Elegant, accessible electronica with rich, often industrial timbres, likely to appeal to anyone with a strong taste for NIN instrumentals (like me). The cover photo is incongruous at best.
Favorite track: Abgereist.
Sigil, an inscribed or painted symbol considered to have magical power. The title of the custom built sound library by Nathan Moody which is utilized by both himself and Marco Petracca (HHNOI) to create ‘Future Rituals’. In a current musical climate almost entirely focused on calming ambience and nostalgia, the dystopian-like refraction that ensues from the multiple manipulations of these sounds provokes the listener to stray outside the confines of established audio comforts.
Moody and Petracca play off each other within the realms of their sound sculpting, eagerly encouraging one another to push boundaries and play with the concept of fear and hope. Future Rituals could be considered a lullaby for a nightmare, an echoing future relaying its apocalyptic perceptions into the civilised past.
Whilst Moody pertains to amplify and strengthen the army of sounds within the library, Petracca looks to disassemble it. Much like an audio-based conflict, the two musicians find themselves locked in a cyclical assault which in turn reinforces the notion behind the releases creation.
A lullaby, an elegy, the soundtrack for dying civilisations? Perhaps it is all of the above.
released June 14, 2019
Written & Produced by: Nathan Moody & Marco Petracca
Mastering by: Lopazz
Artwork by: Markus Scholz
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Oozing cheese cloth and diaphragmatic exercise. Planned parenthood visits with elderly and newborn crystalline gazers at sharp city whiz-bys. Lofty eagle crooks soaking perniciously as the egg hazmats carefully consider their apron soak pattern. Log cabin ego waffles. loudclouds
supported by 10 fans who also own “Future Rituals”
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