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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Famine - "Cocytus"


Artist: Famine
Album: Cocytus EP
Label: Bugs Crawling Out Of People
Year: 2008
Genre: Minimal Dark Ambient/Drone

Well, I can't really legitimately review this album, since it's on the label I released on and Famine did some mastering on my EP. However, suffice to say that any fans of minimalist dark ambient and especially dark drone (think when Vidna Obmana, Steve Roach, Raison D'etre, etc are doing drone) should pick this up. It is available as both free download and physical CD. Cocytus features several tracks that were written in 1995, however with the re-mastering/whatever, I sure as hell can't tell. This easily sounds as good as, say, the new Hecq or any Cold Meat Industry release. Cocytus is pure atmospheric darkness. Hey, it's fucking free, what do you have to lose?

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-dan barrett

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

wasn't the same statue on a god lives underwater cd cover as well?

Dan Barrett said...

yeah it might be the same one as on "Empty". Not the same angle though. But IMO it looks a lot cooler and more 'evil' on Cocytus