Happy release day to Skambidt and the epic arrival of Ætsende Sjæl!
A few statements have already settled.
Ingrown Radio (US): “This is seriously fantastic work, truly incredible stuff!”
Visual Atelier 8 (Italy): “The sound design has reached the genre with a solid sound. The sound design is well-balanced and also well produced…”
Alt77 (Sweden): “Oh, this is great. I really love the menacing soundscapes. It does remind me of Throbbing Gristle. Somehow, this is very listenable to me.”
BlackPlastic.co.uk (England): “a distinctive, sinister and foreboding sound. Obviously lots of experimental, industrial elements here.”
About the album:
Ætsende Sjæl (Corrosive Soul) is the 3´rd official release from Lars Kivig and his experimental electro-acoustic endeavor, Skambidt. Presenting a nonlinear, wide and deep array of audio soundscapes that blends dark ambient, sound art and a profound omnipresent foundation of instability, insecurity in the space between life and death.
Ætsende Sjæl is handcrafted by Lars Kivig using Eurorack modular synthesizers and features several prominent guest artists. Kristof Hahn (Swans) on Lap Steel Guitar, Thomas Wydler (The Bad Seeds) on drums and percussion, Meagan Palmer (The Dream Lovers) on vocals, John Contreras (Current 93) on cello. Last but not least, Lasse Vistisen (Doula) on synth bass.
Release date: October 13 (Bandcamp and all other digital platforms)
Bandcamp link: Ætsende Sjæl | Skambidt (bandcamp.com)