MAXIMUM BITTERNESS HAS BEEN ACHIEVED

by THEOLOGIAN

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One of the very earliest THEOLOGIAN releases from 2009:

"Not so much a title as it is a statement of fact.
Four long tracks of bleak, heavy dark industrial, espousing the glory of hate and misery, in the wake of wave upon wave of seemingly endless disappointment, rejection and selfishness.
Fuck you."
- THEOLOGIAN PRIME, 2009

"Theologian produces another world that is completely devoid of starlight on Maximum Bitterness, a four-song collection that documents the sound of endless psychic descent, a brand of nightmarish subterranean power electronics and psychedelic black ambience that we can't get enough of. This cold, inhuman soundworld is in turn terrifying and abject, evoking the infinite void and the ultimate extinguishing of the self. This begins as a rhythmic, almost martial sounding sweep of distortion and muted white noise that reveals ominous minor key melodies lurking beneath the bleak expanse of Theologian's icy black realm, like the soundtrack to soaring over a dead, crumbling city on some far-off sunless world, fields of minimal drift met with distant oceanic rumbling and clarion blasts of high tones that sound like massive trumpets blowing across vast wastelands. Towards the end, hellish looped demonic vokills begin to drop in, and here is where Theologian's sound begins to morph into a kind of dreadful power electronics. The second track features syncopated blasts of symphonic sound that are washed out, roar and decaying like tidal movements across the void, a constant rush of black hiss across the horizon; it becomes more surreal sounding as swells of orchestral string-like sounds and soft whirring drones materialize. From there, more of those monstrous horns blow across the Styx, joined by melodic choral synths, the sound slow and throbbing as it slowly dissipates into a distant rolling cloud of muted noise, far off eruptions reverberating while a deep single note synth drone extends into infinity. Its absolute desolation interrupted only by the frantic whine of high siren-like tones, and is what we imagine the final moments leading up to total nuclear immolation would no doubt sound like. The final track is also possessed with this pulsating undercurrent, but its more dissolute, a cloudy black throb, the weak pulse of a dying planet, faint strains of gorgeous peripheral melody lurking in the deep, eventually leaving only nebulous particles spinning in the blackness, then reassembling into an utterly massive slow motion orchestral dirge shrouded in dead radio waves."

- CRUCIAL BLAST

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released February 15, 2015

Recorded by Theologian Prime in the capital city of DIS, 2009.
Dedicated to all injured souls.

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ANNIHILVS POWER ELECTRONIX New York

ANNIHILVS POWER ELECTRONIX is an underground record label founded in the Summer of 1997, originally as a means to distribute the works of NAVICON TORTURE TECHNOLOGIES (1997-2009) and associated projects.
Specialising in industrial, power electronics, darkambient, drone, experimental and doom, the label has since expanded to include several other artists from around the globe.
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