FANTOME DE SANG "PURGATOIRE MALVEILLANT" 5CDr (AOW 224)
After the experimental long-form punishment of "Vortex," Fantome De Sang returns with another atypical outing, this time eschewing violence in favor of morbidity, hollowness, nostalgiah, dread, and bitter reflection. An entirely ambient affair, "Purgatoire Malveillant" gives itself over wholly to more expansive and deep sound explorations, rejecting expectation and unveiling a monumental work that will surely alienate some and help others attain transcendence. The skeletal remains of "Maladif Lune," perhaps? The onus is on the listener. Perception and complicity as a statement of intent. This is not a new beginning, nor is it a condemnation of what once was. This is merely an aspect.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies. $25 ppd. in the United States, $38 rest of world.