In MORTAL FEEL, sleepdepth, now SOMNO PROFUNDANTE · 솜노 프로푼단테, attempts to extinguish all light. Whereas R F △ I I T V was made with something approaching a spiritual purpose, in this release we placed all focus on the body, on the earth, on the motions of energy. As this denial of the spirit became apparent, Satanic purpose undulated underneath as we recognized a shared spirit within the Norwegian Black Metal dissonance and the violent, sleazy occultism of witchsploitation and Eurohorror.
The release encompasses 7 Trax, one for each Fulcian Gateway to Hell.
WILLOWBROOK arrives from the Frizzi tradition,in platforms and rags, with descending arpeggios draped over the ghosts of howling Innocents. The name comes from the Willowbrook State School as documented by Geraldo Rivera in 1972.
A subset of these songs were intended to serve as music library entries of a Vendetta theme:
POSER CORPSE: The Recognition
RIDE out of the GRAVE: The Confrontation
G H O S T R I D D A N C E: The Pursuit
BLOOD LIBEL: The Punishment
MORTAL FEEL serves as a tribute to a personal Ur-Song. When we were a very small child, our mother would play original cast recordings of The Phantom of the Opera. The minor keys and filtered organs moved us to sing in two voices. While we cribbed no riffs for this, we tried to capture the romantic doom of that we felt and sang to ourselves.
Included in the album download is a rip of the cassette, which is a vastly different character, full of saturation and hiss. I don't do Dolby.
"Grave yard music that gets inside, that animates, that compels you to dance; The Mortal Feel tugs at the nerve-endings. With its combination of body-moving beats and spooky atmosphere, this album is a masterpiece of dissonance, aural and cognitive. Unique textures and tense builds are a black-gloved killer loose in your house, but you feel you’re somehow aligned with him. Thanks for the weirdness, for this bit of weird, throbbing, Bacchanalia." - Sarah Fayad
released October 22, 2016
SALAZAR: KORG MS-20 MINI, ROLAND JUNO 106, ROLAND TR-8, ROLAND SH-101, KAWAII R-50e, YAMAHA TQ5, WALDORF BLOFELD SL, SQUARP PYRAMID, GUITAR and BASS
SOMNO PROFUNDANTE (fka sleepdepth)Albuquerque, New Mexico
Using found sounds and a mixture of vintage, modern and home made equipment, SOMNO PROFUNDANTE invokes the demon haunted
woodlands of Norway, the industrial sound of Sheffield, Giorgio's arpeggiated ecstasy and the somber zombie shuffles of 70's Italia....more