Henrik Nordvargr Björkk is the colossus behind the world renowned acts Pouppée Fabrikk and MZ. 412.
Combine the ritual aspects of MZ. 412 and the darkest ambience from Nordvargr, with vocal materials and a rising spiritual awakening, and you get Anima Nostra – a collaboration between Margaux Renaudin and Henrik N Björkk that marks a new era in the vast cannon of the latter and as well as the former.
Anima Nostra is also a visual experience, with artwork that will guide the open mind into deeper understanding. The album features guest vocals by death metal mastermind Nader Sadek, recorded inside the sacred Sneferu pyramid in Cairo. Included is an alternate version of MZ. 412’s ‘Mourning Star’; an even more ominous behemoth than the original, this track perfectly complements the rhythmical structures contained in the album.
A remarkable synchronization of minds. Comes in a magnificent, metallic-print adorned 6-panel digipak, with 8-page booklet, containing stunning alchemical artwork throughout by Renaudin.
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Post Industrial pioneers Sutcliffe Jugend take everything to a new level with the beautifully packaged album “Offal”. Available on deluxe double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, and CD in a gatefold digisleeve, featuring monochrome paintings by Kevin Tomkins.
With printed lyrics included for the first time, we get to the heart of Sutcliffe Jugend at their euphoric and vilifying best. Words that will make you question what it is to be truly human and not the conformist PC neo-liberal slave so prevalent and encouraged in the modern era. The production on the album sounds massive compared to previous releases, giving the carefully constructed songs an intense, brutal and relentless environment not heard before.
Kevin Tomkins’ vocals are pushed to new extremes, doing battle with Paul Taylor‘s vicious guitar and synth work. “Offal” features four epic tracks (55 minutes) of naked emotional release that will leave the listener breathless and gasping for more.
CD in gatefold digisleeve.
Double black Vinyl in gatefold sleeve with download card. Ltd 500.