Bless Them That Curse You
Locrian and Mamiffer
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Bless Them That Curse You is a collaborative album between Locrian and Mamiffer, and it’s an excerise in how sound can be molded to adjust our emotions. Beyond that, something about this album is so powerful and heavy, I’m almost at a loss for words to describe it. When I listen to this album, I just can’t help but to look within myself and think about my part in life. Locrian and Mamiffer have created the perfect depressing soundtrack for an uplifting life. That’s pretty fitting, because every song on this album is a short film filled with tension, suspense and mountains of organic audio magic. What’s interesting about this release is the way that everyone who hears it will be touched by what they hear in a different way. On the first song, “In Fulminic Blaze,” there is a shamantic energy that flows through the song like the wind. Locrian and Mamiffer are able to project their music through a kaleidoscope of juxtaposition, where what might appear harsh becomes beautiful. Bless Them That Curse You illuminates how sounds are as important as vocals, which there are very few of on this album, although you would never notice. Their 18-minute, 59-second ethereal majestic composition entitled “Metis/Amaranthine/The Emperor” is simply a masterpiece in my universe (how many times have I played it? I lost count at like 75). One of the few songs with actual vocals, it always puts my mind in the right state to appreciate all that is special around me. The vocals on this record seem to float out of the singers mouth into your ears, before expanding into sonic oxygen. I don’t want to give it all away, but I will say that 10 minutes into “Metis/Amaranthine/The Emperor,” something happens – you just have to listen to find out. Bless Them That Curse You will soon be released via Profound Lore (CD – available March 6th), and is out now Sige/Utech Records for the vinyl format, and stay tuned to Sige/Land of Decay for the cassette version. For a look at the awesome artwork and packaging, go here, to check out a rad Artist to Artist interview with them go here and to be able to listen to “Corpus Luteum” off of this killer record go here. In closing, CVLT Nation would like to everyone who created this very special piece of history; this is music that has the power to change DNA!

[audio: In Fulminic Blaze.mp3|titles=Locrian and Mamiffer In Fulminic Blaze] [audio: Corpus Luteum.mp3|titles=Locrian and Mamiffer Corpus Luteum]
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