Monday, July 30, 2012


The fear of the unknown is secondary perhaps only to the fear of personal mutilation and pain, the paranoia ever-present in situations where survival instinct and physical endurance are pitted against forces beyond understanding and human experience.  Necronom IV is a new and incredibly impressive dark ambient entity  projecting that fear and anxiety into a series of massive recordings based on Ridley Scott's Alien, perhaps the ultimate expression of the fear of the unknown existing in modern popular culture.  Necronom IV's approach is severe and dense, evoking the hollow and lonely infinity of the cosmos married to a growing sense of unease and horror.  You are simply adrift in the magnitude, being pulled ever further into darker reaches, receding into the glistening eyelessness of a nature far-removed from your own.
Altar Of Waste is extremely pleased to bring this series to light, showcasing an artist with astonishing focus and an understanding of the cosmic.  "Suffocation" is the first volume in a projected five-album cycle, and is presented in a DVD package designed and constructed by Cory Strand in a limited edition of 10 hand-numbered copies.  $10 ppd. in the United States, $18 ppd. rest of world.


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