Release date: 1997
Style: Math metal, Progressive metal

Rating:

8.6 | 44 votes

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7 want it


01. Antanca - The End (The Uncompounded Reality)
    1 - The Beginning Of The End Of Extraction (Evolutional Slow Down)
    2 - The Executive Furies Of The Robot Lord Of Death
    3 - Descent To The Netherworld
    4 - ...Och Stjärnans Namn Var Malört
    5 - Dante's Wild Inferno
    6 - I, Galactus
    7 - Skeletonization
    8 - Sickness And Demoniacal Dreaming
    9 - UFOria
    10 - Z1- Reticuli
02.
    1 - Transmigration Of Souls
    2 - In Reality All Is Void
    3 - Krapp's Last Tape
    4 - Through Fear We Are Unconscious
    5 - Death At Both Ends
    6 - Bouncing In A Bottomless Pit
    7 - The Sun Door
    8 - Painful Disruption
    9 - Vitamin K Experience (A Homage To The Scientist/John Lilly)
    10 - Cosmic Vagina Dentata Organ
03.
    1 - Sensorium Dei
    2 - Magickal Theatre .33.
    3 - Z2- Reticuli
    4 - De Profundis
    5 - Existence Out Of Joint
    6 - On A Crater's Verge
    7 - Solarization
    8 - The End Of The Beginning Of Contraction (Involutional Speed Up/Preparation For The Big Crunch)
04. 𝌆
    1 - Tathagata
05. Missing Time [Version 3.33 bonus]
06. Ooo Baby Baby [taken from the album Mats/Morgan - Trends And Other Diseases] [Version 3.33 bonus]

Lyrics (18)


Line-up
Fredrik Thordendal - guitars, bass, vocals, programming

Session musicians
Victor Alneng - yidaki
Marcus Persson - vocals
Jennie Thordendal - vocals
Jonas Knutsson - saxophone
Petter Marklund - lyrics
Morgan Ågren - drums
Mats Öberg - church organ, synthesizer
Kantor Magnus Larsson - church organ
Jerry Ericsson - bass

Guest musicians
Tomas Haake - vocals


Additional info
Re-released in 2010 through Metal Mind Records.

Bass on "Z1- Reticuli" and "Z2- Reticuli" by Jerry Ericsson.
Synthesiser and church organ on tracks "The Executive Furies Of The Robot Lord Of Death" and "Cosmic Vagina Dentata Organ" by Mats Öberg.
Saxophone on tracks "Cosmic Vagina Dentata Organ", "Z2- Reticuli", "Solarization", and "The End Of The Beginning Of Contraction (Involutional Speed Up/Preparation for the Big Crunch)" by Jonas Knutsson.
Church organ on "Magickal Theatre .33." by Kantor Magnus Larsson.
Yidaki on "Through Fear We Are Unconscious" by Victor Alneng.
"Psychonaut's voice" by Tomas Haake.

Produced by Fredrik Thordendal.
Mastering by Peter In De Betou at Cuttingroom.
Mixed by Fredrik Thordendal with assistance of Mattias Eklund at Area 51.
Recording engineering by Fredrik Thordendal.

Drums recorded at Jimmy's garage at Umeå, Sweden.
Additional recording at Are 51, Garageland and Umeå Stads Kyrka at Umeå, Sweden.
Sonic execution and psychotomimetic soundscapes by Fredrik Thordendal.
Lyrics by Petter Marklund.
Psychedelic introspection, quotations and guidance by Petter Marklund.

Computer graphics by Stefan "MacMan" Gillbald.
Morphogenetic illustrations and art direction by Nina Bergman.
Pre-mastering and mastering for the vinyl edition by Scott Hull at Masterdisk, NYC.
LP layouts by Seldon Hunt.

2x12" vinyl release:
- 200-gram+ discs pressed on a virgin black vinyl
- 350gsm heavyweight triple gatefold three-pocket jacket with black inner flood printing on the inside
- 1000 units total: 500 copies from lacquers cut by Scott Hull at Masterdisk with high-end matte finish triple-gatefold jackets; 500 copies Direct Metal Mastering cut at GZ Media with gloss finish triple-gatefold jackets
- cut at 45RPM for best fidelity
- the best available MoFi antistatic record inner sleeves (or black poly lined inner sleeves)
- insert with technical essay by Scott Hull
- insert with speculative essay by Octarine Communications West/R Joseph Lee/Rod Smith

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Introspekrieg - 05.05.2010 at 22:52  
  Cosmic Vagina Dentata Organ gets me every time... I don't understand why they removed it on the newer version. Nothing like an instant headache...
João Pirucas - 05.07.2010 at 22:32  
  In my opinion, it doesn't flow well with the rest of the album.
Introspekrieg - 05.07.2010 at 22:35  
 
Written by João Pirucas on 05.07.2010 at 22:32

In my opinion, it doesn't flow well with the rest of the album.


Haha agreed... I was being sarcastic. It really does give me an instant headache...
Got Mayhem? - 05.07.2010 at 23:57  
Rating: 9 Such a cool album. Fredrik never fails to impress me with the way he completely pisses on conventional riffing and soloing.
Unhealer - 09.05.2012 at 04:40  
Rating: 9 First listen and it was increidible. Too bad it's the only album he released...
That drummer Fredrik got for this record is amazing.
Spirit Molecule - 09.05.2012 at 12:08  
 
Written by Unhealer on 09.05.2012 at 04:40

That drummer Fredrik got for this record is amazing.

Morgan Agren
Swedish dude who plays for this band Kaipa
Unhealer - 09.05.2012 at 13:46  
Rating: 9
Written by Spirit Molecule on 09.05.2012 at 12:08

Morgan Agren
Swedish dude who plays for this band Kaipa


Kaipa? Wasn't that a prog rock band?

Just saw the video where they jam together a medley of the album, insane drumming definitely.
Seems he is a jazz drummer.
Spirit Molecule - 09.05.2012 at 14:43  
 
Written by Unhealer on 09.05.2012 at 13:46

Kaipa? Wasn't that a prog rock band?

Just saw the video where they jam together a medley of the album, insane drumming definitely.
Seems he is a jazz drummer.


Yep the prog rock band. The video with him and Fredrik jamming on a track is quite cool I must say. I haven't heard this album in ages, but it was never an album I really tripped on. It's got its bits :/
LeKiwi - 28.08.2015 at 17:24  
Rating: 9 This album is so damn fun to listen to. For some reason I find the lyrics to "Solarization" and the track after that hilarious, especially that ending Perhaps it's the way it's spoken so monotone.

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