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Abyss X
Pleasures Of The Bull
Danse Noire
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Release Date
February 23, 2018


Taking its title from a Minoan legend that deals with rage, greed and destruction, the latest release from Abyss X expands and reconstructs conceptions of aural space and time. Out on February 16 on Danse Noire, Pleasures of the Bull finds the multi-disciplinary artist and producer flirting with the sounds of hard jazz while mystifying the parameters of experimental music across several distinct movements, thus allowing the listener to break free from their sonic principles.

Intoxicating, ambient textures mesh with Abyss X’s own expressive vocals, as well as the sounds of the traditional Cretan lyra, played by Maria Skoula. Her sound modification creates a collage of temporalities – allow yourself to move outside linear dimensions, and her to confide in you. Prog rock guitar lines twist stolidly beneath warped vocal samples, and the timbre of the bowed lyra permeates the atmosphere in a thick, suffocating haze.

As the listener travels through space and time, so too does the artist. Abyss X delves into the fullness of her craft, drawing from her background in theater and performance, in addition to the frenzied energy of her live shows as a musician. The music throbs with a frantic yet unmistakably deliberate drama. Pleasures of the Bull feels like a gentle punch in the gut; a compelling auditory performance and a bold exploration of the narrative album format.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 H. Turt 3:53 Buy
  2. 2 Critical Path 3:52 Buy
  3. 3 Lyrical Waxing 4:40 Buy

    Lyrical Waxing

  4. 4 Humiliation 3:38 Buy
  5. 5 Critical Path II 3:00 Buy

    Critical Path II

  6. 6 Fang? Κάλεσμα 3:25 Buy

    Fang? Κάλεσμα

Abyss X

Danse Noire

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Electronic and Electronica

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