Clear Stream Temple | XVI
Debut album, reissued from the extremely limited and rare CDR, with extra tracks, and absolutely beautiful artwork. ‘XVI’ is a genius mix of neo-classical, martial industrial, ethno / dark ambient and antagonistic speech samples. A timely attack on the US Bush Presidential administration and all that has in store for us. First edition limited to 1000 copies. Deleted.
1. The Sixteenth Trump
4. Age Of Terror
9. Novus Ordo Seclorum
“This release was actually first published on very limited CDR a few years ago. Nevertheless, with its concept of religious war between the Middle East and the West, it’s still a relevant recording today and an interesting listening to boot… There are some Arabic musical influences in the rhythm section and some sampled melodic vocal lines, but generally it’s a mix of different industrial styles. There are plenty of rhythmic drum patterns, strange noises and background ambience, and also lots of Bush voice samples taken from news reports surrounding the Twin Towers devastation… the content of the Bush spoken passages has clearly been manipulated in a way that would trigger a smile on the face of anyone who doesn’t support his administration”. (Zero Tolerance)
“Taking propaganda and news bites from American and Arab news channels and blending them effortlessly with their own cold industrial beats and drones, in a very similar way to Boyd Rice’s NON but with a profound Middle Eastern feel, they’ve made a very of-the-moment release that will haunt you for years to come… a compelling and interesting listen.” (Terrorizer)