Out now on the always impressive, Copenhagen-based noise and power electronics label, Moral Defeat, is the split cassette by Denmark's Lidane Livering and Michigan's Dogs of Yama. When we first discovered Dogs of Yama, there was an instant appeal. The dark, immersive soundscapes inspired by ancient funeral practices is some of the most unique and encapsulating material in the industrial, noise and black metal genres today. After being introduced to Lidane Livering, I understood why this split would be one of the most powerful and brvtal cassette releases all year.
Sheltering Void contains 7 total tracks (4 by Livering and 3 by Yama) of post-indstustrial, blackened sonic landscapes. Livering's side begins with a slight rhythmic approach before slowly sliding in to the depths of dark, harsh environments. "Final XVIII" is an incredible journey into post-apocalyptic ambient and the perfect way to end the side and prepare for Dogs of Yama. "Kalaratri" greatly exemplifies Dogs of Yama's approach to composition as it provides an absolutely punishing environment while maintaining a somber, almost quiet feel. Finally, the elegant harshness of "She Who is Death" rounds out a stellar release. Moral Defeat continues to put out some of the rawest, most interesting emerging talent in the noise and dark electronics genre. Pick this up now.
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