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LOCRIAN Release 'The Crystal World' Two Disc Album

- Aug 11, 2010 at 07:59AM
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'The Crystal World', the third studio album from Locrian, is an epic journey. Titled after
JG Ballard’s 1964 novel that tells the story of a physician who specializes in leprosy sent
to a remote African outpost to discover a jungle that is slowly crystallizing and encroaching
upon everything it touches. Disc one comprises six tracks while disc two consists of one
extended piece, 'Extinction', that picks up on the intensity of disc one and sustains it for
close to an hour. On 'The Crystal World', Terence Hannum, and André Foisy, are joined by Steven Hess (On, Pan American, Ural Umbo) on percussion and electronics.

Hess’ contribution pushes Locrian deeper into the abyss of despair rendering a sound that is darker, bleaker, and engulfing than any of the group’s previous releases. Locrian continue
the conceptual trajectory of blackened drone that the group initially embarked on during
their first studio album 'Drenched Lands' (2009). Masters of layering, 'The Crystal World'
finds the group manipulating tones and textures that transport the listener to an apocalyptic wasteland. At times, the layers are serene and somber, at other times
they are chaotic.

Of Locrian’s three studio albums, 'The Crystal World' is the essential release, finding the
band creating a sound all of their own. A sound that evades simplistic analogies to black metal, power-electronics, noise, or other categories. This is the album that will stun fans
of the bands previous works with how far the group has come from their early releases. Vinyl edition out on Utech Records in 2011.

For more information, please visit: www.myspace.com/thelocrian.
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