camden December 17, 2010 at 6:57 PM  

what would you recommend in the "death industrial" vein?

hOU January 5, 2011 at 1:58 AM  

Second the Haus Arafna, there latest You, is great.

Need FLAC tho, anyone?

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