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I.Corax : The Cadaver Pulse II: Mothelix Liquescent

An interesting thing about the 'The Cadaver Pulse' series is the covers. They are colored in translucent green/turquoise with no booklet and no place for a back. Instead they have front art and contain manipulated photographs of what seems to be nature related stuff. Just to study the cover is interesting in itself. Especially since I suspect the photos are to be linked to the music in some way. At least I know that one of Anti I. Haapapuro's other projects, Halo Manash uses symbols and other visual focuses in addition to the music.

'The Cadaver Pulse II: Mothelix Liquescent' starts off where 'The Cadaver Pulse I: Sealed In A Radiant Larval Maelstrom' ended. The industrial/dark ambient sound is clearly quite similar, but this time it's not as intense. It's still oppressive and disturbing, just in a calmer way.

But however calm it has become, it's still not recommended for sensitive ears and souls. This is a dark piece of music with, as far as I can hear, not a single sound in it that is pleasant to the ear. I guess you can call it anti-harmonic. It provokes the brain and while I have tried to study at the same time as listening to this, I can't seem to focus properly. It's like this kind of music stimulates some of the primal instincts. Like anxiety, or like that feeling of something constantly watching you and is slowly crawling closer. The good night song for mental masochists.

A 1000 copies of this CD were pressed, but still the demand is apparently high enough for Cyclic Law Records to plan a 2in1 re-release of this and the first CD in the series. This means that at least in the near future, the CD will be easily available. Very good news for fans of dark ambient/industrial.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. State XV
2. State XVI
3. State XVII
4. State XVIII
5. State XIX
6. State XX

Duration : Approx. 66 minutes

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Reviewed on 09-02-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
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