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  • Hecate: Raquel de Grimstone - Freemansonicyouth | RELEASES | ZHARK INTERNATIONAL
    piece Depths of the Nile off of the last 7 of the same title RDG opens up the LP with explosive bass power and lyrics based off of Egyptian Book of the Dead texts All three tracks found on the previously released Mirex single Art Thou Black appear digitally remastered with In the Streets finding a new home amongst an abstract remix utilizing broken beats and moody synths A raw love song Need You mixes Raquel s dissonant voice over a lo fi backing beat while The Witching continues the slow groove and amps up the funk with fucked up lines like One look is all it takes to turn us into monsters Hungry for the bloodletting in the heat of total disaster Activate already reviewed by one fellow artist as being the anthem of the New Aeon brings satanic politics against a backdrop of rolling bass and stepping breaks At this point the CD switches to a brutal onslaught of death metal breaks and industrial mayhem with tracks like Venom Bytes Possess Her and Ransom Himself leaving the listener to wonder what will assault them next She rounds off the CD with a couple cover versions of psychedelic favorites churned through her mechanical madness leaving you slain by her most extreme track Shapeshifters which will be remixed by artists like Bong Ra Abelcain Somatic Responses and others appearing as a double twelve inch on Zhark International by the end of the year Overall this CD presents the listener with a fast ride through an ever changing environment of psychological explorations with most tracks lasting between two or four minutes Another side project of Hecate revealing a more forthright side of the iniquitous breakcore producer FreeMansonicYouth provides a diabolic experience from start to finish 1 Depths of the Nile 2

    Original URL path: http://www.zhark.org/releases.php?id=19 (2016-05-01)
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  • Richard for Cerebellum : Words That Breathe, Thoughts that Burn | RELEASES | ZHARK INTERNATIONAL
    survival a call for the underdog to rise above the industrial waste of the psyche and shine some rusted soul to life dd Richard For Cerebellum is the brain child of Lorren Stafford Minneapolis based composer classically trained pianist cellist and violinist Most of the pieces on thoughts that breathe were written and recorded over a period of 10 years from 1987 to 1997 After the record was completed it was buried in a deep dark crypt for 7 years before clawing its way out of the grave and onto the Zhark roster Conceived as a film score to a non existent film thoughts that breathe brings classical chops an epic sense of vertical density vast chasms of contrasting elements and a diverse sonic palette to bear on this coherent collection of musical landscapes Traditional instruments such as guitar cello clarinet and string sections share the orchestra pit with samplers synths found instruments field recordings circuit bent instruments cutting edge software and arcane audio electronic devices Lorren currently produces music as S M Zhark and collaborates in a diverse collection of projects the organic electronic duo low orbit ultra dense improvisational guitar cello freakout Panzram experimental noise ambient project Nautipuss and the doom drone breakmetal monster Treachery with fellow Zhark mates Rachel Kozak Martin Frank Lorren is also the founder and owner of Blackbox Music Electronics designer and manufacturer of boutique guitar effects and music electronics Richard for Cerebellum Zhark CD005 Thoughts that breathe words that burn Lucid thoughts that breathe Propaganda room 101 mix Machines Devils angels Xavier music for an execution Nada prelude Hope deferred requiem VI In absence of illumination Symphony for dying All Releases by Artist Various Various XIII Various Shapeshifters The Remixes Various Zhark CD comp 0001 Hecate Hecate Wholesale Massacre of all Identifiable Replicas

    Original URL path: http://www.zhark.org/releases.php?id=10 (2016-05-01)
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  • Abelcain: The Garden | RELEASES | ZHARK INTERNATIONAL
    example as a staple on the Zhark label his style is certainly one of intrigue agitation and downright craziness Look no further than The Garden EP for proof especially the twisted machinations of Bitter Moon Blossom with its brief but destructive bits and pieces of death metal guitars and screams bent into submission and forming odd progressions held together by pummeling beats that scamper and skitter across the track The title track also kicks off with an assortment of faded string samples creating a bed of ominous ambience giving the beats prominence as they fritter around in their usual breakneck fashion Add some deep synth attacks and you have a nice piece of abstract drum bass infused IDM The same can be said for Black Bone Orchid with its string quartet tones evoking something you d hear in the soundtrack of horror mystery suspense film though offset by some more synth bass rolls Closing the EP out is Danse Macabre a track that amalgamates all those elements of the three previous tracks frenzied synth and drum programming slight screams and chugs of deathly guitar and samples reminiscent of a horror or mystery film creating a gothic atmosphere befitting any excursion into the dark and dreary recesses of the world The Garden EP is perfect music for a moonlit night instilling enough fright and unease in the listener that one could imagine being trapped in a haunted house designed by M C Escher Where other IDM artists are content to present a picture of musical mental illness Abelcain takes us through more familiar horrors the kind we all know and love but are no less frightened for it All Releases by Artist Various Various XIII Various Shapeshifters The Remixes Various Zhark CD comp 0001 Hecate Hecate Wholesale Massacre of all Identifiable

