Saturday, February 25, 2017

GRVD "BURDEN" C102 (AOW 460)

Very pleased to offer up a new full-length release from Ann Arbor, Michigan's blackened noise/drone/ambient/power electronics project GRVD.  I use the word "epic" very frequently when I write about AOW releases and I'm going to use it again here, as it's really the only apt descriptor that conveys the ambition and scope of this album: "Burden" is nothing less a monumental journey through emotional destruction and psychic upheaval, trafficking in all manner of beautiful, crushing, monolithic, vitriolic, and hyper-vicious screams of audio.  Elements of far-away, dissonant black-metal and gauzy post-rock grandeur seep through the sonic excess, only to be flattened away by caustic tidal waves of scathing electronic torment.  This album feels massive in a way that few others do.  It is a statement and a culmination, and it will utterly drain you.
The album can be streamed in its entirety here:

Released in a limited edition of 20 hand-numbered copies.  $10 ppd. in the United States, $26 rest of world.


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