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The Mirror Void is the forthcoming full-length from mysterious one-man black metal unit NEKRASOV. With The Mirror Void, founderNKSVcontinues to orbit between the two poles of power electronics and black metal, but the singular focus on otherworldliness remains consistent, and while the experience is challenging to the utmost, it is also ultimately rewarding.
As a precursor to its release, today Invisible Oranges offers up “Fragmentation And The Rapid Quicksand Of Concept” for communal celebration, issuing of the track, “From fuzzed-out, hyper-scream vocals to the incessant drumming (only shifting beats twice), ‘Fragmentation And The Rapid Quicksand Of Concept’ assaults without pause as the shortest but densest song on The Mirror Void. Here, NEKRASOV‘s modus operandi is made clear: build a solid, unwavering drum foundation, layer it with uncompromising guitar distortion, and then cover it with super-processed shrieks. While this seems straightforward enough, there’s artistry in managing so much input and volume: it comes down to texture, attack, and ambiance. Keep in mind that NEKRASOV has dabbled in full noise abstraction in the past (e.g. 2010’s Extinction); with The Mirror Void, the approach is decisively more black metal.”
Read more and hear “Fragmentation And The Rapid Quicksand Of Concept” courtesy of Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION.
The Mirror Void will see release November 10th on CD, LP, and digital formats via Prosthetic Records. For preorders, point your browser HERE where you can also sample first single, “Whatever Pleases You, Keeps You Back.”
For over twenty years, NEKRASOV has managed to produce a furious and manic sound while experimenting with a broad spectrum of avant-garde techniques beginning with his first release, Into The No-Man’s Sphere Of The Ancient Days, in 2007. With ambient and industrial elements colliding against his black metal roots along with abstract vocals that approach the noise of the guitar, NEKRASOV has carved out and created his own niche and cult following.
The Mirror Void is black metal reimagined. Not the tamed and domesticated sound possessed by so many bands today, not just another cool extreme metal subgenre, but instead, an alternative history where black metal dives deeper into its most challenging tendencies and embraces what philosopher Nick Land would term the Radical Outside. Here, misanthropy is not enough, seeing as how hating mankind would still be assigning it some sort of significance. This isn’t inhumanity, this is Unhumanity, the universe existing without us. Not unlike the negative metal NEKRASOV‘s other project, Rebel Wizard, this is just more disturbing and alarming. NEKRASOV is reminiscent of some unhallowed Lovecraftian vault, where the dreamer meets his dream: the abyss of mind and space alike, where he compositionally depicts the hinges in the deep recesses of the mind, that only a visionary can uncover. Once revealed, it’s up to the listener on whether he or she can handle the outcome.