A heart-crushingly gorgeous work of intense personal exploration from Nighttime In The Abyss's Alocer Christus, here abandoning the apocalyptic blackness of NITA in favor of something more sorrowful, disturbing, melancholic and harrowing. It is not for me to tell the story behind this album; all I can say is that it was born of intense psychic pain and a sense of loss most people never have to fathom, and those despondent emotions come through in the music in a way that few artists are able to summon up. This is brutally emotional self-evisceration and one person's attempt to understand the frailty of being through art. Listening to this album, really listening to it and becoming engaged with it (i would recommend deep and focused listening with headphones in the dark), is a transcendent passage of time that will stay with you long after the audio has drifted out of your ears. A staggering and powerful work from one of the noise scene's most creative iconoclasts.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 15 hand-numbered copies. $15 ppd. in the United States, $28 rest of world.