PROSTITUTES OF THE 19TH CENTURY "THE VICTORIAN IDEAL" 2CDR (AOW 399)
Massive double album from Denmark's Prostitutes Of The 19th Century, following up the project's stunning debut cassette released earlier this year on Carnal Void. "The Victorian Ideal" presents six dense, crumbling, hollow-sounding walls, beautifully far away sounding and epic in their bass-driven almost-ambience. There is both a violence and a calm present in these compositions, a numbing and belligerent focus on texture and atmosphere as opposed to blind rage. The six walls here present a truly erotic aura, a haze of sound that recalls late nights of absinthe-induced orgies and clouded perceptions, of desires unhindered and darknesses unforeseen.
An absolutely astonishing listen, a journey into history's forgotten pornographies.
Packaged in a double DVD case, with gorgeous artwork utilizing old Victorian erotic photography, in a limited edition of 15 hand-numbered copies. $12 ppd. in the United States, $28 rest of world.