Russian/Japanese/American experimental ritualistic black metal entity 夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) emerge from slumber with Noč Na Krayu Sveta (Night at the Edge of the World), a two song/half-hour LP of liquefying hallucinogenic sonic alchemy and transcendental avant-garde excellence.
In the vast two-song composition, 夢遊病者 morph into their most abstract and defiant state yet, reaching a state of near-ethereal cinematic deconstructionism that only leaves vague traces and queues of their primordial and vast melting pot of influences. Within, black metal, kraut, noise rock, free-jazz, drone, middle-eastern incantations and ritualistic psychedelia are melted down in a lysergic kaleidoscopic frenzy of sounds and then sublimated to reach a new zenith of masterful immateriality which consecrates the band at its most ambitious and confrontational state yet.
Challenging the listener’s senses and perception at multiple levels, Noč Na Krayu Sveta pries the mind open to enter its deepest levels, defying its boundaries and expectations almost with arrogant unpredictability, crossing thresholds of experimentalism and of creative ambition we hadn’t yet fathomed in the band’s still short but extraordinary career, but which we can now gaze into in complete awe and wonder. The result… something standing astonishingly between Ved Buens Ende, Zeni Geva, Bohren And Der Club of Gore, Galloping Coroners, Urfaust, and The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble.
Order from Sentient Ruin Laboratories on purple vinyl (200 copies), test cassette w/die-hard packaging (1 copy available) and limited edition cassette (100 copies). Digital download also available.