    Original URL path: http://www.zhark.org/releases.php?id=6 (2016-05-01)
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  • Abelcain: Pantheon of Fiends | RELEASES | ZHARK INTERNATIONAL
    anyone scored a horror film with music like this before With rhythms that imitate insects surrying and skeletons marching up stairs in a dank castle this record would be the perfect way to bring Hollywood s fascination with remaking horror classics into the new millenium While so many of Abelcain s peers are off on an experiment to further molest the amen break with layers of distortion and monotonous bass pounding Fiends finds success in a different formula Cleaning up the beats allows their razorblade cuts and sutures to bounce giddily off of atonal pianos and theremin samples Focusing on the precise composition of well known sounds rather than the quest to produce squelches and skree heretofore unexplored makes the record feel as classic as the references is swipes In the end like the best horror movies Pantheon of Fiends takes the familiar and makes it creepy brooding and at the same time fun People don t go to horror movies to be scared for the sake of being truly afraid they go to be scared as entertainment and Pantheon of Fiends is above all else entertaining Matthew Jeanes and ABELCAIN REVIEWED ON REGEN COM Pantheon of Fiends Complex breakcore celebrating classic horror films making for an intriguing and visceral gallery of the fiendish and frightful Abelcain has been a member of the Zhark Records roster for quite some time churning out his own twisted brand of breakcore and hard drum bass Not unlike his contemporaries on the label Abelcain s sound is a dramatically frantic concoction of mutilated breakbeats and fractured synths and samples that are always sure to hurl the listener into a dizzy spell With Pantheon of Fiends his fourth Zhark release we are treated to his trademark array of eccentric progressions and patterns paying tribute to classic horror films with a fresh approach of distorted electronic ferocity From the onset of the introductory track s atonal piano and horrific atmosphere augmented by sounds of creaking and screaming we are plunged into a festering world of strange imagery monochrome and monstrous The album then proceeds in dramatic form overlaying symphonic manipulations and waves of synths with percussive attacks that could be described as insane ramblings if not for a subtle sense of intricate structure Beneath it all is a clear sense of musical direction with subtle melodies evoking the scary movies of old in fine form Just listen to Curse of Dracula with its hints of dark ambience to the tense buildup of strings flashing by like vampire bats or even to the scurrying synths of Musca Domestica racing by like frenzied houseflies Also noteworthy is Resurrection of Imhotep which has a slower rhythm than the majority of the album but is no less intense as its arrangement of creepy organ and rapid fire percussion perfectly complements the image of being trapped in an ancient pyramid labyrinth pursued by a hideous mummy It could be argued that the primary flaw with Pantheon of Fiends is its lack

    Original URL path: http://www.zhark.org/releases.php?id=8 (2016-05-01)
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  • Abelcain: Abelcain vs CDatakill | RELEASES | ZHARK INTERNATIONAL
    his music takes it to a much artier and musical level without all the ravey nonsense as great as that can be Cdatakill also concocts an inspired atmospheric flip side to this beast All Releases by Artist Various Various XIII Various Shapeshifters The Remixes Various Zhark CD comp 0001 Hecate Hecate Wholesale Massacre of all Identifiable Replicas Hecate Seven Veils of Silence Hecate Ascension Chamber Hecate Magick of Female Ejaculation

    Original URL path: http://www.zhark.org/releases.php?id=22 (2016-05-01)
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  • S/M: Slutmachine EP | RELEASES | ZHARK INTERNATIONAL
    A1 Xistor 4 38 A2 Battlefield Calm 7 11 B1 Ada The Dread 5 56 B2 Adamantium Scythe In Your Diamond Eye 4 44 All Releases by Artist Various Various XIII Various Shapeshifters The Remixes Various Zhark CD comp 0001 Hecate Hecate Wholesale Massacre of all Identifiable Replicas Hecate Seven Veils of Silence Hecate Ascension Chamber Hecate Magick of Female Ejaculation Hecate Raquel de Grimstone Freemansonicyouth Hecate Jacks off the

    Original URL path: http://www.zhark.org/releases.php?id=20 (2016-05-01)
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  • Xanopticon: The Silver Key EP | RELEASES | ZHARK INTERNATIONAL
    pummeling yet aerodynamic aesthetic which cuts through any dancefloor like shards of broken mirror against the fabric of time The new elegance in his production shines through with less clutter in the chaos no excess to be found in this excessive masterpiece The flip side delivers the driving Stable Fire an experiment in capturing the essence of the explosive element Once again his sreamlined beats unlock doors to forbidden states of physical frenzy Forgotten Language rounds this 12 off with the sinister buzzing breaks and scraping bass which he has built his well deserved reputation on Zhark is proud to restart from its hiatus with the great Silver Key for in its cryptical arabesques there may stand symbolised all the aims and mysteries of a blindly impersonal cosmos All Releases by Artist Various Various XIII Various Shapeshifters The Remixes Various Zhark CD comp 0001 Hecate Hecate Wholesale Massacre of all Identifiable Replicas Hecate Seven Veils of Silence Hecate Ascension Chamber Hecate Magick of Female Ejaculation Hecate Raquel de Grimstone Freemansonicyouth Hecate Jacks off the Jackal Hecate Negative World Status Hecate Brew Hideous Rerelease with Remixes Bong Ra Bong Ra Vitus Blister Richard for Cerebellum Richard for Cerebellum Words That Breathe

    Original URL path: http://www.zhark.org/releases.php?id=1 (2016-05-01)
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  • Venetian Snares: Salt | RELEASES | ZHARK INTERNATIONAL
    nearly overlooked Diffuse Vertigo Jenny which is my pick from this release Fishead All Releases by Artist Various Various XIII Various Shapeshifters The Remixes Various Zhark CD comp 0001 Hecate Hecate Wholesale Massacre of all Identifiable Replicas Hecate Seven Veils of Silence Hecate Ascension Chamber Hecate Magick of Female Ejaculation Hecate Raquel de Grimstone Freemansonicyouth Hecate Jacks off the Jackal Hecate Negative World Status Hecate Brew Hideous Rerelease with Remixes

    Original URL path: http://www.zhark.org/releases.php?id=23 (2016-05-01)
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