Locrian / Clearing, The
Album: Clearing, The   Collection:General
Artist:Locrian   Added:Jan 2012
Label:Fan Death Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-06-30 Pull Date: 2012-09-02 Charts: Loud, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Sep 2 Aug 12 Jul 29 Jul 22 Jul 8 Jul 1
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 30, 2012: minimum entropy ii
Chalk Point
4. Jul 19, 2012: Catharsis
Augury In An Evaporating Tower
2. Aug 09, 2012: Catharsis
Augury In An Evaporating Tower
5. Jul 18, 2012: Brownian Motion
Chalk Point
3. Jul 25, 2012: ThermoNuclear Bar
Chalk Point
6. Jul 18, 2012: The Thermonuclear bar
Augury In An Evaporating Tower

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-06-29
Heavy, spacious and ethereal dark ambient / black metal with diverse influences ranging from doom to industrial, noise, drone, you name it. A dense, suffocating, macabre atmosphere drenches the ears in various thoughtful layers of guitar, keyboards, and heavily reverbed drums, which are loud and grandiose like those long Nadja dirges. There are occasional “song” parts with metallic riffing and vocals, but otherwise it’s just eerie, haunting, cinematic darkness. RIYL Xasthur, Jesu, Throbbing Gristle, Sunn O))), Abruptum

1. (8:14) Gloomy subterranean funeral march, starts off with pitch-black ambience and builds into a hazy dirge with far-off chanting vocals
2. (6:39) Harsh, wintry, black metal savagery buried under fuzzy layers of dark synth. The only fast song on here.
3. (6:39) Subtle noisy soundscapes swell and decay, followed by some sparse folksy acoustic strumming, shimmering dreamy guitar echoes, fades into a harsh industrial ether
4. (17:26) If you dig SunnO)))’s tracks with Attila Csihar of Mayhem, then this is for you. A long, slowly plodding dirge of low rumbling bass, morbid fuzz and static, and a collage of haunted screaming voices calling from the void…

Track Listing
1. Chalk Point   3. Coprolite
2. Augury In An Evaporating Tower   4. The Clearing