Prakhûrz dhak dushatâr Uruk​-​hai​-​ob

by Ugadhol Ghaash Ala-aska

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"Long (C68!), hyper-minimal dark spirit zones, divided into sections with titles like 'Bear Spirit' and 'Black Semen.' This one's still heavy on the heart, but is easier on the ears, with plenty of acoustic instrumentation to soothe your headache even as you question the point of existence." FM DUST

"This is one of Fire Island, AK's darkest and dreamiest recordings, a cassette called Prakhurz dhak dushatar Uruk-hai-ob and subtitled 'Shamanic Sex Rituals Of Orcs,' featuring ten tracks of super minimal black ambience and abstract kosmiche drift. As with some of the other Fire Island AK releases, sole member Thomas Boettner uses a weird assortment of sound devices and percussive instruments to create these strange desiccated soundscapes. Music boxes, buddha machines, pieces of toy piano, alto sax reed, thunder tube and an 'egg vibrator' appear alongside his normal setup of harmonium, guitar, percussion, tapes, effects and electronics. The tracks move through shadowy terrain, barren wastelands of spacious emptiness flecked with bits of piano and blown-out electronic keyboard tones, cavernous dark ambience that's invaded by moldy, decomposing melodies, and LONG stretches of almost total silence, with distant sonic events occurring far off on the edges of the periphery of hearing. As the tapes progresses, things do get more active, with murky orchestral strings and distorted vocals surfacing next to barely-there drones and delicate percussive chimes, choral voices howling deep beneath the ocean of tape hiss, strains of harmonica drifting across the desolate waste, the sound of metal clanking and echoing through deep subterranean chambers, hazy metallic whir and formless percussive throb, squealing free-jazz sax squirming through clouds of delay and murky sewer ambience. A warped combination of strange ritualistic ambience, nightmarish dronejazz, and decomposing industrial, similar to the spectral blacknoise weirdness of Aymrev Erkoz Prevre and Neuntoter Der Plage." CRUCIAL BLAST

NO SYNTHESIZERS WERE USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF THIS CASSETTE

RECORDED JUNE - SEPTEMBER 2008
SOUTH CAROLINA 29301-3557 USA

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released October 1, 2008

T. Boettner: music box, harmonium, FM3 Buddha Machines (four), toy piano guts, cello bow, alto saxophone mouthpiece/reed, percussion, thunder tube, egg vibrator, feedback, chromaharp, acoustic guitar, ocarina, tapes, recorder, vocals, pedals, sequencing / mixing / production, artwork

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fire island, AK Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Somewhere in between the homemade industrial gristle of Wolf Eyes, damaged basement black metal ambience and the mysterious blackened textures of Prurient's recent output [... F]ans of disquieting graveyard drift and occult basement industro-buzz should check this guy out." - CRUCIAL BLAST RECORDS

"Anchorage's major bummer kingpin" - FM Dust
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