Re-Mastered reissue of the long unavailable 2001 follow-up to Desiderii Marginis first album “Songs Over Ruins”. Work on “Deadbeat” began in 1999 and one specific aim was to create an album with a strong sense of unity and cohesion, to keep building on the sacral atmospheres of previous work but to aim for added depth and a darker, colder, more industrial sound throughout. At a time when dark ambient music was very much finding its way it certainly felt of the essence to create something with a wider expanse than before, and to try to make it personal as well as emotional amidst the gritty soundscapes. One could say that the delicate balance between the ugly and the beautiful, the harsh and the serene, the darkness and the light that has been a fundamental part of Desiderii Marginis since the onset, came into fruition with this album. Discover or re-discover this timeless classic. CD & Digital version feature 2 previously unreleased tracks.
CD Edition of 300 copies in 6 panel Digipak. 12 tracks. Running Time 60:08
Special Edition LP limited to 100 copies on Red & Black Splatter vinyl. 350grm cover with matt lamination and printed inner sleeve. 10 tracks. Running Time 45:26
Standard Edition LP limited to 200 copies on Black vinyl. 350grm cover with matt lamination and printed inner sleeve. 10 tracks. Running Time 45:26
* NOTE: Vinyl LPs have been delayed at pressing, we should be able to ship these by early November, thank you for your patience.
It's a well produced album. Every track sounds really good.
But unfortunately, some feel out of place for the concept aimed in the album, like the industrial track "Wind-Up Orchestra", or the repetitive, unimaginative "An Atrementous City" and "End of the Century". Totally out of place.
This and other electronic tracks feel like they belong in a more urban, futuristic scenario than a 19th Century "Den". Elías Ortega Fajardo