(Mystery Sea)

“Gradual decompression”, third track of this CD, is a dark masterpiece alone worthy of extremely high degrees of laudability. Indeed the whole “Lithophonia” – made with sounds captured in an old hospital – is a positive example in many of its aspects. Not afraid to show influences (Lustmord on top of all) Caesar Ursic’s music slides through a world of forgotten ruins and sculpted sonorities, as to look for the very sources of microfossil stains. Grey perspectives accompany the listener throughout, indicating a steady path to obscurity that only seldom is interrupted by the appearance of a dim light observed through breaks in the wall. The weight of solitude is an always present heavy burden and the whole disc is an exercise in sustaining open-eyed nightmares.

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