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M.B. (Maurizio Bianchi) - The Sacral Inhabitat CD
1. The Sacral (30:47)
2. Inhabitat (30:01)
– CD in Digipak
– Limited Edition of 200 Copies
It begins. A slow mournful droning as if the very world itself is emitting a long low sigh of anguish. An anguished moan that rises and echoes into the vast subterranean chamber. Imperceptible and indistinct, a gentle tolling of bells emerge from the dark murky sonic abyss that is beginning to slowly unfurl around you. It’s almost as if this almost unobtrusive nebulous pealing of bells is the bell of Charon, sounding as he slowly approaches you on his rust coloured skiff. Upon the lake in that vast underground chamber where the living and the dead finally coalesce.
A squall of energy seems to appear from nowhere building in pace and volume before breaking down and scattering into the distance like a cascade of shattered glass. Sine waves; the terminal tones of medical life support machines flicker and dance across the periphery. The fluctuating spirals of sound an electrical storm that skitters across the surface of a deep subterranean expanse of inky black water. A water that seethes and pulsates from the huge almost invisible forms that inhabit the dark inky murk beneath.
The echoing roaring gulf of sound, bouncing off of the surface of a gargantuan chamber as shards of serrated metal spin upon a crooked and perverse axis. Razor sharp sonic particles that threaten to spin out of control, into a fierce paroxysm of sonic debris. Spiraling cascading atoms of noise that rent and tear into the monstrous darkness of sound that threatens to engulf and erase.
These squalling clusters of sound are almost as if a colossal factory has fallen dormant to abandonment. The once mighty machinery not quite dead but on life support, still emitting half dead electrical breaths into circuits that fail to engage as they are surrounded by tectonic plates of sound that shift and grind against one another, a strange disembodied choral arrangement can be faintly heard in the yawning gulf of tumultuous metallic void. All the while kaleidoscopic bursts of static flit across the crepuscular gloom.
To describe the latest album by Maurizio Bianchi as immersive would not be doing it justice. The two thirty minute tracks that make up this album completely overwhelm the senses. There is a plethora of constantly evolving shapes and sounds that make up this deeply complicated and complex work of audio sculpture.
Working with his long time collaborator and friend the German sound designer Siegmar Fricke this is a work of profound intensity.
The use of crackling squalls of razor sharp sound was evident on their last collaboration Zersetzung which was released by 4iB last year. However with the lengthy nature of the two individual tracks on here; that twisting cascade of granular sound has more time to grow and develop. These dancing particles are so finely honed they could be atomic atoms from the nuclear energy factory that adorns the albums artwork.
Sacral is described in the dictionary as meaning ” related to sacred rites and symbols ” and there is a definite sacral element to this work. Whether this is from the emotions it invokes or the processes that these two alchemists of sound, utilise in order to produce work of such breathtaking and intricate explorative sound. (by Kristian Carter. April 2020.)
More Info: http://www.4ibrecords.com
4iB Records Catalogue
4iB001: SUTCLIFFE JUGEND – Pursuit of Pleasure LP
4iB002: AUTOGEN – Mutagen CD
4iB003: SUTCLIFFE JUGEND and JUNKO (非常階段/Hijokaidan) – Sans Palatine Uvula CD
4iB004: HIROSHI HASEGAWA (C.C.C.C./Astro)/POSITIVE ADJUSTMENTS – Cryptic Void CD
4iB005: K2/GX (Jupitter-Larsen) – Convulsing Vestibular CD
4iB006: MAURIZIO BIANCHI MEETS ROADSIDE PICNIC – Dictatorship of Dead Labour CD
4iB007: THE NEW BLOCKADERS and CREATION THROUGH DESTRUCTION – Negative Mass 12″
4iB008: VOMIR – recouvre la merde CD
4iB009: NAEVUS – Backsaddling 7“
4iB010: THE RITA – Female Statuesque 7″
4iB011: DEAD BODY COLLECTION – Quite Unreachable Hell 7″
4iB012: PSICOPOMPO (Hermann Kopp + Lorenzo Abattoir) – Synchronicity (Theory of Carl Jung) CD
4iB013: SHROUD OF VAPOUR (Hiroshi Hasegawa + Rohco + L’eclipse Nue + Yoshiko Honda) – Suicide Forest Sessions CD
4iB014: K.K. NULL x DAO DE NOIZE – Mizuchi Creation CD
4iB015: RICHARD RAMIREZ – Kept. Perverse. Mess. LP (Coming Soon!)
4iB016: MERZBOW/RAVEN/DAO DE NOIZE – Animal Liberation CD
4iB017: MAURIZIO BIANCHI – NH/HN CD
4iB018: GX JUPITTER-LARSEN + A WEEK OF KINDNESS + RICHARD RAMIREZ – Acognitive Culture CD
4iB019: FREE AS DEAD – Tombeau Vital CD
4iB020: MAURIZIO BIANCHI – Elegietroniche CD
4iB021: CREATION THROUGH DESTRUCTION and NIHILIST ASSAULT GROUP – Philosophy Of The Hammer LP
4iB022: THE RITA – Journey Of The K-Verband (Throat Lure) 7″
4iB023: SUTCLIFFE JUGEND – S L A V E S 6xCD Box Set
4iB024: AN INNOCENT YOUNG THROAT-CUTTER + THE RITA – Wide-Eyed In The Dark CD
4iB025: PHURPA + MARE DI DIRAC – Misericordia LP
4iB026: KK NULL – Extropy Ground Zero CD
4iB027: VOMIR – Cloitrez Et Tuez Vous Tous CD
4iB028: CREATION THROUGH DESTRUCTION & MAURIZIO BIANCHI – Nullification CD
4iB029: DEMONOLOGISTS – Acid Until I Rot CD
4iB030: MACRONYMPHA – Infinite Perversion CD
4iB031: O PARADIS – Tierra Embrujada CD
4iB032: MAURIZIO BIANCHI (MB) + SOSTRAH TINNITUS – Peripherycal Minimaltronics CD
4iB033: THE NEW BLOCKADERS & INCAPACITANTS – As Anti As Possible CD
4iB034: WEREWOLF JERUSALEM – The Nightmares CD
4iB035: KTT (Kasper Toeplitz) & VOMIR – Espace CD
4iB036: MERZBOW + DEDALI – L’Age D’Or LP
4iB037: ARMENIA - Infraestructura Descontextual CD
4iB038: TENEBRIOUS – Recurring Manifestations Of Esoteric Lunacy CD
4iB039: MAURIZIO BIANCHI & PHARMAKUSTIK – Zersetzung CD
4iB040: KNURL – Risk Of Entrapment CD
4iB041: YVES BOTZ & RORO PERROT – Saboteur CD
4iB042: DARK UNION - Hollywound LP
4iB044: SUTCLIFFE JUGEND – The Deluge CD
4iB045: RICHARD RAMIREZ + ATRAX MORGUE – Your Eyes On My Hands LP
4iB046: SLAVES NO MORE (Ex-Sutcliffe Jugend) – The Unravelling 2xCD
4iB047: M.B. (Maurizio Bianchi) – The Sacral Inhabitat CD
4iB048: K2 / ASTRO / V.O.E.R. - Subconscious Error CD (Upcoming!)
4iB049: DEMONOLOGISTS - Dissociative Themes CD (Upcoming!)
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