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Eye of Nix - Black Somnia LP (Scry Recordings)

$18.00

FOLLOWING UP THEIR CRITICALLY LAUDED DEBUT FULL-LENGTH MOROS, SEATTLE SOUND CONTORTIONISTS EYE OF NIX RECENTLY RECORDED THEIR SOPHOMORE OPUS BLACK SOMNIA WITH THE TALENTED AND STALWART BILLY ANDERSON (NEUROSIS, PALLBEARER, ETC.) AT THE HALLOWED HALLS IN PORTLAND, OREGON. THE BLACK SOMNIA LP FOCUSES ON THEMES OF FEAR, CONTROL, AND ANXIETY WHILE SHAPE-SHIFTING THROUGH A LENS OF BLACKENED PSYCHEDELIA AND DOOM.

VOCALIST JOY VON SPAIN COMMENTS, “BLACK SOMNIA INCLUDES FIVE NEW PIECES AND A RE-IMAGINING OF A CURSE. OUR GOAL FOR THE RECORDING WAS TO FRAME THE SONGS’ TURBULENCE AND TENSION WITH LAYERS OF ATMOSPHERE, OUTLINING DEEP SHADOW WITH DYNAMIC LIGHT. WE ALSO WORKED INTENSIVELY WITH OCCULT ARTIST/PHOTOGRAPHER ANIMA NOCTURNA (CARLOS MELGOZA) AND AN INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF BUTOH PERFORMERS TO CREATE THE ALBUM’S RITUAL-BASED VISUAL ELEMENT.”