"As a child my fear of darkness was a crippling obstacle with which I battled until a science teacher helped to demystify it with her pragmatic insight into the physics of light. She reshaped my understanding leading me to rationalize & contain my fear. In proceeding years her positive influence inspired an interest in astrophysics & my consequent discovery of the phenomenon known as dark matter. Misguided compulsion drove a need to understand this enigma in more depth & it was this knowledge which unleashed a chilling irony. The fact that there was an ambiguity in the fabric of space & time, which science acknowledged but could not quantify, seemed like a strange & terrifying affirmation of the irrational horrors from my childhood. So now as night falls & the darkness unfolds itself around me, I peer into its mass & shudder as I attempt to confront the frontiers beyond which empirical logic breaks down. A realm where the mind truly lies at the mercy of the unknown..."
released May 3, 2019
All tracks composed, arranged & produced by Eastern Fear Ritual.
Track 2 remixed by EFR from original by Monrovani.
Track 4 remixed by LAIR.
Mastered by Vlad Aldemar at Rue studio.
Artwork designed by EFR with original photography by Sparven.
Additional imaging by USG creative.
Published by Adaptive Sonic Music 2019. All rights reserved.
Not for the faint hearted but for those who like their drones, tones & abrasive textures to hurt... this is truly a tour de force of the medium. approach with caution but dont pass it by! Eastern Fear Ritual