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ARTIST
TITLE
Serpent's Bite
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
HB 022CD HB 022CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/16/2009

"Zaïmph's first CD release on her own label Heavy Blossom. 'Serpent's Bite' is made up of 8 separate pieces of vapory splendor, pierced metallic sounds, flickering radiance, and exquisite anguish. Culled from the Zaimph archives and recorded between 2005 - 2006; two previously released CDR tracks, now re-edited, rest aside six unreleased tracks. Multiple amplifiers channel dense, 3-dimensional sound played live with no overdubs. This is organic darkness. Grave-vaults of guitar tunnel through distorted clouds of smoke rising from the watery abyss. Vocals of dissolving thoughts recite mysterious incantations. De-tuned piano recordings and infectious drum machine beats dissolve through phantom empires of multiple effects. 'Complete derangement of the senses.' The entirety was mastered by Christelle Gualdi at Loosduinseweg No. 9. Recorded primarily in England, with the exception of tracks 4 & 7, these recordings are as much of a reflecting back as a pulling towards -- Agrippa's Mirror to an unseen Universe. The fox hunted and revered wears a golden breast of jewels reciting from Wordsworth via de Quincey: 'Fabric it seem'd of diamond, and of gold, with alabaster domes, and silver spires....' Settle into the tranquility of repose. Sound is fractured oscillations."