suizidality - Kristen
Dark Ambient, Experimental I've been caught in a bit of a drought as of late; I've been checking out and listening to countless of albums from here to there, and I will admit that I haven't been liking a good one of them. It seemed to me as if 2014 was over, and I would have to wait until next year to really get a taste for something to my liking. However, after browsing on Bandcamp for a good hour or two, I made a find that absolutely disgusted me in the best way possible. Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to show off a new Russian project that goes under the moniker of suizidality.

There isn't much information to be found about this artist at all other than a brief description stating that the artist is based in said country. However, I think their work speaks for itself. Kristen is their debut release, and the cover art alone is enough to make any good soul turn their head and walk away from this project, shouting that it's blasphemous and immoral. A murdered child rests on the front cover, slashed up, and with a note with something written on it in what appears to be blood; I cannot make out what it says entirely, but it is harrowing. If it weren't for all the blood stains, you would think that this child was just resting peacefully.

Equally disturbing in the album would be the music that follows. Beginning off with a motherly figure speaking to an unknown audience, she states that two children named Sarah and Nicola will sing two songs for the audience; a bit of a static wall is behind the sample. As the two children sing, a foreboding line is formed underneath the samples, making it even more creepy. As their chords end, a wall of noise comes across. It's lo-fi, not too loud or screeching to make you throw your headphones off, but the quiet clamor serves well.

Cutting into some real silence with barely a sound to it - though I swore I could hear extremely faint whispering (trust me, this is the type of shit that would slowly drive you insane) - the song soon transforms into more power-electronic driven sound. Underneath all that chaose, there is a bit of a rhythm, though over the avalanche-like disturbance, it's quite hard to tell.

After that, more deathly and ill-omen sounds play out over the laughter of a small child, and more static rolls in. Slight synth effects, drone styled, come out to play, and all the while samples play perfectly with the drudge, either silenced, or over encompassing the main break. After a final sample that plays out amongst a looping and waving effect, we cut straight back to where the beginning left off. The mother makes reason with the kids, trying to get the two little children to sing for her again, and once one of the girls sings Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and the two girls argue, it completely cuts off.

There are a lot of bands and acts and projects out there that claim they are dark and brooding, but a lot of them just focus on Satan or their personal life struggles. While that all may be quite horrible to experience and/or listen to, I don't think I've ever found myself listening to such a sinister track in my whole life. The artwork and song go hand in hand, and you cannot have one without the other; both pieces combined make a bleak atmosphere come to life.

Welcome with open arms suizidality, for this artist has rendered one serious and Hell-bent twenty-six minute ride through a nightmarish inferno.

Kristen is available via Bandcamp under the "name your price" model. Get it.
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Brutal Resonance

suizidality - Kristen

8.5
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2014
I've been caught in a bit of a drought as of late; I've been checking out and listening to countless of albums from here to there, and I will admit that I haven't been liking a good one of them. It seemed to me as if 2014 was over, and I would have to wait until next year to really get a taste for something to my liking. However, after browsing on Bandcamp for a good hour or two, I made a find that absolutely disgusted me in the best way possible. Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to show off a new Russian project that goes under the moniker of suizidality.

There isn't much information to be found about this artist at all other than a brief description stating that the artist is based in said country. However, I think their work speaks for itself. Kristen is their debut release, and the cover art alone is enough to make any good soul turn their head and walk away from this project, shouting that it's blasphemous and immoral. A murdered child rests on the front cover, slashed up, and with a note with something written on it in what appears to be blood; I cannot make out what it says entirely, but it is harrowing. If it weren't for all the blood stains, you would think that this child was just resting peacefully.

Equally disturbing in the album would be the music that follows. Beginning off with a motherly figure speaking to an unknown audience, she states that two children named Sarah and Nicola will sing two songs for the audience; a bit of a static wall is behind the sample. As the two children sing, a foreboding line is formed underneath the samples, making it even more creepy. As their chords end, a wall of noise comes across. It's lo-fi, not too loud or screeching to make you throw your headphones off, but the quiet clamor serves well.

Cutting into some real silence with barely a sound to it - though I swore I could hear extremely faint whispering (trust me, this is the type of shit that would slowly drive you insane) - the song soon transforms into more power-electronic driven sound. Underneath all that chaose, there is a bit of a rhythm, though over the avalanche-like disturbance, it's quite hard to tell.

After that, more deathly and ill-omen sounds play out over the laughter of a small child, and more static rolls in. Slight synth effects, drone styled, come out to play, and all the while samples play perfectly with the drudge, either silenced, or over encompassing the main break. After a final sample that plays out amongst a looping and waving effect, we cut straight back to where the beginning left off. The mother makes reason with the kids, trying to get the two little children to sing for her again, and once one of the girls sings Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and the two girls argue, it completely cuts off.

There are a lot of bands and acts and projects out there that claim they are dark and brooding, but a lot of them just focus on Satan or their personal life struggles. While that all may be quite horrible to experience and/or listen to, I don't think I've ever found myself listening to such a sinister track in my whole life. The artwork and song go hand in hand, and you cannot have one without the other; both pieces combined make a bleak atmosphere come to life.

Welcome with open arms suizidality, for this artist has rendered one serious and Hell-bent twenty-six minute ride through a nightmarish inferno.

Kristen is available via Bandcamp under the "name your price" model. Get it. Dec 11 2014

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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