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MEKIGAH “Autexousious” /Digipack CD/


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    Band: MEKIGAH
  • Product Code: ADCD 043
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The fourth full-length studio album by Australian Experimental/Avant-garde/Noise/Ambient Doom Metal band.
Mekigah is a unique act, and you can take something different from it every time and whatever mood you are in.
'Autexousious' is a long-lost word and means exercising or possessing free will. It is also the cryptic title of Australian extreme music artist Vis Ortis’ fourth album with his acclaimed project, Mekigah, and second album released through the UK extreme music label Aesthetic Death.
Vis began working on these tracks shortly after finishing the "Litost" album. There were a handful of tracks that were in the original "Litost" pool which swam a bit strangely and were ultimately excluded from the final track listing. They formed the beginnings of "Autexousious".
"Autexousious" captures similar feelings and sonic spaces to "Litost", with Mekigah’s signature slow tempo. Harsh, bottom end tones set the scene with Doom-laden soundscapes held together by stripped back drums and bass while guitars spin a whirlwind of random frequencies. These audible hallucinations are recounted by layered nightmarish vocals.
The lyrics are derived from manic, abstract & personal poetry, exploring ugly, impatient & self analytical themes.
Meshed with these words are treated vocals stripped of meaning: a wordless, sound-only entity – a scream for extinction, or perhaps simply release, into the nightmare of noise.
The tracks also includes passages of soundscape noise and off kilter percussion, but overall retain an albeit idiosyncratic and fairly unique song based approach. What this album gives the listener is 9 drawn out, torturously raw songs.
Vis was also honoured to have Tasmanian legend, Paul Weedon, grace the recording as a guest guitarist & vocalist. Another welcome addition on this recording came from Izedis of insane US noise merchants Enbilulugugal, who contributed vocal extremities on a number of tracks.
Rejoining the fold, after having contributed to the first two albums, are c.w (guitars, spoken word) & aldhamme (vocals), both formally of the mighty Australia Black Metal band Erebus Enthroned. Finally, Vis Ortis’ cousin from the UK Swift makes brief noise guitar appearances on a few tracks.
The album was mastered by Greg Chandler (Esoteric) at Priory Studios, UK.
Aesthetic Death, 2017 (ADCD 043). Made in UK. Pressed in Poland. First press


Tracklist:
1. Eroding Will 04:23
2. Autexousious 08:48
3. Fooled Blood 03:17
4. Zmatek 05:31
5. Diminished Responsibility 02:40
6. The Infinite Never 05:53
7. A Vast Abyss 07:22
8. Backpfeifengesicht 10:12
9. Rejection Nostalgia 05:37
Total playing time: 53:45 min.


Samples: https://mekigah.bandcamp.com

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