Self Initiation

by Ascetic:

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Dylan Barry
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Dylan Barry Good album, but my CD order was never honoured. Many unanswered emails and a Paypal dispute later, I finally have my money back. OSCL only sell clothing losers
Christian Schaefer
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Christian Schaefer Featured this album on the fourth issue of RULE of THREE ( Religion opens with a pseudo-mechanical drum rhythm and a thick, heavy synth bass that is quickly followed by a deceptively simple and emotive guitar line that comes back again and again with increasing effect and drama throughout the track. The vocals are “spot on” in terms of melody, hook, lyrics and overall mood - this is how it is done. Driving. Dark. Sublime. Favorite track: Religion.
Zachary Morgason
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Zachary Morgason Never received this shipment. This should be taken off the site as an item for purchase. Favorite track: Uroboros (Up From Eden).
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Exploring themes of union and dissociation, impossibly forgotten moments, process become form, ASCETIC:
Drawn from a collective obsession with fringe philosophy and post-new-age consciousness, Self Initiation evokes the moods & spaces of 4AD’s early roster (Swans, Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins), with a nod to contemporaries The Soft Moon, Factory Floor & Portishead’s ‘Third’. Thick pulsing rhythms erupt into glorious, cascading conclusion; from narcissistic rants, to sickly crooned anthems; from the outer regions of reality to the depths of the subconscious, a white shadow emerging from the process: ASCETIC.
Recorded, mixed & mastered at Birdland by Lindsay Gravina & Rob Long (HTRK, New War, Rowland S. Howard, Hungry Ghosts).
Ascetic: - Self Initiation will be released worldwide through OSCL Records on March 4th, 2013.


released March 4, 2013



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