On their latest album the Norwegian duo pushes some of the hard hitting, mechanically textured aesthetics of their previous release “Fullstendig Brent” to the forefront. A dystopian commentary on the risks inherent to the antagonistic nature of humankind, and how the overwhelming and uncertain scope of Industry 4.0 - of progressively more powerful technology and strong AI - may end up amplifying those risks beyond human control. Given this conceptual framework, DØDSMASKIN have aimed to develop a sound palette that shifts between both droning and pulsating brutality that represents unstoppable forces in motion and bleak atmospheres that denote an age of growing futility and - ultimately - self-inflicted extinction. Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio, NY.
CD Edition of 500 Copies in 4 panel Digipak. 5 Tracks. Running Time 40:42
Probably my favorite Cryo Chamber release of the year. Wonderful stuff, with each artist bringing something subtly special to the project.
The vinyl release is also mastered well and sounds clean--only the most minor and quiet of crackle and pop, which works just fine for this album. Jon
I've just finished listening all the trilogy in one take. It is amazing album and a great finalle of the story! It is very different dark ambient - it is dark, but also because of it's melodies and advanced technical sounds it does bring feeling of hope somehow. b-