April 9, 2018

Jyotiṣavedāṅga - Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum - Press release + Track Stream.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article by Trevor Proctor.

On the fateful day of June 6th, Larval Productions will release Jyotiṣavedāṅga's highly anticipated debut album, 'Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum.'
Jyotiṣavedāṅga are a pan-international entity featuring guitarist Sadist from Indian black/grind/noise iconoclasts Tetragrammacide; H. from Russia's esteemed Sickrites on synths, noise, and effects; AR, from emerging Kolkata cult Banish, on vocals; and prolific Ukrainian drummer Dimitry Kim (Sickrites, Goatpsalm, Balance Interruption et. al.). 
While war metal undoubtedly forms the foundation of Jyotiṣavedāṅga's multi-dimensional attack, it is but a mere tool to be wielded - and, more suitably, malformed. For 'Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum' is indeed a warp continuum sucking vortex-ward the most diseased and depraved decibels lurking within the all-too-often mutually exclusive scenes of black metal and power electronics, splicing various DNA and mincing its residual strains. 

As such, the album is more accurately an experience rather than an "album" per se; worlds open up, and then are destroyed. To experience 'Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum' is to literally be devastated: there is no escape, and there is no mercy. Those of hardier constitutions will still be largely unprepared for the overwhelming onslaught Jyotiṣavedāṅga so effortlessly create. The album comprises six central tracks in a time-evaporating 29 minutes, but when the portals to one's pain threshold have been freely opened, that length can seem both far longer and far shorter than anticipated, for a wealth of subtle, studiously exacted details are woven dynamically into 'Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum's' very fabric. 
To say the album is "dense" is as vast an understatement as the record itself.

And yet, despite this very tangible (and very threatening) physicality, 'Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum' is not all crude ultraviolence for its own sake. Jyotisavedanga is named after Vedāṅga Jyotiṣa, one of the earliest known Indian texts on astronomy and astrology, and their lyricism - and overall aesthetic aims, for that matter - are steeped in the meeting point between the two as well as the latent occultism underpinning such a conjunction. 
This much was at least etched into their debut demo from 2016, 'Cannibal Coronal Mass Ejections,' but has reached critical mass on their full-length debut album. But to pull the veil back too far would be to reveal too much of the trio's inner workings, and it's often best to allow the alchemy to do what it may...

Although undoubtedly unique in the wider extreme music landscape, it should come as no surprise that Jyotiṣavedāṅga have found a suitable aesthetic/ideological home at Larval Productions, for the label has also recently fostered the blitzed-senses oblivion of Tsalal and an early split release by new-noise gods Tetragrammacide, and there's more cruelty to come. In the meantime, there is only the beginning - and the very real END - to 'Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum.' Black metal and noise may be inching ever close together anno 2018, but Jyotiṣavedāṅga are here to obliterate all hope. 
One continuum, forever circular: total blackout, ultimate whiteout. Frequency death ad infinitum...ad nauseum.

Step forward to most certain doom below with the new track 'Bilateral Indexing Theory,' which is streaming from Larval Productions' Soundcloud

01 - Distress Signal: Source Unknown 
02 - Quantum Integers Systematic Deduction
03 - Bilateral Indexing Theory
04 - Protocol Hyper Sterilization on Initialize
05 - Vector Photon Gammaburst
06 - Imploding Linear Fusion Propulsion System.

'Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum' by Jyotiṣavedāṅga will be released on LP by Larval Productions on the 6th of June.

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