Aurora Borealis is proud to present this split CD by two of the lesser known greats from the Northeast of England. TENHORNEDBEAST is the dark vision of Christopher Walton, part of the much feted ENDVRA, masters of 90s dark and occult ambient. 'Law of the needle', clocking in at over 28 minutes, is an oppressive opus of doomed drone, both monolithic and multifaceted. Pure power. "elongated, sinister drone, ...distant, echoing string resonance from bowed guitars and cold, steely walls of distortion" think the good folks at Boomkat, as well they may. Check out his other releases on Cold Spring.
MARZURAAN contribute 'Into countless battles', 13 minutes of narcotic guitar haze. Described by some as 'psychedelic/noise', MARZURAAN features Lee Stokoe of the excellent CULVER (also SKULLFLOWER, INSEMINOID and others...). I think this is my favourite of anything they have done to date. So good, you never want it to end. The gruff metal grunts of the 'Solid Wood' LP have been replaced by a subdued, almost crushed vocal, totally stands out. "acres of textured guitar, low end pressure and brooding drums" say Boomnkat. Can't wait to hear more from MARZURAAN - this is epic, like a bassier, looser, Mogadon-dosed JESU with a man past caring roped in to give his thoughts on where its all gone wrong.
Pete from MARZURAAN created the artwork and layout. Double sided print on heavy textured card with two diecut runic symbols. Comes in a pvc bag. This is an absolute dark gem.