Sentient Ruin is happy to present you with the imminent release of “Noč Na Krayu Sveta”, the new mind-expanding album by experimental black metal alchemists 夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker).
The Russian/Japanese/American experimental ritualistic black metal entity re-emerges from slumber with this two-song/half-hour LP of liquefying hallucinogenic sonic alchemy and transcendental avant-garde excellence. In the vast two-song composition 夢遊病者 morph into their most abstract and defiant state yet, reaching a state of near-ethereal cinematic deconstructionism that only leaves vague traces and queues of their primordial and vast melting pot of influences. Within, black metal, kraut, noise rock, free-jazz, drone, middle-eastern incantations and ritualistic psychedelia are melted down in a lysergic kaleidoscopic frenzy of sounds and then sublimated to reach a new zenith of masterful immateriality which consecrates the band at its most ambitious and confrontational state yet. Challenging the listener’s senses and perception at multiple levels, “Noč Na Krayu Sveta” pries the mind open to enter its deepest levels, defying its boundaries and expectations almost with arrogant unpredictability, crossing thresholds of experimentalism and of creative ambition we hadn’t yet fathomed in the band’s still short but extraordinary career, but which we can now gaze into in complete awe and wonder. The result… something standing astonishingly between Ved Buens Ende, Zeni Geva, Bohren And Der Club of Gore, Galloping Coroners, Urfaust, and The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble.
Leading up to the release the track “Boundless Love / Resilience” was premiered by Last Rites, and the notorious metal blog also conducted and in depth interview with guitarist/vocalist PBV. In their feature Last Rites explained that “while the black metal atmosphere and undeniable heaviness of the album, drenched in jazz-laden compositions and free interpretation along with the krautrock ambition to discover new and exciting sounds, remains at the core of the band, it somehow exists outside of these boundaries” – you can check out the feature HERE.
夢遊病者’s “Noč Na Krayu Sveta” releases officially on April 2 2021 on limited edition purple vinyl, limited edition cassette tape and digitally via all streaming/download platforms.