Nigredo: the alchemists believed that as a first step in the pathway to the philosopher's stone all alchemical ingredients had to be cleansed and cooked extensively to a uniform black matter.. In psychology, Carl Jung interpreted nigredo as a moment of maximum despair, that is a prerequisite to personal development..
Hailing from Portugal; Nigredo were Paulo Maldoror & Lucrecia Bosch.. with this release: Cantiones Profanae [profane songs] on the Portuguese label Putrefactio we delve into dark ritual atmospheres where thee burning away ov all our preconceptions commences as a transformitive process.. thee tape info lists this cassette as being a c46.. 46 divided amongst thee two halves ov thee cassette being: two 23 minute passages.. [though they both seem to come out to about twenty-one or so minutes..]
thee first sektion ov occult sonorism begins with thee reverberated calling ov horns and plodding ritual percussion, and tis subsumed in a cacophany ov lo-fi esoteric elektronikx.. a sudden cessation.. restrained reverb-drenched ritual percussion returns.. about five and a half minutes in appear very strange trancing sounds for a while.. suddenly distant processed chants & powerfull clangs ov metal.. suddenly another shift and thee same sounds appear to be drenched in some strange tremulous effecting.. another shift to what seems to be thee feedback from restrained percussions let loose.. quietness and scarce strikes ov percussion.. clattering ov bells.. most ov thee rest ov thee side could be described as some sort ov combination ov these elements ov occult elektronikx & ritualised percussions..
thee second sektion begins with a familiar sektion ov indecipherable feminine vocalisations amidst darkly beatific drones which ends abruptly with a feminine scream.. rumbling drones ov trancing lo-fi atmosphere ensue with what sounds to be a locked-groove ov ritual percussions.. suddenly all is much slower & quieter with longer spacing to reflect on the depths which thee trance tis obtaining.. transition to a heavilly reverbed pulse echoing.. cut to collage ov indecipherable distant vocalisations and great minimal percussion!! cut once more to reverberating bells and a distant choir.. next comes a brilliant ethnographic recording ov what appears to be some sort ov Asiatic ritual performance with prayer drums, bells, powerfull vocal presences!! transition to trancing elektronikx accompanied by repetitious chanting!! next great restrained percussion with more distant vocal chanting which continues after thee cessation ov the drumming!! reverberated calling ov horns!! strange esoteric elektronikx draw this side toward it's conclusion..
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(transferred by [[F@R@W@Y]] / review by crepusculum)
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A.C.T.U.S. - Presence Of Mind - VHS [novum organum]
Bardo Thodol - Dead In Lithang [kangyur recordings]
Bestattungstitut [any recordings]
Body Without Organs - Black Sun (the live recordings of Body Without Organs) [audiofile tapes]
Demon Womb - Antiwords [bestattungsinstitut]
Exotoendo - Transept [harmonie]
Fetus Furs [any recordings..]
Hex Minora - An Acceptable Level Of Violence [jm-tapes]
Hospital Psiquiatrico [any recordings]
L.S.D. (Gianfranco Santoro) [any releases]
Lvnvs - Loch - VHS
Marco Farina - Xex-O Plastiquo - VHS
M. Nomized & Devis G. - The Hands [fraction studio]
Morbus - Morbus Horrendous [maldoror tapes]
Nigredo [all recordings]
Ronan Le Deroff [all recordings]
Rosemary's Baby [all releases]
Rosengracht [all releases]
Schaum Der Tage [all releases]
S-Core & Stefano Biasin - Untitled [afflict reocrds]
Siegmar Fricke [any recordings]
Spin Box - Pragmaticus [olde europa cafe]
Stato Terminale [any recordings]
Stefano Biasin & Alain Basso - Par Couer [dedali opera]
Stefan Biasin & DeviLs G - DeMonique - VHS [low tech recordings]
T.A.C. - Senza Titolo [anschlag prod.]
Tem Oph Ab - Cristallino All'infinito [rarefazioni uterine]
Tem Oph Ab / No - split [rarefazioni uterine]
Tem Oph Ab / The End - split [rarefazioni uterine]
Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth [all recordings]
Teatro Satanico - Bitchcraft / Witchcraft - VHS
The Dead - The Dead [ionisation tapes]
Therabqud Leic [any recordings]
Yarin Son Gundur - Demain Est Le Dernier Jour [kangyur recordings]
va - A/aND: A Cross-Cultural Collaboration Between A/a & AND Magazines
va - Aera Obscuru [maldoror tapes]
va - Defaecatio - [biotope art organisation]
va - Fratricide [get a job records]
va - Hear The Roar Of Mountains - Volumes I & II [audiofile tapes]
va - Labyrinth Vol. 1 [tragic figures]
va - any ov thee releases in thee series: New Aeon Symbols [abyss records]