In The Lugubrious Silence Of Eternal Night

by Golden Ashes

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XUL//EXCELSI Op die noot van dankbaarheid:

jy is regtig lewendig wanneer jy nie daaraan dink nie. Klein oomblikke van gawe. Sonstrale deur die kombuisruit met kerkmusiek in jou ore en jou hande in warm skottelgoedwater. Goddank.

Mories is argivis, evangelis, dinamietstaaf om groewe oop te skiet waarin die kinders kan speel vir jare om te kom.

Ek hoop daar is warmte in jou toring, die mense daaronder is buitendien nie jou tyd werd as dít is hoe jy dit eerder verdryf nie. Dis die Jirre se werk dié. —LD Favorite track: When Every Word Uttered Is As Whip Cuts Into Flesh.
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Metallurgical Fire The most unique sound currently in the world of black metal. This is a mesmerizing album, even more powerful than the debut. Any fans of black metal, darksynth or experimental music should experience it. Favorite track: When Every Word Uttered Is As Whip Cuts Into Flesh.
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la_porte Intense and different keyboard-driven, guitar-less black metal, using melodic and pummeling washes as a primary weapon. The result is a twisted take on symphonic music, making for a very surreal, unique and spooky experience, while remaining "bright". At times absolutely majestic and glorious!
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GOLDEN ASHES burst forth from the womb of time eternal in 2018 with The Desolation EP. Although an otherwise-new entity at the time, GOLDEN ASHES was another creative face of the incredibly prolific Maurice de Jong, largely known for Gnaw Their Tongues, but operating under a vast number of guises, each one as provocative as the next. While black metal has always remained an undercurrent in Gnaw Their Tongues for Mories to malform to his own challenging design, more strictly “black metal” expressions of his have largely been relegated to De Magia Veterum, Cloak of Altering, Hagetisse, Caput Mortuum, and Pyriphlegeton among many others – all ranging a spectrum from avant-garde to primitivist. As such, then, GOLDEN ASHES exists as an outlet for Mories to explore a more symphonic sort of black metal…but as always, with his own uniquely (and uniquely bent) touch.
Following that first EP came the full-length Gold Are the Ashes of the Restorer, during the spring of 2019. The title itself suggested a unique take on familiar black metal themes, and the music duly followed suit: recognizably atmospheric/synth-inclined black metal, but with a blitzed sensibility that was unmistakably the work of Mories. An EP tellingly titled The Golden Path of Death Acceptance followed at the end of 2019, drawing the year to a close and expounding upon the illumination he laid forth as GOLDEN ASHES. The climax of that creation now arrives with In the Lugubrious Silence of Eternal Night.
Like a blazingly brilliant storm of sunlight racing around / reverberating across an empty castle, In the Lugubrious Silence of Eternal Night recasts black metal tropes in deceptively beautiful, breathtaking ways. Mories’ foremost weapon here as GOLDEN ASHES is his arsenal of synths, layering them in a most labyrinthine manner but most importantly with an ear for medieval melody, of somber splendor writ large and even lysergic. This literal wall of snyths immediately evokes Black Metal Metal Sensations, with the onslaught of glass-shard riffing and blizzard-blown drumming swirling all about in overwhelming fashion. But peer even faintly (but preferably deeply) into that majestic maelstrom and one will find solace, repose, even a sort of serenity. Horrific may be the means on the very surface, but GOLDEN ASHES' In the Lugubrious Silence of Eternal Night provocatively posits that within madness can wondrous transformations take place. Drown thyself within, and rise to the surface reborn and beyond…
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Oaken Palace Records is a registered UK charity (#1154786), raising money for environmental causes through releasing drone records dedicated to endangered species. Since 2012 the label has donated more than £15,000 to conservation organisations. OAK-018, In the Lugubrious Silence of Eternal Night is dedicated to the critically endangered Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus), and all proceeds from LP sales will be donated to its conservation and protection.

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released May 1, 2020

Recorded 2019 at DBJ III by Maurice de Jong.
Sleeve by Maurice de Jong.

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