In the Empty Wreckage of a Dream
Gears of Sand Recordings is proud to mark it's 50th release (official release not until Jan 15) the absolutely caustic and engrossing new album from Light of Shipwreck. As the first full length since the highly acclaimed 'From the Idle Cylinders'--released on the Crucial Bliss imprint in 2007-- 'In the Empty Wreckage of a Dream' is one massive composition organized into two separate parts clocking in at nearly 50 minutes of mind blowing, atmospherics. Part 1 has all the patented LoS drum explosions and heavily layered guitar blasts and drones; only this time it's all far more ominous. Severed black metal riffs are transmuted into caterwauling motifs that ebb and flow across the stereo field literally throwing the listener into an all consuming immersion. You must take the journey into this foreboding dream, you must listen to what comes next - only then will you understand ... This disc is like Nadja meets Angel Blood meets Abruptum meets, even, Dead Can Dance - the entire work pulls the dark drone genre from it's roots like a great red wood and throws into a towering ritual blaze. Part 2 is what emerges from the ashes - a rite of passage into something completely inexplicable: the emergence from the dream begins with psycho off beat fibrillations that juxtaposes a haunting and strange howl of a riff with dark growls - a inexplicable transformation - Light of Shipwreck forges it's own course and this time it is an altogether huge, sprawling canvass of razor focused din and dirge.... The packaging is a traditional jewel case, shrink wrapped, laser on disc graphics w/ black cave scrawling aesthetics by the artist.